Contrary to a report in last month's Los Angeles Times, there's no way Hulu is going to release a subscription-based service this month, "people familiar with the company" tell Times Sets Date For "Metered" Model: January 2011
The New York Times has set a date for the launch of its so-called "metered" pay model: January 2011. Times executive editor Bill Keller revealed the news while speaking at ...WSJ's Bait-And-Switch App Strategy
Much noise has been made about whether newspapers and magazines can cure their ailing fortunes by charging for iPhone and iPad apps or whether they're better off sticking with a ...Nielsen: Consumers Will Spend Money Online On Certain Content, But News Has Become A 'Commodity'
While most consumers prefer their online content free, many are willing to open their wallets and purses for particular offerings, according to new research from Nielsen. What sorts of content ...What Will Online Users Pay For?
What sorts of content are consumers willing to pay for online? Mostly movies, music, and games, according to new data from Nielsen. Meanwhile, content created online -- like blogs, podcasts, ...More Data To Fuel Metered Pricing
A new report by telecom services provider Allot Communications should give U.S. wireless carriers fresh ammunition to push for usage-based mobile broadband fees. The study found mobile bandwidth use during ...NY Times Names Smurl Head of New Metered Model
Ahead of plans to begin charging for high levels of online content consumption, The New York Times Co. has promoted its VP of advertising Paul Smurl to the new role ...Boxee Launches Payment Option
On the heels of launching its own set-top box, Boxee said Wednesday it plans to introduce a payment system for its Web-to-TV software. Content providers will able to start charging ...Legions of Skeptics Greet 'Times' Metered Model
Ending nearly a year of rumors and speculation, The New York Times on Wednesday confirmed plans to implement a metered pay system, which will give non-paying readers access to select ...Poll: Consumers Won't Pay For News Online
Don't ask Rupert Murdoch to care, but a new Harris poll finds that, among more than 2,000 online adults surveyed, 77% said they wouldn't pay a dime to read a ...Do Apps Want To Be Free?
A recent report from ABI Research predicts mobile app downloads will hit 5 billion in 2014 (up from 2.9 billion this year) and that Android's share of the market will ...FTC Fines Company For Below-The-Fold Fine Print
A Web company that sold "online auction starter kits" and two of its executives have agreed to pay more than $500,000 to settle a complaint filed by the Federal Trade ...The New Freemium: WiFi
Free WiFi -- it's the gift that just keeps on giving, which partly explains why so many online companies are giving it to consumers this holiday season. This fall, both ...To Be Free, Or Not To Be, Murdoch May Find Out: 25% Of Journal's Traffic Comes From Google
In what may be tantamount to a Custer's Last Stand for the newspaper industry's premium content model, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch Monday declared he would remove his company's newspaper ...Rupert Threatens To Take His Content And Go Home
Really, Rupert? Really? As part of his broader paid content strategy, News Corp.'s head is toying with the notion of making the company's content unfindable via Google. Sure, Murdoch and ...Microsoft Bing Gives WiFi Users Free Search
Microsoft's Bing and JiWire will announce Monday an advertising campaign that lets consumers gain free WiFi Internet access at participating hot spots in exchange for one search on the eng ...Hyperdistribution Vs. The Pay-Wall
The moment Rupert Murdoch fixed his pit bull-like grip on the idea that ad revenue alone can't support newspapers, free Web content seemed doomed. Last week's news that his cronies ...Rupert Murdoch's Axis Of Firewall
They may not know it yet, but free media-loving consumers (along with liberals and anti-oligopolists) have a new archenemy in Rupert Murdoch. Less than a month after promising to purge ...Mark Cuban's Free Advice To News Corp. On Paid Content
Mark Cuban has taken the time to offer Rupert Murdoch some solid (and extremely detailed) advice on bundling News Corp.'s content for news junkies. The nearly maniacal attention to detail ...'Sunday Times' To Be Test Case For Murdoch's Paid Online Model?
It looks like Rupert Murdoch plans to use the UK's Sunday Times as a guinea pig for his drastic new strategy -- announced Thursday -- to charge fees for access ...Murdoch: You're All Going To Pay For This
Rupert Murdoch is pissed. In the wake of massive financial losses, the billionaire media mogul is washing his hands of free content, and plans to charge fees for every online ...Reuters To AP: 'Stop Whining'
Thomson Reuters president Chris Ahearn is telling to Associated Press "stop whining" about people and publications and news aggregators stealing its content. A better approach, he says, is to have ...FT: Newspapers Must Charge for Online Content
...Video Consumption Goes Up, Willingness To Pay Down
While consumers can't seem to get enough online video, their willingness to ever pay for the bulk of it remains remote, according to a new report from eMarketer. "It is ...VSS: Consumers Spent More Time with Paid Media in 2008
According to a new study from Veronis Suhler Stevenson, consumers spent more time with media they paid for, like books or cable TV, than they did with primarily ad-supported media, ...Starbucks Dethrones Coke As Top Facebook Brand
Giveaways pay on Facebook. Starbucks has surged past Coca-Cola to become the most popular corporate brand on the social network, powered by its recent free pastry promotion. Starbucks added 200,000 ...Paid Content Under Scrutiny At Allen & Co Kickoff
The annual Allen & Co. confab of media and technology power brokers is underway in Sun Valley, Idaho. The event is not open to the press, but Financial Times writer ...Just An Online Minute... Something's Fishy At Chris Anderson's "FREE" Party
I'm back! I feel like it's been forever since we've gotten together. Over a week is definitely close to forever in online media years, so let's get to it. As ...