Thursday, August 6, 2009
Murdoch to charge for online news
The writing is on the (pay) wall. Rupert Murdoch, innovator, news hound and mega-businessman, is contemplating charging for online news. There's no such thing as a free launch.Ken Doctor of Content Bridges notes that a "pay wall stretching from the Manhattan's New York Post to London's Times to Sydney's Australian to Suva's Fiji Times and back to Bill O'Reilly Central" is unlikely--like a unilateral disarmamnet. One to watch. That means you, Arianna and Tina.
And Flash: The Financial Times is about to charge per article, using iTunes as a business model. That extraordinary salmon-coloured paper!