Rupert Murdoch’s predictions for newspaper on BlackBerry


News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch said on Thursday that the future of newspapers is digital, but it may be 10 to 15 years before readers go fully electronic.

“Instead of an analog paper printed on paper you may get it on a panel which would be mobile, which will receive the whole newspaper over the air, (and) be updated every hour or two,” he said.

“You’ll be able to get the guts or the main headlines and alerts and everything on your Blackberry, on your Palm or whatever, all day long.

“I think it’s two or three years away before they get introduced in a big way and then it will probably take 10 years or 15 years for the public to swing over.”

Does anyone else think that Rupert is a little behind the times technologically? How can he say we’re 2 or 3 years away before news on your BlackBerry is introduced in a big way? With Viigo, you get your news updated every minute. The Wall Street Journal and a host of other newspapers already have BlackBerry apps. Someone needs to get Rupert App World so he can catch up with the rest of us.


10 Responses to “Rupert Murdoch’s predictions for newspaper on BlackBerry”

  1. 1 Kim

    Well he runs billion-dollar industries in printed papers. He can’t really announce that our time is up and we can all just retire.

  2. 2 Bob

    Funny thing is, that he owns the Wall street journal, Fox News and a host of other companies that already have BlackBerry news apps via web signals.

  3. 3 Taco

    Basically he just described RSS feeds.

  4. 4 DavidB

    Can’t say I’m surprised he’s clueless. Sorta like when I was trying to get somewhere with Verizon about GPS on the 8830 and the corporate schmoe that called me tried to tell me a person can ONLY run on a BlackBerry apps that are approved and offered by Verizon. I had to laugh at the cluelessness of some corporate types…

  5. 5 Don

    The interesting part is he IS a billionaire and we are not… What he means is the general public and people that aren’t loading leaked OS’s onto their Blackberry.

  6. 6 ben

    I find it funny that like me a large chunk of the people that read this will be using a bb.

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  10. 10 jesssquire

    I’m of the impression that his perspective is very macro… I’m sure he knows early adopters use technology to consume digital news/content…. part of me suspects that his ‘vision’ means that news papers will vanish… and it will take 10 - 15 years until that occurs.

    BTW - I don’t totally agree with him.

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