New York Times to End Paid Web Service

 By REUTERS Published: August 07, 2007 11:40 AM ET NEW YORK(full text via E&P)  The New York Times Co. plans to stop charging Internet users for access to its columnists and Op-Ed pieces on a section of its Web site known as TimesSelect, The New York Post reported on Tuesday. The Post, citing a source briefed on the matter, said a decision had been made by top Times executives. The timing of when the service would become free depends on technical issues, including revamping the software surrounding that section of the NYTimes.com site, according to the Post report.****So much for paying for the likes of Dowd and Freidman.   

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