Sunday, May 3, 2009

Online news may not always be free

SAN FRANCISCO - Three media veterans plan to bundle the Internet content of newspaper and magazine publishers into a subscription package that will test Web surfers' willingness to pay for material that has been given away for years

http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20090415/ap_on_hi_te/online_news_fees_3


I've suspected that the Internet as we know it will be drastically changed in the next decade as more companies take control of their information. It's already happening to some degree on sports sites. Throw in a recession that's hammering the news and publishing industries, and the stage may be set for more "subscription" services.

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