Mark enjoys the New York Times, and is happy to support their superior acts of journalism in a modern way with a digital subscription. This subscription would allow him all-you-can-read access from computers, tablets, smartphones…you name it. He owns an iPad and an Android phone, and tried to set up Times apps on both devices. The Android version refused to work, even when he reinstalled the app. His emails about the problem were answered but evidently not read. He decided to cancel his subscription…which is when the final insult came about. They offered to extend his subscription for a dollar, but ended up shortening it instead.
New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller announced that the paper will be charging for access to its articles early next year.
According to the NYT, Sirius XM owes $175 Million by the end of February and it may not be able to pay up. Bankruptcy may very well be in the cards for the Satellite Radio super-organism. The article cites a failure to “to win over many younger listeners” and the general economic downturn.
Hear the scorn of a million parents cry out in righteous anger: despite recently increasing basic text messaging rates from ten cents to twenty across the board, NYT reveals that Carriers pay roughly nothing.
Yay! Free New York Times! The NYT will discontinue its pay wall tomorrow, freeing the opinions of various smart people to roam the internet unchecked by that pesky $7.95 per month subscription fee. Oh, happy day.
“It’s part of our journalistic mission to get people talking on campuses,” says Vivian Schiller, senior vice president and general manager at NYTimes.com. “We wanted to open that up so that college students and professors can have a dialogue.”
It’s now part of our journalistic mission to pretend we’re still in college. —MEGHANN MARCO
Welcome, readers from this morning’s NYT business section.
NYT reports Walmart wants to close its German stores, after years of failing to crack the Teutonic market.
We’ve never been graced with enough foresight or luck to actually purchase a home. Since we recently discovered that we would be forced to find a new apartment over a year before our lease was scheduled to be up, we have been trying to learn the ins-and-outs of home ownership. Our first lesson? We can’t afford to purchase a home in New York. So that was easy.