Pope Benedict XVI wears a traditional Mexican hat while being driven through a crowd before officiating mass in Silao March 25, 2012. [REUTERS/Edgard Garrido]
New York Times Co said on Tuesday it will halve the number of free articles readers can view on its NYTimes.com site.
Starting in April visitors to the website will be able to read up to 10 free articles a month, down from 20 free articles previously. The change comes one year after launching the paid digital subscription, which now has 454,000 paid subscribers.
The Times, like other U.S. newspaper publishers, has been struggling with sinking advertising sales and dwindling print subscribers and has focused on improving its digital strategy to replace the lost revenue.
The company started 2012 without a CEO or a digital boss after former CEO Janet Robinson and former digital head Martin Nisenholtz retired.
In which tourists, led by their GPS, drove straight into the Pacific Ocean.
(Photo: Fairfax Media / Getty Images via ABC News)
Yesterday, Apple introduced the new iPad. This graphic is a comparison between the new Apple iPad , the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Motorola Droid Xyboard and the Kindle Fire. Which one would you be most likely to purchase? [REUTERS]
Apple introduces their new iPad. [REUTERS]
BREAKING: AP and CNN declare Ohio for Mitt. In other news, Dennis Kucinich just lost his primary.
Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.
WHERE WAS THIS WHEN I WAS WRITING MY ESSAY ABOUT TWITTER
DEVELOPING: The Red Cross says it has recovered the bodies of two journalists killed in Homs, Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik.
Photo: A Turkish journalist holds portraits of American correspondent Marie Colvin (R) and French photographer Remi Ochlik during a demonstration against the killings of journalists in Syria, in front of the Syrian Embassy in Ankara, February 24, 2012. [REUTERS/Umit Bektas]
A revision to Japan’s Animal Protection Law, due to come into force on June 1, will slap a curfew on the public display of cats and dogs, forcing cat cafes to shut up shop at 8 p.m.
“Everybody knows cats are really happy in the evening, with their big, cute eyes. So I just can’t understand why the people at the top are ignoring this. It’s really strange.”
Cat cafes have long been popular, catering to the many cat lovers who can’t keep the animals at home because of strict housing regulations that forbid pets in many apartments.
Visitors to Kawase’s cafe pay about 1,000 yen ($12) an hour to play with any of her 24 cats, who dart around the room chasing toys or sleep in baskets set on tables. Drinks are priced from around 300 yen each.
Read more: Japanese cat lovers snarl at new law
Exclusive: Facebook seeks bigger line of credit, sources say
Facebook Inc plans to increase its $2.5 billion credit line to help cover a major tax hit when employee stock awards vest shortly after it goes public, according to two sources familiar with the company’s plans.
The world’s largest social media network, which boosted its borrowing capacity by two-thirds just six months ago, is taking advantage of its strong position to get more financing for its phenomenal growth, the sources said.
The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly about such plans.
A spokesman for Facebook declined to comment.
Read more: Facebook seeks bigger line of credit