Thursday, March 17, 2011

The end of free content.... nytimes.com ends beta testing and goes active march 28th

We have been informed (warned) for some time now that this day of free content from NYtimes would be behind a paid wall.  Well they just announced that day has come... As in March 28th...
  • It begins on March 28. Unless you're in Canada, since you have been beta testing their service already...
  • 20 free articles per month on NYTimes.com. Then it get interesting.
  • You click on that 21st article to read, you're presented the option of buying one of three digital news packages - $15 for a month of access to the Web site and a mobile phone app; $20 for Web access and an iPad app; and $35 for an all-access plan."
  • Home delivery subscribers get online access for free.
  • Seems though if you're not willing to fork of the green, you'll be able to see articles from links to NYTimes.com from Google, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs (huzzah!) even if you've already reached your 20-article limit.
  • "When you visit NYTimes.com by clicking links in Google search results, you'll enjoy up to five free articles per day."

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