This is a guest blog entry from Karin Gerber.

So if a newspaper wasn’t enough to get the current news, in addition to getting information sent to my smartphone, soon I can read a newspaper on an iPad and also check out the current New York Times while on my laptop?

Wow, talk about having a variety of options at my disposal.

As it turns out Rupert Murdoch is going to launch an iPad only publication called The Daily.  Rumor has it that it might be unveiled at an event along with Apple guru Steve Jobs.  You can even follow The Daily on Twitter at @daily.

Given that News Corp. has hired dozens of blabby journalists for the Daily, and interviewed many more, lots of other details about the app/service have leaked out already:  It will come out daily, it will sell for 99 cents a week, it will use lots of video and it will have cool multimedia bells and whistles, including some kind of 3-D effect that lots of people are very excited about.  And Apple CEO Steve Jobs may or may not participate in a launch event.  (via WSJ – All Things Digital)

Started in 2009, Times Reader 2.0 was the evolution of the normal RSS feed and the natural next step.  Powered by Adobe Air, it could very well have been the prototype of these new newspaper apps, being a great innovation in news print by offering a wider reader base with lower overhead.  You can download Times Reader 2.0 here, and for a monthly subscription fee, read the New York Times newspaper right from your desktop or laptop.

Whether you’re using Windows, a Mac or Linux, in less than a minute, you get everything you’d expect from The Times in print, delivered straight to your computer.  (via New York Times)

How will this affect printed newspapers?  Windows Observer discussed this in the article, “Will Newspapers Survive?”  It may not happen right away, but it seems to be only a matter of time before we start seeing more newspapers and magazines companies produce their own news applications to steer away from printed media.