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Can the New Apple News Subscription Service Save Us From Subscription Hell?

[2019-03-13 16:50:00]

The news that Apple would be devoting some of the time at its March 25 Special Event to demoing a new paid subscription news service is a hell of a lot less surprising than it would have been even a year ago. After all, it’s gotten a lot harder to read free news stories on the internet since then. Since the Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal declared 2018 as the beginning of the “new paywall era,” paywalls have sprouted up across the internet like mushrooms. In addition to the Wired paywall that inspired Madrigal’s original essay, paywalls went on to go up at Quartz, New York Media, Yahoo! Finance, Business Insider, and Vanity Fair, to name a few. ... Can the New Apple News Subscription Service Save Us From Subscription Hell?

Can the New Apple News Subscription Service Save Us From Subscription Hell?


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