Regarding iht.nytimes.com which I have posted about before:
Apparently this isn't something new. I'm now pretty sure this redirect was set up ages ago before the integration plans for the two websites were ever finalized.
As for what the future holds, 'I know nothing' and my guess is that the people at www.iht.com don't either.
It's a very secretive place, the IHT in Paris.
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