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The Times, the Wall Before the Paywall

28.6.2010 by Dick Branston

Murdoch's bold move into paid for news online gets its first results. Our recent round table suggested that people would take an instant dislike to paying for their news. It was argued that there would always be someone who could offer the same news for free online however, some experts suggested that if anyone could find a way to make online news pay, it would be Rupert Murdoch. The Times is taking a tiered approach to the paywall. Currently, it does not cost us to read news from the site, but we must register. Already this is causing a fairly…

Murdoch’s Toll Booth in the Sea

4.12.2009 by Mother Superior

Rupert Murdoch would have us all believe that "paying for content online is right and that aggregators like Google that use newspaper content but don't pay for it are doing something wrong." (BBC article). And he's actually got a level…

A New Netscape for the Less Personalised Web

15.6.2006 by Mother Superior

My immediate thoughts on the rebirth of Netscape are that AOL are joining a selection of content providers appealing to the lethargic nature of Internet users. I can see Netscape appealing heavily to those who are not web savvy enough…