Time Magazine May Join Newspapers In Committing Suicide By Charging Online

from the good-luck-with-that dept

So, say you're a general news magazine that's struggling to remain even remotely relevant in an internet era... what do you do? Apparently if you're Time, you think about charging. This isn't all that surprising, really, given that Time Magazine published that poorly thought out article arguing for micropayments for online publications. It just makes you wonder who these people are making these decisions and if they ever bothered to look at all of the attempts in the past to charge for such content online.

Filed Under: business models, charging, magazines, paywalls, time magazine
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  1. identicon
    Michael, 1 Jun 2009 @ 9:56am

    Re: Over The Air

    Ask your cable company for a subscription to only HBO or ESPN. First you need the basic package, which is primarily the over the air channels. In Canada our cable companies enjoy service area monopolies as well. If it was possible to only get specialty channels over cable, the rabbit ears would be up awfully quick ... BTW, a broadcast engineer explained an HD picture is better over the air ... something about geting the full bandwidth.

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