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[Ars] NY Post blocks access to its website on iPads to drive app purchases

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The New York Post has started blocking access to its website on the iPad as a way to drive those customers in the direction of the paid NY Post app in the App Store. Trying to access the paper via the Safari browser on the iPad results in a redirect page that points them to the app, as well as a few other basic services.
And so it begins... [Source]

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Forgot source
Edited by Bluescreen_Of_Death - 6/19/11 at 10:08pm
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You forgot the link.

Anyway, the pressing question now is is the site accessible through other browsers? I suppose the full article might tell more. I remember reading about this a while ago when they announced the app.
Edited by aroc91 - 6/19/11 at 10:10pm
    
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*sings* Money money moneyyyyyyyy *stops singing*
    
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You forgot the link.

Anyway, the pressing question now is is the site accessible through other browsers? I suppose the full article might tell more. I remember reading about this a while ago when they announced the app.
Fixed the source

The article talks about how not using safari on the iPad bypasses the block entirely, so it's so poorly thought out it's hilarious IMO.
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The article talks about how not using safari on the iPad bypasses the block entirely, so it's so poorly thought out it's hilarious IMO.
Hahaha, that's fantastic.
    
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so install a different browser and profit?
who goes to the NY post website anyway?
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The majority of iPad users will not use a different browser, and would prefer to simply pay-- a bet that I am confident in, and that the NY Post also seems confident in.
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The majority of iPad users will not use a different browser, and would prefer to simply pay-- a bet that I am confident in, and that the NY Post also seems confident in.
Probably, but I think that will change once they realize it's not a one time thing, it's subscription based:
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The NY Post app costs $1.99 to download and gets the customer 30 days of access; after that, it's $6.99 for one month, $39.99 for six months, or $74.99 for a year.
And just using a different browser bypasses the fee entirely.
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so install a different browser and profit?
who goes to the NY post website anyway?
Us New Yorkers?
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What a joke.
 
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