Ars Technica launches paid content model

14 Sep 2009

Technology news site Ars Technica, purchased by Conde Nast one year ago, just launched its paid subscription program for online content. Dubbed "Premier", it costs $50 per month, for which a user gets ad-free browsing, "premier"-only content and chats, RSS feed of full text, and a downloadable PDF option to peruse longer stories as one page, and save or print them. Read more details on the

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Mark Whittaker

Mark Whittaker joined the AIM Group as sales director in March 2009. His career in newspapers spans 30 years as a reporter, editor and online manager. He spent seven years as online managing editor and online director for and the Tribune-Review Publishing Co. in Pittsburgh, and later worked as interactive media director for Beaver Newspapers Inc. in suburban Pittsburgh. At Beaver Newspapers, he was responsible for day-to-day advertising, design and operation of the company’s Web sites, supervising a staff of eight. At Tribune-Review, he oversaw about 20 Web sites, including ad sales, coordination between the Web sites and affiliated newspapers, and negotiating partnership agreements. He is based near Pittsburgh.