7 New Yorker Tech Stories That You Can Now Read For Free

The New Yorker debuted a breezy redesign of its website today, part of a larger overhaul of print and digital offerings that the publication has been rolling out over the last six months. But perhaps even more exciting is the fact that the magazine's archives dating back to 2007 will be free for the rest of the summer. » 7/21/14 9:00pm 7/21/14 9:00pm

New Newspaper Owner Jeff Bezos on the Bleak Future of Newspapers Last…

Well this is just fun. Jeff Bezos talked with German newspaper Berliner-Zeitung in 2012 about the dark future of newspapers and how they can be relevant to Amazon. And well, since Bezos is now a newspaper baron, it's probably a good idea to revisit his rather bleak thoughts on print. » 8/05/13 9:01pm 8/05/13 9:01pm

Two Years Later, The New York Times Closes Its Paywall's Most Gaping…

As soon as The New York Times first hit us with its paywall back in 2011, industrious little news fiends all over the Internet began looking for ways to get around it—and it didn't take long. One of the simplest and most bafflingly long-lasting holes in The Times' paywall simply required you to delete a few characters… » 2/12/13 11:28am 2/12/13 11:28am

Weekly World News Hides Bat Boy Behind a Paywall

Starting today, Weekly World News requires that you pay to access its thoroughly reported journalism. The new paywall follows the lead of lowbrow publications like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. » 1/16/13 10:54am 1/16/13 10:54am

The Onion Erects a Non-Satirical Paywall

Fake news don't come cheap; The Onion has begun testing a paywall for its international readers. Under the current system, you get five free articles per month, after which it's $3/month or $30/year for access. » 8/09/11 10:59am 8/09/11 10:59am

Time Magazine Is Cloaking Itself Behind a Paywall

Time Magazine has just joined the New York Times in its paywall-erecting ways. Subscribers will soon be offered "all-access" plans that cover the bases from print to mobile and web. Non-subscribers will be locked out for three months. » 7/19/11 12:34pm 7/19/11 12:34pm

New York Times Shared Digital Access Tries a +1 Feature of Its Own

In the days of old, which was about this time last year when the New York Times paywall didn't exist yet, you could share the physical paper with family. Then you couldn't if you went digital. Now you can again! » 7/10/11 3:00pm 7/10/11 3:00pm

Paywall Be Damned, The New York Times Has Signed Up 100,000 Paying…

Even though we presented you with a bunch of ways to continue reading the New York Times for free, they've reported they've already signed up 100,000 paying subscribers—in less than a month. While some of those customers are on a special four-week trial of the service, costing them a cent under a buck, that's still a… » 4/21/11 9:50am 4/21/11 9:50am

Did You Pay For the New York Times Today?

You've had a few hours now to think it over, so let's hear it: did you pay for a New York Times digital subscription? Or are you going over, up, and around the paywall by any means necessary? Citizens of the internet, stand and be counted! » 3/28/11 8:00pm 3/28/11 8:00pm

Kindle NY Times Subscribers Get NYTimes.com For Free

If you subscribe to the NY Times on your Kindle for $20/month, first of all stop that! Must be a terribly frustrating experience. But also good news: your e-ink subscription has granted you entry past the homepage paywall, and you can surf the Grey Lady at will. Which basically just means that Kindle pricing and… » 3/28/11 7:06pm 3/28/11 7:06pm

The NY Times Doesn't Mind You Tweeting Their Stories—Just Don't Use…

Turns out that it wasn't the tweeting (and thus offering easy access to free reading) the NY Times disapproved of with the @freeNYTimes feed, it was that they dared use the "T" logo the paper uses. The feed is back up, for easy paywall-dodging reading. [@freeNYTimes via Forbes] » 3/25/11 12:34pm 3/25/11 12:34pm

Wall Street Journal Will Start Selling Individual iPad Newspapers for $2

Don't mucky your paws with paper and ink if you already own an iPad—the Wall Street Journal is to begin flogging versions of the morning's paper for $2 each. They claim it's not because of the NY Times' new paywall strategy, but... [PaidContent] » 3/23/11 4:40am 3/23/11 4:40am

It's Not Just Google That Will Enforce the NY Times Paywall

Sure, there'll be various ways to jump over the NY Times paywall, but technically you'll only be allowed five articles a day going through Google—and all other major search engines, confirms their Communications Manager. [TechCrunch] » 3/22/11 12:50pm 3/22/11 12:50pm

The New York Times Will Charge $15+ for Its Website Paywall

A bizarrely-staggered paywall will come into effect from March 28th, with readers getting 20 free articles a month. After that, it'll be $15 for a month's subscription to the website and phone app; $20 for the month's website use and iPad app use, and a steep $35 for using the website, phone app and iPad app.… » 3/17/11 10:55am 3/17/11 10:55am

Unconfirmed: New York Times' Website Paywall Will Cost Up To $20 a Month

The New York Times announced on Wednesday that they were putting in place a paywall from this month—meaning "a visitor to NYTimes.com will be allowed to view a certain number of articles free each month; to read more, the reader must pay a flat fee for unlimited access. Subscribers to the print newspaper, even those… » 1/21/11 7:54am 1/21/11 7:54am

Fact: Literally No One Would Pay To Use Twitter

There may be plenty of ways for Twitter to make money, but it doesn't look like charging membership fees will be one of them: a recent survey showed that zero percent of users would pay for the service. Zilch. None. » 7/26/10 3:20pm 7/26/10 3:20pm