paywall archive

  • The Times to allow search engines to show first two sentences from its articles
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    The Times to allow search engines to show first two sentences from its articles

    By 26 September 2012

    The Times is to allow search engines to preview the first two lines of its articles from its website for the first time since implementing a paywall in July 2010.  It means potential new readers will be able to “try before they buy”, getting a snippet...

  • The Times paywall brings in the bucks
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    The Times paywall brings in the bucks

    By 2 November 2010

    Controversial it may be, and its erection may have haemorrhaged readers, but latest subscription figures revealed by News International show that The Times Online is turning over a tidy sum since it went behind a paywall. The publisher has stated that...

  • Times haemorrhages readers after building paywall
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    Times haemorrhages readers after building paywall

    By 20 July 2010

    Since adopting a pay model, the website of UK newspapers The Times and The Sunday Times has lost around 90 per cent of its readership.  Since 15 June, readers are required to pay a subscription of £2 per week, or £1 per day if they just want to dip...

  • The Times paywall goes up bringing with it the end of the free ride
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    The Times paywall goes up bringing with it the end of the free ride

    By 2 July 2010

    The Times, one of the UK's largest and oldest newspapers, has raised its paywall on Friday; shutting out anyone who isn’t willing to pay and bringing with it the dawn of, what could be, a very different online experience. From 2 July 2010, visitors...

  • Web bigwigs: Murdoch's paywalls are a mistake
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    Web bigwigs: Murdoch's paywalls are a mistake

    By 8 June 2010

    Leading industry figures from the web have rounded on Rupert Murdoch and suggested that he was wrong to put The Times behind a paywall.  Speaking during a panel at the Future of Media event during Internet Week New York, Google News senior business product...

  • The Times prepares for paywall launch
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    The Times prepares for paywall launch

    By 25 May 2010

    Rupert Murdoch's quest for further riches has, this week, seen the launch of the new Times and Sunday Times websites, which Murdoch's company News International is planning to hide away behind a paywall. For £1 a day, or £2 a week, readers will be able...

  • Times and Sunday Times websites to charge from June
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    Times and Sunday Times websites to charge from June

    By 26 March 2010

    The way we access the Internet will most likely fundamentally change following the decision by The Times and Sunday Times to start charging to visit their websites. Called a "paywall", the newspaper will charge users £1 for a day's access and £2 for...