Beginning sometime next year, the Times will allow free access to a limited number of articles each month and charge users who exceed the number. This Read More
Yesterday, Flood magazine posted an article that claimed it found a way to access the archives and paywall-protected content on the New Yorker‘s website. The trick was, Flood explained, to obtain an email address of a subscriber and try it as the password, too — unless the user opted to change the Read More
Politico announced last night it will be launching Politico Pro, a subscription service that will provide reporting and analysis in the areas of health care, energy and technology to those who pony up the fee, The New York Times reports.
Since 2006, Politico has posted a wealth of content to its Read More
In a small item that ran in today’s Times, the paper announced that it has instituted a paywall for The Telegram & Gazette, a Worcester, Mass.-based paper owned by the Times Company, which seems to serve as a model for Times‘ own paywall, to be launched in January.
The Telegram‘s metered systen Read More
With its relaunch today, Bloomberg.com is billing itself as the free alternative to other business news sites.
“In the ongoing debate of free versus paid content, Bloomberg.com is today launching a newly designed site for senior business executives and content can be accessed free of charge,” the company said in a Read More
If the question of how exactly to get money out of readers online wasn’t complex enough already, Google is presenting one more option.
The New York Times paywall launch in January might get off to a rocky start, according to Barry Diller.
“I think they’ll succeed eventually, not this time around,” Mr. Diller told Bloomberg Television. “This is going to be an evolution.”
Eventually, he said, people will pay for media content the way they buy songs Read More
Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Rupert Murdoch are speaking!
The thinking is that if Google can get customers accustomed to paying for all sorts of goods online through a universal system, Google Checkout, then readers will not think so hard about buying newspaper content online. Paying for articles will be just another click.
During Read More