Posts Tagged ‘WSJ’
  • Rupert Murdoch still thinks NewsCorp is the only one reporting the news. Continues to miss the point of the internet…
    by Mike
    Posted February 2nd, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    We've talked about good 'ol (way over the hill) Rupert Murdoch. In a more general light, I'll commend Mr. Murdoch as he has built up a media giant. At the same time, it is an extremely backwards looking and technologically retarded giant. It's no secret to anyone in the tech world, this man hates the very mention of the word "free". To him, everything should come with a price, paywalls erected everywhere, and the free flowing internet turned into a locked down shell of what it once was. Tha...
  • Save some pennies and get the news - WSJ content for FREE compliments of Google!
    by Mike
    Posted June 1st, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    The WSJ is one of the most widely read and highly regarded newspapers in the world. Because of their global success, the subsciption costs that are required to read said paper don't deter many as it is again a very established and well respected newspaper. As far as actually spreading news and getting the word out there, having subscription costs and paywalls aren't exactly the greatest method for Google popularity or subscribers as the people receiving the subscription payments are the only...
  • Dumbest idea of the year award goes to: WSJ and “Micro-payments” (Pay-per-article)
    by Mike
    Posted May 11th, 2009 at 6:44 am
    Take a look at the current newspaper industry. What do you see? A tanking and resistant to change industry that is desperately grabbing in the air for a solution to starve off their dwindling cash flows. They have figured out first hand that no one no matter the size is safe from the economic downturn. In order to remedy the bleeding of money, the most widely successful online paid media outlet, the WSJ, has announced plans for an in house charging scheme dubbed "micro-paymets", or pay-per...
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