39 posts and columns on pay wall
That big Myspace relaunch we read about last week? That’s all fine and good. But the troubled Web property is a…really troubled Web property, its News Corp. parent stressed today. And it needs to get its act together before it gets kicked off campus.
Spotify still doesn’t have a single deal with a U.S. music label, which makes it impossible to launch the service here. But a combination of compromise and cash could still get things done. And a pact with Sony is now “essentially signable.”
The New York Times is getting ready to roll out a pay wall in January, and plenty of people fret that the paper will see its audience disappear when the gates go up. Here’s a counterargument: The Telegram & Gazette, which happens to be owned by the Times, and which has seen its traffic rise after its wall went up.
The TV networks have been unwilling or unable to run many ads with their online shows. But ABC is pushing to change that, starting with its popular app. Next up: More ads at ABC.com, too.
Will the pay wall the New York Times is building scare away the paper’s natural allies–bloggers who like to point to the site? Only if the paper goes out of its way to scare them off. Instead, it’s trying its best to keep the links coming next year.
Google isn’t killing newspapers, says The Atlantic’s James Fallows. It’s trying to save them.