New York Post blocks Apple iPad users from reading its web site without paying for a subscription
posted by Alan F. / Jun 19, 2011, 12:04 AM
pay-for-news publication The Daily that is available via subscription for the Apple iPad and this could be an effort by the News Corp. CEO to make sure that one way or another, News Corp. does not provide free news on the tablet. Another News Corp. paper, The Times of London, has also been put behind a firewall but that applies to all tablet platforms, not just iOS as with the NewYork Post. Murdoch is known to be against ad-supported, free news delivery to mobile internet users.
Interestingly, Android owners using the browser on their device to head to www.nypost.com are directed to the mobile version of the site while those clicking on www.newyorkpost.com are directed to the much more complex desktop version of the site. For its part, Apple had no comment on the NewYork Post's firewall blocking Apple iPad users.
source: DavidWiner via electronista
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Omg I got tickets to the casey anthony trail!!!!!
posted on Jun 19, 2011, 2:42 AM 2
Gee. Now if you could just get a life.
posted on Jun 19, 2011, 10:36 AM 0
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suckers! lol. man that's gotta hurt. "we know apple users love to spend every penny they have so we will just go ahead and force them to buy our app".. LOL :) Good thing android browsers have the ability to go to settings and check "desktop" under user agent. We get the full web page, not some crappy flash free mobile view. :)
posted on Jun 19, 2011, 10:33 AM 2
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this is bad very bad y? do u ask it is because this is the first step to the fall of free news dont u worry this is catch on quick once content providers such as newspaper, magazines and news stations realize "hey people will pay for what they used to get for free" they will start charging for it imagine paying for the news the poor cant afford it but who cares they are poor right? good old Rupert Murdoch make that money and f**k everyone else as hard as his old d**k can remember people u cant steal the whole basket of candy at once but u take one piece at a time you will get it soon enough ps yes i know we pay for the newspaper but when have access to it no matter what this is an example of limiting or cutting off access to those who dont pay for it up front pss prolly some over reaction in this but the concerns are valid END RANT
posted on Jun 19, 2011, 8:08 PM 0
On my iPad 2 I can see the full site by going to newyorkpost.com in Opera Mini. Also, I can change the user agent in Atomic Web browser to Desktop Safari, Firefox or IE and then go to the full site by simply typing nypost.com. Rupert Murdoch iPad fireblocking fail!
posted on Jun 20, 2011, 1:37 AM 1
Which is why Im happy I never purchased an Ipad or an Iphone their so strict and the subcriptions are too damn towering. Why pay 75$ when you are able to purchase the paper for less than 5$. But also i am able to moreover perused their post on my android. I am going to post this also on my essay topics.
posted on Sep 22, 2011, 4:34 PM 0
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