Peter Kafka

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New York Times Launches Pay Plan With Discount, New Android App; iPad Update Coming

The New York Times’s paywall/digital subscription plan, fourteen months in the making, kicks off today with a couple bells and whistles: The paper is offering an introductory discount of $0.99 for four weeks, and has also overhauled its app for Google’s Android phones. Last week, the publisher revised its app for Apple’s iPhone; it says it will have an update for its iPad app, with “several key stability enhancements,” in a few weeks.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik