At the “Disrupting Publishing from Tablets to Links” panel at TechCrunch Disrupt, ‘The Daily’ Publisher Greg Clayman revealed an interesting milestone about Rupert Murdoch’s foray into tablet publishing. When asked by editor Erick Schonfeld whether or not the iPad app was doing well, Clayman revealed that it has been downloaded close to a million times, in the sixty days since its launch on February 2nd. “This puts us in the large pantheon of large news apps … We are consistently now in the top grossing apps, in the top ten or top twelve. Today we’re number three” Clayman said.
The Daily started charging for its content on the 21st of March, with a $1 a week and $40 a year subscription model, which Clayman didn’t reveal any numbers on. He did however emphasize that The Daily’s model of original content could succeed in a tablet format, “There’s aggregators for people that are heavy users of Twitter and RSS and then there is editorial product, like TechCrunch. The Daily is an editorial product.”
You can watch the entire panel, above.