Yesterday, MySpace lost the social network battle: You can now use your Facebook account to log into MySpace. It's good to know that Murdoch can fuck up, too. Maybe one day Fox News will end, too.

Murdoch's next project, though, is a daily iPad newspaper called The Daily. And I kind of want it to succeed:

News Corp. has spent the last three months assembling a newsroom that will soon be about 100 staffers strong. The Daily will launch in beta mode sometime around Christmas, and will be introduced to the public on the iPad and other tablet devices in early 2011. It is expected to cost 99 cents a week, or about $4.25 a month. It will come out — as the name suggests — seven days a week. The operation is currently working out of the 26th floor of the News Corp. Building on Sixth Avenue in a space that looks like a veritable construction zone. The staff’s permanent home will be on the ninth floor, and they’ll move down once it’s ready....The Daily will cover the nation. Writers have been told to find topics, establish beats and break stories.

They're going for "a tabloid sensibility with a broadsheet intelligence." They have signed Sasha Frere-Jones on as the culture section editor. The price is right. If the quality of the writing is strong, I believe this could succeed. And I see no reason why someone else couldn't take this model and run with it, too.