News Corp kills Alesia digital newsstand plan

Murdoch’s News Corp has decided to kill off their rather glitzy “Digital Planet” newspaper app project that will target tablets, citing lack of interest and cost as the main reasons behind that action. What does this mean for the layperson? Well, you will no longer be able to enjoy a one-stop app for all newspapers. Instead, Rupert Murdoch intends to reassign staff working on “Project Alesia”, as it is called, to other departments and perhaps even projects. It looks as though digital newspapers might still have a long way to go before they become mainstream, if ever. Do you think that a digital newsstand has a future?

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