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  1.    #1  
    Hi all,

    Murdock is putting all of his publications behind a pay wall. As a former NY'er I can safely say I haven't read the Post since Murdock bought it from the estate of the late Dorthy Shiff, decades ago....I certainly wouldn't bother to pay to read it online or on a Pad device.

    take care,

    Jay

    NY Post blocks access to its website on iPads to drive app purchases
    By Casey Johnston

    NY Post blocks access to its website on iPads to drive app purchases

    ALT TITLE: iPads can no longer read NY Post from Safari browser

    The New York Post has started blocking access to its website on the iPad as a way to drive those customers in the direction of the paid NY Post app in the App Store. Trying to access the paper via the Safari browser on the iPad results in a redirect page that points them to the app, as well as a few other basic services.

    While Safari is a no-go, Staci Kramer of PaidContent notes that NY Post's site works fine through the free alternative browsers Skyfire and Opera Mini. "It is one of the most poorly conceived paywall efforts Iíve come across," Kramer says.

    When New York Times raised its paywall, it made one big concession to readers and left the paid parts of their site accessible through social networking links and search engine results. But the NY Post has even botched this: clicking links from Facebook on the iPad redirect to the screen size app advertisement, while links from Twitter will display the articles in Twitter's in-app browser just fine.

    As a Murdoch publication, the NY Post appears to be getting pushed in the direction of The Daily, which exists only as a paid app on the iPad. The NY Post app costs $1.99 to download and gets the customer 30 days of access; after that, it's $6.99 for one month, $39.99 for six months, or $74.99 for a year. By comparison, The Daily is free to download, and costs 99 cents a week or $39.99 for a year's subscription.

    By clicking one of the buttons on the NY Post redirect page, users can also subscribe to the electronic edition of the NY Post and get access to the web pageóagain at various prices, including $9.18 for four weeks or $93.30 for the year. We're surprised that the NY Post isn't pimping this harder than their app, given that Apple recently relaxed their restrictions on making website content available through iPad or iPhone apps, which no longer have to route subscriptions through their App Store.
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    That's crap, remind me to not read the NY Post anymore.

    Oh, right. I never did. >.>

    OTOH, I bet the app is much nicer than the website version, and news companies do need revenue lately especially since paper sales have gone down (all because of the tech boom). So I see where they're coming from.
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  3. #3  
    Papers have to get paid to stay in business, but the NY Post is going about it the wrong way. $7 a month?? Get real.
    Touchscreens are a fad.
  4. #4  
    The $2 for 30 days deal isn't bad.

    They should just go with the same price as the Daily for the monthly charges. Subscriptions are OK. Overpricing them even though they don't use any paper, not OK. What are their paper subscription fees? This will tell me if they're gouging.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
  5.    #5  
    Hi all,

    Under Murdock the Post has become a bottom feeder, it's much like most of his British Newspapers... trashy with a half naked woman on page 2 or 3. It's NEVER been a great source of news.....I have known one of the reporters well at the Post for over 25 years...it's a subject that we have agreed to disagree on...

    Take care,

    Jay
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