Murdoch Puts Up Some More Paywalls
from the adios dept
Unfortunately, the details look like the rumor was wrong, or the plans changed entirely, because now it looks like both publications are going with your standard everyday super expensive paywall. Starting in June, both publications will begin charging a whopping £1 per day or £2 per week for access -- which is actually pretty steep, especially in a market where there's an awful lot of competition. On a yearly basis, it's only a bit less than what Newsday is charging for its website -- which has been a colossal failure.
Good luck, Rupert, because it seems like you're going to need it. On the other hand, this might explain why the Times Online is already trying to block companies from sending them visitors. It's as if they don't want anyone to know they exist online.