News Corp. in Advanced Talks With Facebook on Subscriptions

News Corp., publisher of the Wall Street Journal and the Times of London, is holding "very advanced" discussions with Facebook about subscriptions to its content online, CEO Officer Robert Thomson said."I've been talking with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, exchanging thoughts, on how important it is that the value of content should be recognized," Thomson said in an interview at a media industry conference on Wednesday in Turin, Italy. "We are in the middle of negotiations with Facebook on a subscription mechanic."Earlier at the conference, Thomson attacked the digital walled gardens used by technology companies such as Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Facebook. "They are made to keep people in, this is not free movement of people," he said in the interview. "Particularly Google is a problem." Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2017-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple's Subscriptions Service Upsets the Cart

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[ PC World | 2011-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google One Pass gives back what Apple's iPad subscription plan takes away

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Well, that didn't take long. One day after Apple dropped its subscription plan bomb on suspicious publishers, Google officially countered with One Pass. Google strips out the onerous restrictions Apple imposes. It's a brilliant marketing response, and aptly timed with new... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lure of IPad Subscriptions May Outweigh Pain for Publishers

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[ PC World | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Announces Subscription Service

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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple's New Subscription Model: Pros and Cons

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[ PC World | 2011-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple App Store subscription plan gouges publishers, eats their young

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[ Betanews | 2011-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple Unveils Digital Subscription Service

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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time Inc. Launching 'All Access' Digital Subscription Plan

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EU Publishers Blast Apple's IPad Subscription Plan

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The Daily Is A Top News App But Download Complaints Soar

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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-02-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The New York Times | 2011-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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