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  1. mapenn's Avatar
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    This probably doesn't belong in this forum, but I'm just really curious. I love the USA Today App. But how in the world do they monetize from it? With the free app, I have no need to actually PAY for their content (printed or online).

    How can that possibly be sustainable? I can't imagine that they would be able to convert users of their app into paying for the little bit of content that is left out. I actually chose not to renew my print subscription because they are giving away their content for free. Maybe I should just be quiet?
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    1) It probably drives some people to use their website more
    2) They can easily update the app and add microtransactions (yearly/monthly subscriptions)
    Apps: MyQ for Netflix (Phone/TouchPad), Giantbomb (Phone), Excavate (Reddit/Digg clients for TouchPad)
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    They don't have an restrictions within the app for free vs subscription users?
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    Not yet, but I bet it may be coming.
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    no - that's what suprised me. I figured there would be restricted content for "subscriber's only". The only big piece of content that is missing is the Opinions section.

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