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Sun paywall needs more than 300,000 subscribers to cover outlay, say analysts

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Sun+ service predicted to result in drop in online ad revenue with NI also paying £30m-plus for digital Premier League rightsThe Sun will need to attract more than 250,000 subscribers to its £2-per-week online service to cover the loss of online advertising and recoup the £30m-plus it paid for the...
Sun paywall needs more than 300,000 subscribers to cover outlay, say analysts

Times websites to charge from June

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Users to be charged £1 for a day's access and £2 for a week's subscription for access to both papers' websitesThe Times and the Sunday Times are to start charging for content online in June.Users will be charged £1 for a day's access and £2 for a week's subscription for...
Times websites to charge from June

Report: RIM may break itself apart, with Amazon or Facebook picking up some of the pieces

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BlackBerry Bold The on-again, off-again rumors swirling around Research in Motion are back on following a report by The Sunday Times that the BlackBerry maker is considering a plan to split itself in two, possibly selling off its handset business to Amazon.com or Facebook. The report also suggests that another...
Report: RIM may break itself apart, with Amazon or Facebook picking up some of the pieces
UK newspaper The Times offering subsidized Nexus 7 tablet with its digital subscription

EBay 'pays only £1.2m in UK tax'

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US auction site eBay paid only £1.2m in tax back in 2010 in the UK, where it generated sales of about £800m, according to an investigation by the Sunday Times....
EBay 'pays only £1.2m in UK tax'

News Corp Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact

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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is planning once again to let stories from its paywalled UK newspaper The Times get indexed by the search giant Google. This reverses a two-year-old policy in which News Corp dramatically pulled stories from from Google as it prepared a paywall to better monetize that content...
News Corp Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact

UK ISPs Are Already Planning To Offer Porn Filters -- So Who Needs New Legislation?

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Last week Techdirt wrote about the possible introduction of an "opt-in" license to view porn online in the UK. As we noted then, there is nothing to stop parents from installing their own filters to block access to certain kinds of Web sites now. But it seems that soon, they...
UK ISPs Are Already Planning To Offer Porn Filters -- So Who Needs New Legislation?

Sun paywall set at £2 with access to Premier League football highlights

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Charge will come into effect in August after £30m deal is struck for rights to all 380 Premier League matches a seasonThe Sun is to introduce a paywall from 1 August with a £2 per week charge, including access to Premier League football highlights.Mike Darcey, the chief executive of News...
Sun paywall set at £2 with access to Premier League football highlights

Newspaper readers are driven to distraction

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Here's an amusing experiment carried out by an advertising agency on behalf of Belgian newspaper publishers to show how intensely people read their papers.Three advertisers were each given a paper and a chauffeur-driven car to enable them to read in peace and quiet. They became so absorbed they didn't notice...
Newspaper readers are driven to distraction

RIM to be split into handset and services, sold off piecemeal?

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TheVerge reads behind the Sunday Times’ firewall: The Sunday Times reports today that RIM is considering a plan to split its handset division and messaging network into two separate companies, and will sell off the struggling BlackBerry hardware business. The British paper doesn’t cite any sources in the report, but it says...
RIM to be split into handset and services, sold off piecemeal?

Another Day, Another RIM Sale Rumor

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Here comes another rumor about Research in Motion — this time selling off its struggling handset unit to any variety of possible buyers for all or part of the famed BlackBerry, including Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft. The latest version comes from the Sunday Times, which said such a consideration is...
Another Day, Another RIM Sale Rumor

Digital and newspaper readerships combined: figures for every UK newspaper and magazine

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The new NRS print and digital devices survey is out with combined digital and print readerships for national and local newspapers and magazines in the UK. See who tops the listThe data:• Quality newspapers• Tabloid and mid-market• Local newspapers• Magazines• Download the data• Data journalism and data visualisations from the...
Digital and newspaper readerships combined: figures for every UK newspaper and magazine

Temporary Paywall Removals Only Highlight The Fundamental Paradox Of Paywalls

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While there's room for debate on whether Rupert Murdoch's paywall strategy for the UK Times and Sunday Times has been disastrous or just mediocre, it certainly hasn't been a massive success or reinvented any online news business models. Now we're beginning to see some telling cracks in the facade: the...
Temporary Paywall Removals Only Highlight The Fundamental Paradox Of Paywalls
Facebook responds to SMS-reading claims: 'the suggestion is ridiculous'

Luluvise shows where your data can end up

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Women-only social network Luluvise lets its members rate the men they've dated – but should they be posting personal sensitive data without the men's permission?Luluvise describes itself as "a social network for women". It's loved by the technology media, racking up plenty of friendly articles since its launch late last...
Luluvise shows where your data can end up

Upgraded Times app gets the thumbs down from readers

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The upgraded Times iPad app has been greeted with something less than delight by its first subscribers. Scores of people who have paid £14.99 to obtain the app have been hugely critical of it since its launch early last month.The new version of the app, which was supposed to provide...
Upgraded Times app gets the thumbs down from readers

Media Talk podcast: off to Oxford we go

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On this week's Media Talk we head to the dreaming spires for the Oxford Media Convention.Lisa O'Carroll and Mark Sweney report back on why Labour think a press regulatory royal charter is like Dolly the sheep, and why the government thinks BSkyB should give public service broadcasters a break.Also this...
Media Talk podcast: off to Oxford we go

Rupert Murdoch's Twitter account offers revealing glimpse of character

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From smackdown of Sunday Times editor to jokes about daughters, tycoon's tweets are opinionated and often surprising"Gerald Scarfe has never reflected the opinions of the Sunday Times," Rupert Murdoch tweeted on Monday. "Nevertheless, we owe major apology for grotesque, offensive cartoon." And with that, in 137 characters, the matter was...
Rupert Murdoch's Twitter account offers revealing glimpse of character

Facebook testing Android SMS integration, denies "spying" allegations

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Facebook is testing new mobile features for Android that integrate with the SMS functionality in smartphones, taking advantage of updated permissions allowing Facebook access to users' text messages. Facebook acknowledged the tests while responding to a Sunday Times article claiming that Facebook and other mobile apps are reading users'...
Facebook testing Android SMS integration, denies "spying" allegations

Open door: The readers' editor on... how headlines can be more easily misunderstood online

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On the web, the headline is often all people see, shorn of any context that might be provided by a subheading or a pictureA headline writer must have more than just a knack; he or she "must employ all the arts of compression and allusion to make immediate sense, to...
Open door: The readers' editor on... how headlines can be more easily misunderstood online

Facebook to allow under-13s?

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A report in the U.K.'s Sunday Times says the company is considering allowing everyone onto its site. Can this possibly be true? [Read more]...
Facebook to allow under-13s?

Founder of McAfee living in Portland after fleeing Belize, says money makes 'you end up like Bill Gates'

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A drawing of John McAfee for his new graphic novel. Portland is the new home to a software legend who was running from authorities in Belize and now will have a movie produced about his ridiculous story. John McAfee, founder of antivirus giant McAfee, will settle in the northwest for the...
Founder of McAfee living in Portland after fleeing Belize, says money makes 'you end up like Bill Gates'
RIM might sell its handset business to Facebook or Amazon

So UK carriers are selling anonymized customer data? That may not be a bad thing.

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The news that British 4G carrier EE is trying to sell anonymized user data, in league with market research firm Ipsos Mori, has been greeted with wrinkle-nosed outrage — particularly the part about the Metropolitan Police being a potential customer. After all, the UK has just (mostly) dodged proposed legislation...
So UK carriers are selling anonymized customer data? That may not be a bad thing.

Facebook denies report it’s snooping through texts

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Facebook has denied a report in the Sunday Times in London that the social network is secretly reading the text messages of users who have downloaded its mobile app. Fox News reported that the Times story, which is behind a paywall, reported that Facebook is accessing the data as part...
Facebook denies report it’s snooping through texts
RIM may sell handset business, according to The Sunday Times

RIM reportedly considering splitting company in two

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Struggling handset maker is considering a plan to split the BlackBerry hardware business from its messaging network, according to a Sunday Times report. [Read more]...
RIM reportedly considering splitting company in two

Michael Jackson’s Unreleased Tracks Stolen by Hackers

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Michael Jackson Eventually, everything will be hacked. That feels like the takeaway from the revelation that enterprising hackers have ganked late music superstar Michael Jackson's back catalog--over 50,000 files. It appears to be the hacking equivalent of a major bank heist if you factor in the amount paid to Jackson's estate...
Michael Jackson’s Unreleased Tracks Stolen by Hackers

Notion Capital raises $100 million for Euro cloud companies

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London’s Notion Capital  just raised a $100m new fund focused on cloud computing and SaaS (software as a service) startups in Europe. The fund is expected to reach $150m by the time it closes in the next few months and the fund will mainly make  investments in the $2-5 million range....
Notion Capital raises $100 million for Euro cloud companies

News Corp Sees Digital Payments Soften But Not Reverse UK Sales Decline

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More than a year and a half after News Corp.‘s (NSDQ: NWS) flagship UK quality papers introduced new paid digital outlets, their effect is becoming clear - they are softening ongoing print circulation declines, but not overturning them. Latest figures issued by News International show The Times and Sunday...
News Corp Sees Digital Payments Soften But Not Reverse UK Sales Decline
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