Don’t want to pony up for a full New York Times subscription? Just go grab a Venti Vanilla Latte at your nearest Starbucks and enjoy the written word of the Times’ journalists at no additional charge. The New York Times recently announced a partnership with the coffee chain that will offer customers on Starbucks’ Wi-Fi network 15 free articles a day. If you didn’t know, the Times has what’s called a ‘metered paywall’ on their site, which means readers can read 10 free stories a month before the Times makes them pay to access the rest. The free stories at Starbucks, which will include ones from its News, Business, Technology and Most Emailed sections, are in addition to the 10 free stories you’re given per month. But there’s a catch. The Times chooses the free Starbucks stories. While you can’t have free run of the entire Times site, at least you finally have another option besides a Bistro Box to pair with your morning coffee.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 15, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).