• The New York Times Was Attacked By Chinese Hackers Over Four Months

    The New York Times Was Attacked By Chinese Hackers Over Four Months

    The New York Times has revealed that over the last four months, it was repeatedly attacked by Chinese hackers using methods that have been linked to the Chinese military in the past. The timing of the attacks coincided with reporting for an investigative article published on October 24 that revealed Wen Jiabao, China’s prime minister, had tried to hide a massive family fortune. Read More

  • Confirmed: IAC Has Bought From The New York Times For $300M In Cash

    Confirmed: IAC Has Bought From The New York Times For $300M In Cash

    Update: The news has now been confirmed. The $300 million acquisition price includes, and and the deal will close in the next several weeks. Full release below. Both AllThingsD and Reuters have reported a deal in the works, and we have now confirmed with a source very close to the situation that IAC is buying from the New York… Read More

  • [Confirmed] NYTimes: All The News That’s Fit To Post (And Tweet) In China. NYT Chinese Site, Weibo Account Spotted

    [Confirmed] NYTimes: All The News That’s Fit To Post (And Tweet) In China. NYT Chinese Site, Weibo Account Spotted

    Looks like The New York Times’ groundbreaking, paywalled deal with Flipboard was yesterday’s news: today comes another development for the Grey Lady and how she is working hard to leverage social media for the next stage of growth. The New York times appears to be preparing for a launch of a NY Times China website tomorrow, and in the lead-up to that it has created its own account… Read More

  • Do You Subscribe To NYT On Your Kindle? You Can Now Access For Free

    There are so many ways to get around the New York Times paywall (or, as someone called it when it debuted, its pay fence) but if you subscribe to the NYT on your Amazon Kindle, you are now “entitled to complete online coverage of breaking news, articles, videos, audio clips, multimedia and blogs on” free of charge. Amazon had promised this would be coming, so it… Read More

  • NYT's Q1 Earnings: Digital Advertising Grows 4.5%, 100,000+ Paid Digital Subscribers

    The New York Times Company this morning reported Q1 2011 earnings per share of $.04, compared with $.08 in the same period of 2010. Total revenues decreased 3.6 percent to $566.5 million from $587.9 million. The publisher’s operating profit came in at $31.1 million for the quarter, compared with $52.7 million in the same period of 2010. Approximately three weeks after the global launch… Read More

  • In Baffling Move, The Huffington Post Erects Paywall Solely For NYT Employees

    In a move sure to irk at least two or three people who work for The New York Times, The Huffington Post (owned by AOL, our own masters in some degree of command) has put up a paywall that applies only to NYT employees. In a message to affected potential readers of HuffPost content, founder Arianna Huffington explains that NYT employees can henceforth access only one article for free per month. Read More

  • NYT Updates Its iPhone App With Push Alerts For Breaking News, New Subscription Plan

    The New York Times, struggling to find its place digitally, has just released an iPhone update today, three days before its paywall plan is put into action. Well what’s new? In addition to an interface touch up and the option to swipe between stories, the app now has Recently Viewed items at the top of it’s Sections section, followed in order by Photos and Video, which were not at… Read More

  • NYTimes Paywall Limit To Extend Beyond Google To "All Major Search Engines"

    When the details of the New York Times paywall/fence were announced on Thursday, Times PR representatives told press that it would be placing a five article a day limit on Google referrals, and only Google referrals. This policy has somehow changed over the weekend, as the Times’ Communications Manager Kristin Mason tells me that the five article limit will now extend to “all… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on iPad 2s

    Gillmor Gang 3.19.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — or at lest 4/5ths of them were decked out with iPad 2s. That didn’t prevent the usual argument from breaking out about the New York Times’ pay wall. The Grey Lady announced a social plus subscription model, and @dannysullivan was having none of it. It’s 2011 but the… Read More

  • Dumb, Da, Dumb, Dumb . . . The NYT's Digital Pricing Plan Discriminates By Device

    More details emerged today about the New York Times’ digital paywall, which will go up at the end of March. As far as paywalls go, it’s not terrible. Subscribers to the print edition don’t have to pay anything extra to read online or in mobile apps, links to individual articles from blogs and other news sites won’t be blocked, and the paywall only goes up if you read… Read More

  • All You Need To Know About The Paywall

    The New York Times has just put up more information about its much awaited paywall. The digital subscription model was initially announced in January 2010 as an effort to create a second revenue stream while still preserving the newspaper’s advertising business. As we heard earlier, the subscription plan allows for free access to a set amount of content across digital platforms. When… Read More

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