Just Another Brick in the Paywall – April 5, 2011

We’ve mentioned how publishers were not pleased with the dynamics of Apple’s subscription billing model, and particularly the 30% cut they take, but one issue we hadn’t mentioned was around subscriber data. As pointed out by the Financial Times (at least for my purposes), that subscriber data is vital to its own business model, and the fact that Apple won’t share data on users who subscribe via iTunes is well, kind of a big deal… [Mashable]

And back on the New York Times paywall beat – yesterday we highlighted how Amazon Kindle owners who subscribed to the Times via their Kindles could get access to NYTimes.com for free. Well, apparently the same goes for Barnes & Noble Nook owners who subscribe to the Times (for $19.99 a month) via their Nooks … [TechCrunch]