Reddit team launches paid subscriptions

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The team behind popular social news recommendation tool Reddit, owned by media giant Condé Nast (whose titles include Wired and Vogue), have tonight launched a pay-what-you-wish subscription program, dubbed "reddit gold", in a bid to...

Update on 'free' TechNet subscription

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Yesterday Neowin posted instructions on how to obtain a free Microsoft TechNet subscription. It's now clear that the free subscriptions were meant for a small and limited amount of people as part of an offer...

Users not keen on subscription software

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While many software development companies are moving to subscription models for their software, the desire for these subscriptions does not seem to be high according to a survey of 400 companies. The survey indicates that...

Sun to try subscription pricing for StarOffice

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Sun Microsystems will begin offering its StarOffice 7 suite of office productivity applications on a one-year subscription from next month for users in Japan, said the company. One-year licensed versions of the software...

AOL offers $300 PC with one-year subscription

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America Online Inc. (AOL) now sells a cheap PC designed to boost its shrinking user base with a one-year commitment to AOL's Internet access service required at purchase. The AOL Optimized PC, built by Systemax...

MSN Chat Closes, Subscription Only

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MSN's Free chatrooms are shutting down today in the UK & Europe and other countries across the world. Microsoft made it clear in September that these changes would begin on October the 14th....

Macromedia pushes subscription plan

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Macromedia on Monday will announce a new software-by-subscription program along with an upgrade to its MX line of products. The company's new subscription service, Macromedia DevNet, will come in two flavors. The professional version gives...

RealNetworks unveils managed subscription service

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Flushed with the success of its own recently launched content subscription service, RealNetworks said Tuesday that it is offering content providers the ability to create their own managed subscription services based on the Real platform....

Pressplay launches it's subscription service

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After a series of delays, the long-awaited online music service Pressplay launches today (Wednesday). Pressplay, which will charge people a monthly subscription fee to download and stream digital music, launched through its Web...

Compaq, RealNetworks ink subscription deal

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Compaq Computer is teaming with RealNetworks to promote the media company's new online subscription service, dubbed RealOne. Under a deal expected to be announced Wednesday, RealNetworks plans to become the default media...

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