How EA Access Will Work, According To EA

Last week, Electronic Arts announced a new online gaming service called EA Access for the Xbox One. It sounded like a promising deal to many gamers: a Netflix-style subscription service that would give people access to a library of EA games for $5 a month, or $30 a year. But many important questions remained… »8/08/14 2:07pm8/08/14 2:07pm Could Revolutionize Music with Artist Subscriptions

It's an idea that's been kicking around for years - that maybe people don't want to subscribe to music in general. Maybe, in cases of extreme fandom, they want to subscribe directly to the artists they love, without all of the layers of record labels, distributors, online music stores, and so on. The fan pays, the fan… »5/14/12 2:00pm5/14/12 2:00pm

The NYT's Paywall Is a Success Even Though We're Not Using It?

We all thought the New York Times' paywall was a bit harebrained when we first heard about it. But a surprising (and profitable) side effect of it has been an uptick in print subscriptions since it went into effect. It makes sense if you think about it, since you're no longer paying for something you can get for free… »6/08/11 3:46pm6/08/11 3:46pm

iPad Logs Four More Digital Mag Subscriptions Including Glamour and Vanity Fair

Conde Nast today continues the rollout of iPad magazine subscriptions that started with the New Yorker, adding Glamour, Vanity Fair, Golf Digest, and Allure to its digital roster. Each iSubscription will cost $20/year, or $2 for a single issue. If you're a current print subscriber, congrats! You get free iPad access… »5/16/11 1:18pm5/16/11 1:18pm

Google OnePass Newspaper & Mag Subscriptions Are Publisher-Friendly, But Are They User-Friendly?

Apple launched its subscription service for reals yesterday. So Google's launching theirs today. It's called OnePass. It sounds pretty good: The idea is one login for subscribing to all of your favorite publications that are viewable anywhere (web, phone, tablet). Just like Apple's, but in more places. »2/16/11 1:05pm2/16/11 1:05pm