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The Times Takes Paywall Gamble – Will It Succeed or Fail (Most Fail)

News International has revealed its plans to turn Times Online into a paid-only website, charging £1 a day or £2 for a week’s subscription to both sites.

News International’s announcement…

London, 26 March 2010 – News International today announces that The Times and The Sunday Times will start charging for access to their digital journalism in June using a pricing model that is simple and affordable.
Both titles will launch new websites in early May, separating their digital presence for the first time and replacing the existing, combined site, Times Online. The two new sites will be available for a free trial period to registered customers. Continue reading

Saturday Times and iTunes offer REM for free

stipeSaturday’s Times will ship with a ten-song iTunes/REM promotion, music fans.

Music Week reports “the first iTunes card newspaper covermount” to promote the new REM live album, Live At The Olympia.

The report explains: “The Times will tomorrow (Saturday) come with an REM-branded iTunes card offering 10 live REM songs free for every reader, five of which comes from the band’s new live album.”

The Times has worked with iTunes on music giveaways before, but this is the first time a card’s been used.

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