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UK newspapers The Sun, Telegraph adding paywall to sites

03/28, 6:59am

Paywall additions continues trend in online newspapers

Two newspapers in the United Kingdom are placing their content behind paywalls, a move already performed by a number of prominent news organizations. The Telegraph has expanded its existing paywall for international readers to cover the UK, while News International has confirmed that tabloid The Sun will be under a similar arrangement later this year.

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The Times offers tablet, digital subscription to UK readers

12/04, 7:46am

Google Nexus 7 added to newspaper paywall subscription deal

UK newspaper The Times is offering a discounted Google Nexus 7 as part of a subscription deal. The digital-only subscription would offer access to content hidden behind the paywall for 18 months as well as the 32GB variant of the tablet as a bundle deal. This is seen as an attempt to coerce British readers to pay for its online content, something that newspapers are finding tricky to do.

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Google may block French media sites over search payments law

10/19, 10:05am

Claims proposed law 'threatens its very existence'

Google has threatened to remove members of the French media from its news and search results if a proposed law goes ahead. Newspaper publishers in the country are pressing for search engines to pay for links to their content, which if adopted in France, is claimed to "threaten (Google's) very existence." Google has complained via a letter to various French ministerial offices against the move.

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