Murdoch's iPad mag, The Daily, debuts Jan. 19

Forbes source has confirmed that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is planning to launch its iPad-only daily news sources, The Daily, on January 19.

A Forbes source has confirmed that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is planning to launch its iPad-only daily news source, The Daily , at a special press conference on January 19.

Although the information seems pretty complete, as reported by Forbes, there's no official word from News Corp. about The Daily's launch date. According to Forbes, Murdoch briefed some reporters under embargo at CES this past week about The Daily.

A quick surf to Thedaily.com shows The Daily's logo, a "coming soon" message, and a sign-up form for e-mail updates.

Says Forbes: The debut can't come soon enough for The Daily's staffers, who for weeks have been engaged in full-scale dry runs, cranking out dummy issues for what I've been told is a distribution list of 1,000 privileged readers.

The Daily could end up being a game-changing app model for the struggling newsprint industry. Giving weight to that theory is the report that Steve Jobs will be joining Murdoch on stage for the announcement.

Is The Daily going to change the news industry? Are you going to subscribe? Let us know your opinions in the comments.

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