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New York Times makes it even harder to read articles for free

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Mar 2012 20:56 User comments (2)

New York Times makes it even harder to read articles for free Just one year after starting their "paywall," the New York Times is making it even harder to read free articles.
The company has 480,000 paying subscribers, so the paywall has been very successful.

Readers with free accounts can read up to 20 articles per month currently, but as of next month that number will be cut in half to just 10 free articles per month.

As is the current deal, if you end up at an article through Twitter, Facebook or Google News, you can read an unlimited amount of free news.

At the end of 2011, circulation revenue was up thanks to the digital subscriptions, but overall revenue has been falling for the better part of a decade thanks to advertisers taking their money elsewhere.

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2 user comments

120.3.2012 21:01

I found that clearing my cache and cookies on my cellphone, I am able to view NY Times all day and every day.

221.3.2012 23:31

Originally posted by numscull:
I found that clearing my cache and cookies on my cellphone, I am able to view NY Times all day and every day.
All the information the NYT tries to charge money for is freely available from other sources.

NYT tried the same thing ~ five years ago. Didn't work then and I doubt it will work now. Their website has tons of adverts to score plenty of money without being greedy. In the day before the Internet, that's how home delivery worked. Tip the paperboy pay the minimal bill and be done with it.

You are right, all you have to do is clear cookies and browsing history.

Jeff
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Mar 2012 @ 23:32

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