Silicon Republic moves behind paywall to ‘futureproof’ business

The science and technology magazine has existed as an online publication for almost two decades, but this is the first time it has introduced subscriptions

15th October, 2021
Silicon Republic moves behind paywall to ‘futureproof’ business
‘It’s a model that we ourselves found very effective,’ Elaine Burke, the editor of Silicon Republic. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The editor of Silicon Republic, the online science and technology magazine based in Dublin, has said its recent decision to introduce a paywall on its content was part of a bid to futureproof its business.

The company was founded by Ann O’Dea, its chief executive, and Darren McAuliffe, its publisher, in 2001. It has existed as an online publication for almost 20 years, but this marks the first time it has introduced subscriptions.

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