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From our new site paidContent:UK: Change is coming in FT.com’s business model. The site will on Monday announce it will allow consumers to r…

From our new site paidContent:UK: Change is coming in FT.com’s business model. The site will on Monday announce it will allow consumers to read articles or data up to 30 times a month for free, from mid-October. FT.com currently charges £98.99 a year ($110 in the US) or £8.25 a month ($9.20 to the US) for access to full material, teasing with access to many full or partial stories…With this model, FT.com is not going the whole hog. The aim is to open up FT.com content to be consumed and linked to by more casual readers while retaining the subscription wall for heavy users. Quoted on FT.com itself, the site’s publisher Ien Cheng:

  1. thomas thirkell Friday, November 30, 2007

    Dear sir '
    as a close friend of the ex Nico Colchester and a contributor to his Economist Intelligence; 30 free articles is not nearly enough – one can browse this many in three days! Only financial information should be subscribed – not news or comment. Your research is wrongly based. People do not come to your site. Your hits would increase 90% and thus advertising revenue and the influence of your paper. ~Few now buy a copy – millions browse. Get real . yours Tom

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