News Corp.’s The Daily is dead, long live The Daily?

News Corp concedes its pioneering tablet-only news title is not popular enough to continue as anything other than a learning exercise, marking the failure of one aspect of Rupert Murdoch’s tablet odyssey.

HuffPo, The Daily and the flawed iPad content model

The Huffington Post has dropped the price of its iPad magazine to zero, and News Corp.’s The Daily has chopped almost a third of its staff — more evidence that the dream many publishers had about the iPad being their savior is still far from reality.

The Daily is laying off 50 employees, yanking some original content

Rupert Murdoch’s struggling iPad newspaper The Daily is laying off 50 of 170 employees and also implementing other cost-saving measures, including decreasing opinion and sports coverage. The changes will help the publication “be more nimble editorially,” editor-in-chief Jesse Angelo said.

paidContent turns 10: A brief history of digital media

Remember when Friendster was the hot social network, publishers doubted that ebooks would ever sell, and Netflix (s NFLX) thought DVDs in red envelopes was the future? We do — that was that state of digital media when paidContent launched in 2002.

What the future of a News Corp. newspaper spinoff should look like

News Corp. billionaire Rupert Murdoch has confirmed that the company is considering splitting itself in two, with the newspaper assets spun off as a separate entity. What would — or could — the digital future look like for that standalone newspaper unit? Here are a few ideas.