Today the New York Times finally revealed its “pay for play” approach to digital content, and as one might expect, digital content sites went monkeysh*t. I’ll link to a few of the stories covering it, but meanwhile, a few other links might merit your attention. To them:
The Times Announces Digital Subscription Plan (NYT) and New York Times paywall: wishful thinking or just crazy? (Cory/BB) I actually think it might work. Maybe that’s wishful thinking on my part. NB: The Times HATES the term “pay wall.”
The Newsonomics of The New York Times’ pay fence (Neiman) A good breakdown of the Times’ move. Note the use of the term “fence.”
Hidden In Google Profiles: More Social Network Connections On The Way? (SEL) Slowly, painfully slowly, Google may well be doing something important here…
Twitter boss on application snub (BBC) Growing pains. Some are worse than others.
Pandora’s Facebook Box (Searchblog) A riff along the lines of identity and the independent web.
Groupon Is Said to Discuss IPO Valuation of Up to $25 Billion (Bloomberg) Which puts it on track to eclipse the Google IPO of $23 billion. It’s certainly growing faster than Google did during the same time frame.
Platform Developers Say Facebook Asks them to Switch from AdSense to an Approved Ad Network (InsideFacebook) Watching this space closely.
Microsoft brings down world’s biggest spam network (RWW) Good. Really really good.
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