Thursday, April 03, 2003

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: It was suggested a while back this was going to happen, but finally it has: in the US, AOL Time Warner has taken its magazine portfolio into an AOL subscribers-only area. As we pointed out when they mooted doing this, if they brought the same policy in for the UK, then we'd lose nme.com to those people who have a Connie Connection - we'd imagine they'd think long and hard before doing that, mind. Although perhaps they wouldn't bother and just do it anyway.
We do like the official line AOL are spinning: "We are making the move from the content being available for free, and (instead are) making it so you have to have a relationship with us" 'Have a relationship with us' being a polite way of saying 'give some more of your money to us', of course.


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