Washington Post, New York Times Start Aggregation Service

January 26, 2011  |  

(Washington Business Journal) — The Washington Post and several other publishers are launching their own news aggregation site that will charge a monthly subscription fee and not rely on advertising.  Culpertino, Calif-based Ongo, which received $12 million in financing from The Washington Post (NYSE: WPO), The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) and Gannett Co. Inc.(NYSE: GCI) last fall, has launched an online news service that includes complete coverage from The Washington Post, USA Today and the Associated Press as well as select stories from the New York Times and Financial Times for $6.99 per month. Subscribers can also add stories from other papers, including the Detroit Free Press and Miami Herald for an addition 99 cents a month.

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