Web users are showing a willingness to pay for content through subscriptions, but publishers and apps are seeing mixed results with premium tiers, according to a March report from BI Intelligence that explores categories increasingly relying on recurring payments to monetize content. The report finds that while some companies use a purely subscription-based model, such as Netflix, many others employ a "freemium" plan. Under this structure, all users gain basic access to content-which is often supported by ads-but can pay to upgrade the experience, perhaps unlocking certain features or accessing an ad-free version.
Aug 02, 2012
Every week, EContentmag.com highlights hot stories and links on digital content and digital media. Here are the latest links for the week of July 30, 2012, with stories on Olympic tracking apps, interning in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn's college pilot program, and more.
Parse.ly Launches API to Empower Publishers' Websites
Apps to Track the 2012 London Summer Olympics
Oxford University Press Gamifies Classic Books For Kids Via Web And Mobile
GigaOM Reveals the paidContent 50
Chatwing Introduces Chat Box for Weebly Book Reviewers
5 Things I Learned While Interning in Silicon Valley
#OnlyOnTwitter: Through the eyes of Olympians
YA Science Fiction Author Bypasses Traditional Publishing
Twitter Spotlight on Olympic stories
LinkedIn's College Pilot Program
3 New Tips on Social Network Marketing from Ydraw