A Chinese Communist Party newspaper accused Google of colluding with U.S. spies this week.
A report in the overseas edition of the People’s Daily, the chief newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, said that Google’s retreat from the Chinese market – with the search giant relocating its websites to a Hong Kong-based server – was a justification of Beijing’s own efforts to promote Chinese-developed tech.
Doublethink and internet gods
Google has closed down Google.cn and began rerouting searches to a Hong Kong-based site, which has prompted the Communist Party paper [...]
The New York Times just announced that it will begin charging frequent visitors a flat fee for full access to the site in early 2011. Non-paying visitors will be allowed to view a certain number of articles per month.
The New York Times is the leading print newspaper website according to Experian Hitwise, and accounted for nearly 15% of visits to all newspaper sites for the week ending January 16, 2010. But visits have been declining — Experian Hitwise data showed a year over year market share decline of 20% compared to a category average decline of 12%.
A paywall will surely alienate many [...]