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Paying For an Online Reputation: Fair, Or Gaming the System?

For everything we do now -- from scheduling a mover to choosing a restaurant for a first date -- we turn to the Web. Yelp, Twitter, Facebook, Citysearch and even Google immediately pull up reviews and hear what the collective voice of the Internet has to say. In fact, when scheduling a doctor, your author crosschecks what her insurance provides with what the consensus says; negative reviews are...

New York Times Digital Subscription Plans Cuts Apple In on the Action

After over a year of planning, the New York Times has finally unveiled its new paywall system, and one of the major beneficiaries may wind up being Apple. In addition to selling website subscriptions directly to readers, the Times will offer plans through the Apple App Store. That means that, in compliance with Apple's new subscription policy, the paper will hand over 30-percent of the revenue...

How to Get Around the New York Times' Paywall

The New York Times may be putting up a paywall later this month, but users can still access more than 20 free online articles per month, using a technique explained by Business Insider. [Ed. Note: We may or may not have been exploiting this loophole to read the Wall Street Journal for ages.] All you have to do is copy the headline of the article you want to read, paste it in Google's search...

New York Times to Introduce Digital Paywall on March 28th

On March 28th, the New York Times will begin charging all but the most infrequent users to read articles online. Under the plan, users will be able to read 20 articles per month at no charge. Once they click on the 21st piece, however, they'll be presented with three payment options: $15 for four weeks a month of online and mobile app access, $20 for access to the site and the iPad app, or...

Read This: 'Wikipedia Is Male-Dominated. That Doesn't Mean It's Sexist.'

The gender imbalance among Wikipedia contributors is not even news. The Wikimedia study came out in August 2009 and was covered by the Wall Street Journal at that time. In the 17 months (which the Times rounds down to "about a year") that this report has been searing the Times' consciousness, the paper has come up with exactly zero new facts to explain the contributor imbalance. Instead, the...

25 Best iPhone Apps Under $1

The holidays are expensive enough. Why spend extra cash on tricking out your iPhone with sweet new apps? Besides, there are zillions of selections on the market; how can you even figure out which ones you really need -- or better yet, which ones won't chew through your battery and destroy your phone? Wouldn't it be great if there were a list of iPhone apps that were not only cheap, but essential,...

Google TV Inches Closer to Reality With HBO, Twitter, Netflix Partnerships

Today Google TV got its own website to call home. While largely an exercise in marketing hype, the new site offers the first serious glimpse of Google TV apps in action. You'll be able to get your social network on, thanks to an official Twitter app, but more exciting are the apps offered by content partners that blur the line between Web and television. The 'NBA Game Time' app, for instance,...

Xbox Live Banking Billions on Virtual Goods, Twitter 'Mumbles' Big in Japan

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Nonexistent virtual goods produce obscene revenue for online services. The phenomenon, which even attracts criminal activity, is currently helping Microsoft stave off the effects of diminishing video game sales. Forbes estimates that Xbox Live earns the company more than $1 billion annually, primarily through various account...

Mattias Adolfsson Draws Baroque 'Star Wars,' History of the Google Doodle

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Illustrator Mattias Adolfsson gives 'Star Wars' the baroque treatment in this wonderfully whimsical series of images depicting Jabba in a wig, Boba Fett with a...

Sex-AppGate: Apple Lamely Responds to Trashing Steamy Apps

We reported last week on Apple's booting of several sexually suggestive apps after Business Insider identified them in a roundup -- a move that has left many developers irate. In an interview with the New York Times, however, Apple's head of worldwide marketing Philip W. Schiller claimed that the company's rationale for banning said apps was due to "an increasing number of apps containing very...

Subpoenas Issued in School Webcam-Spying Case, NY Times to Charge for Blogs

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... The Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania recently attracted the attention of the nation's news media when school officials allegedly spied on students through webcams on school-issued laptops. Subpoenas have now been issued because of the incident, as federal investigators have reportedly requested a wide variety of computer...

New York Times Runs Plus-sized Pic of 'Big Girl' Christina Hendricks

Oh, Grey Lady -- when will you take the spoon out of the back of your throat? Once again, the New York Times has demonstrated a fear of fatties, doing no great service to its legacy of elitism and making the rest of America think that New Yorkers are shallow, weight-obsessed socialists. The paper has raised several eyebrows over the past year due to its weightist snark, and it's apparently not...

New York Times to Start Charging for Online Content in 2011

The New York Times has announced that it will begin charging for online content in 2011 -- perhaps, in so doing, beginning the end of the free ride we've all enjoyed so much. The new business model will still allow you to read a certain number of articles for free, but, once you reach the quota of free monthly articles, you'll be charged to access additional content. Subscribers to the print...

Unauthorized iPhone News Readers Hit App Store, Stir Concern

If it looks like a BBC app, reads like a BBC app, and quacks like a BBC app, proverbial logic would dictate that it's gotta be a real BBC app, right? Well.... AdAge reports today about a new swarm of paid iPhone apps that market themselves as "readers" for newspapers and media outlets like the New York Times and the BBC, even though they aren't actually affiliated with or officially licensed...

Google Introduces Fast Flip, a New Way to Read News on the Web

Yesterday, Google debuted its 'Fast Flip' feature, a news hub that simulates the experience of flipping through a newspaper or magazine. The site, part of the experimental Google Labs, lets readers view articles from over three dozen major publishing outlets. Thumbnails of stories load extremely fast, and the site's design, like that of most Google sites, is sparse and simple. Likely to...