Internet Wants to Be Free
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These days, newspapers will seemingly stop at nothing to boost their bottom line. Those Weekender ads are notoriously obnoxious, and we’re getting awfully tired of deleting the identification key at the end of a New York Times URL to get around the paywall. But the Wall Street Journal has finally devised a marketing scheme that we can get behind: instituting free wifi throughout our fine city (oh, and in San Francisco).
It took the team at Hype Machine 18 months to complete their new iPhone app, but just one day to become the #2 program among paid music apps.
“We were working on a lot of different things at once, and with a small team that really slows you down,” says Hype Machine Read More
Instapaper developer Marco Arment has been battling against what he sees as the unhealthy business of offering apps for free.
Back in the beginning of March he wrote a post about avoiding venture capital funding. His customers, wrote Arment, are his investors.
He even offered up a subscription service, which didn’t offer much Read More