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King beyond the (pay)wall: Apple locks HBO Now for 'Game of Thrones'

Cord-cutting "Game of Thrones" fans must go through Apple to watch the new season on HBO's standalone streaming service because the episodes will run during Apple's exclusive three-month term.

By March 9, 2015


Scientific papers take a step outside Nature's paywall

A prestigious scientific journal, faced with pressure from paper-sharing sites on the Internet, has made it possible for subscribers to grant others access.

By December 2, 2014


Radiohead frontman takes stage with BitTorrent to test paywall

BitTorrent's paywall system launches via a bundle from Radiohead's Thom Yorke to see whether fans will pay for content. The move could end up upending the crowd-funding world in the process.

By September 26, 2014


For two days, Fallout Shelter earned more than Candy Crush

Bethesda's mobile game set in the Fallout universe skyrocketed to the top three grossing apps in the iTunes app store within days of its release.

By June 21, 2015


Surprise! Fallout mobile game arrives for iOS

An unexpected announcement in the Bethesda E3 showcase: The developer unveiled its first ever Fallout mobile game.

By June 14, 2015


Apple Music remixes Beats Music, iTunes Radio

With a service that costs $10 a month after a 3-month free trial, CEO Tim Cook says Apple will "change the way you experience music forever."

By June 8, 2015


Washington Post drops paywall in wake of DC shooting

The Washington Post is suspending its pay gate in an effort to get information out to all readers.

By September 16, 2013


Pink Floyd's Roger Waters: Silicon Valley is 'a gallery of rogues and thieves'

Technically Incorrect: Railing against the digital takeover of music, Waters says that he was lucky to be a part of the true music business, not the allegedly thieving one it is today.

By May 3, 2015


SF Chronicle said to demolish paywall after four months

The newspaper introduced a new subscription-only Web site in March that charged for access to "premium" stories and columns. But its content is reportedly free now.

By August 13, 2013


School principals threaten parents with police if kids play 'Grand Theft Auto'

Technically Incorrect: A group of British school principals send a letter to parents saying that violent adult-rated video games risk getting them into serious trouble.

By March 29, 2015