The New York Times

  • The NY Times Real Estate App Gets Its First Big Redesign

    The NY Times Real Estate App Gets Its First Big Redesign

    The New York Times has released version 2.0 of its NY Times Real Estate app — one that the company says represents its first “major redesign” since it was launched back in 2007. For an iOS app, that’s an eternity. After all, Apple didn’t even open its iOS App Store until 2008. (The app originally launched on the mobile web.) So it’s probably not surprising… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Fits and Starts

    Gillmor Gang: Fits and Starts

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — take a walk on the wild side as The New York Times publishes all the news that fits. Except, that is, the news about itself. The Twitterverse is clogged with leaked Innovation reports, business model Kremlin Wall analysis, and newsroom disappearances galore. For the record, we also stop in… Read More

  • [UPDATED] China Reportedly Lifts Ban On Facebook In The Shanghai Free-Trade Zone, But Continues Crackdown On Internet Freedom

    [UPDATED] China Reportedly Lifts Ban On Facebook In The Shanghai Free-Trade Zone, But Continues Crackdown On Internet Freedom

    [UPDATE: The People’s Daily, a newspaper run by the Communist Party of China, has published a story refuting reports (link via Google Translate) that Facebook and other sites will be made available in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone. The South China Morning Post reported earlier this week that the Chinese government will allow access to some banned Web sites in the Shanghai Free-Trade… Read More

  • The New York Times Company Sells The Boston Globe (And Related Properties) For $70M

    The New York Times Company Sells The Boston Globe (And Related Properties) For $70M

    The New York Times is selling the Boston Globe and the rest of its New England Media Group to John Henry, the billionaire who’s principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, for $70 million in cash. The news has prompted some rather depressing comments about the Globe’s relative worth. For example, Ken Doctor at the Nieman Journalism Lab noted that the price is $12 million less than… Read More

  • Nate Silver Is Leaving The New York Times For ESPN

    Nate Silver Is Leaving The New York Times For ESPN

    Nate Silver, the statistician who rose to national prominence for his scarily accurate predictions of the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential elections, is leaving The New York Times for ESPN. Silver will take the Five Thirty Eight brand with him to the sports giant, according to The Times’ Brian Stelter . Read More

  • Snow Fail: The New York Times And Its Misunderstanding Of Copyright

    Snow Fail: The New York Times And Its Misunderstanding Of Copyright

    The New York Times spent months and had an entire team working on the creation of Snow Fall, and it shows. But what if I told you that you could recreate the same interactive experience in just about an hour? You’d like that, wouldn’t you? Well, the New York Times wouldn’t. Read More

  • New York Times Still Treading Water With Digital Subcriptions

    New York Times Still Treading Water With Digital Subcriptions

    How is the New York Times doing with the new digital paywall it put up last March? We found out a few details today when the New York Times announced second quarter earnings. All together, the New York Times counts a total of 1.1 million digital subscribers, but only 281,000 of those are currently paying (756,000 are existing print subscribers who get digital access with their existing… Read More

  • News.me's Social News Aggregator For The iPad Now Live On The App Store

    As we reported in February, betaworks and the New York Times are collaborating to launch a socialnews reader for the iPad called News.me. And we heard more details on the app as it readied for launch this week. Today, Betaworks founder and CEO John Borthwick announced that the iPad app is finally live on the App Store for your viewing and browsing pleasure (link). News.me, which has been… 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

  • All Blog Links To The New York Times Will Be Freebies. This Could Get Ugly.

    It’s not news that the New York Times payfence isn’t much of a fence. We’ve already written about the Facebook and Twitter loophole, but it turns out that the loophole is more like a loop chasm. NYT head Martin Nisenholtz told AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka on Friday that all blog links will render stories accessible for non-subscribers. And while blog and social media… Read More