The Times experiences massive loss in readers after introducing paywall

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The Times and Sunday Times websites have experienced a huge drop in their readership after parent company News Corporation introduced a paywall, requiring readers to subscribe before accessing the content on the site. As of June 15th, readers were asked…

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Paid content: The current models

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Paid content. It's the future, or so Rupert Murdoch thinks, and he might well be right. Content is the lifeblood of the Internet — without it, it'd be little more than a place to chat and buy stuff. Most people…

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5 things iTunes must do to stay ahead of Spotify

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Since it launched nearly a decade ago, Apple's iTunes has become almost synonymous with digital music. A beautiful and intuitive user-interface coupled with the most thorough library of legal MP3 downloads available, it was the perfect accompaniment to the iPod…

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Media magnate Rupert Murdoch applauds the iPad, defends paywalls, slams Google (again)

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Rupert Murdoch, the News Corporation chairman and massively rich media-maestro, has once again attacked Google in defence of his plans for paywalls on his news sites. "We are going to stop people like Google or Microsoft or whoever from taking…

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