New York Magazine reports that the NY Times appears close to announcing that the paper will begin charging for access to its website, according to people familiar with internal deliberations. After a year of debate inside the paper, the choice has been between a Wall Street Journal-type pay wall and the metered system in which readers can sample a certain number of free articles before being asked to subscribe. [caption id="attachment_2328" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The New York Times building[/caption] The Times seems to have settled on the metered system. The decision to go paid is monumental for the Times, and culminates a yearlong debate that grew contentious, people close to the talks... --..
Are you a thrifty shopper who loves finding online coupons for the best deals on the items you need? If so, you might get frustrated surfing various sites and sifting through search engine results trying to find the right coupons for your upcoming purchases. The Daily Reflector in Greenville, SC reports that a solution might be near as online shopping site MoneyMailer.com has launched a new search engine designed to simplify the process of finding online coupons. New search engine enhancements such as portals that group similar coupons together make it easier for consumers to find deals in their area. [caption id="attachment_2326" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Old fashioned coupons[/caption] "Everyone wants to save,"... --..
Three-dimensional televisions, Internet-enabled TVs, touch-screen "tablet" computers, e-book readers and other fun new gadgets were scattered all over the enormous Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. [caption id="attachment_2329" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Parrot AR Drone[/caption] CES, which ended on Sunday, is regarded as one of the best trade shows for spotting new technologies before they take off. DVDs, CD players and Blu-ray all were introduced at previous shows. It is the largest event of its kind in the world. As we hunted through thousands of tech displays at the show this year, these 10 products particularly grabbed our attention. It's hard to say which, if any, of the new technologies shown at CES... --..
Today, Microsoft detailed its plans for the coming year at the Consumer Electronics Show. For the second year, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer served as keynote speaker and kicked things off with plans for XBox 360 enhancements, a new gesture-driven interface for the XBox and a tablet-style Windows PC. [caption id="attachment_2331" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Microsoft's Steve Ballmer at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show[/caption] Ballmer proceeded to tout the company’s successes, which include its recent Windows 7 launch, and also spent time outlining the company's plans for enhancing home entertainment and tying together the “three screens” through which people experience media today (television, PC and mobile devices). All things considered, it has been a good year for Microsoft,... --..