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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus