News Corp sources tell News Corp reporters that News Corp’s iPad app, the Daily will drop on January 17th.
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.
The date has moved around a lot but it appears that it will be coming at some point in the future and carry a $.99/week price. Other billionaires launching iPad publications recently include Richard Branson.