Sony E-Reader In Content Deal With WSJ

    December 17, 2009

Sony said today it will begin offering subscriptions to The Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch on its new electronic reader.

In addition, Sony will also offer subscriptions to the digital version of the New York Post on its e-reader.

"Sony is a world leader in bringing together content and technology to provide the richest and most rewarding experience for the consumer," said Sir Howard Stringer, chairman, CEO and president, Sony Corporation.
"Our agreement to have exclusive offerings from The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and a variety of other exclusive Dow Jones information available wirelessly on the Reader Daily Edition underscores our belief in the critical value of unique content-especially news and information-and the devices that can deliver it with ease and integrity to users everywhere."

Subscriptions to The Wall Street Journal will be $14.99 a month. Subscriptions to MarketWatch will cost $10.99 a month. The Wall Street Journal digital addition and MarketWatch will be available in the next few days. The Wall Street Journal Plus and The New York Post will be available in January. Readers will be able to get a 14-day free trial of any of these subscriptions.

Last month Sony said it could not guarantee shipments of its $399 Reader Daily Edition before the holidays. The company said the e-reader would ship between December 18 and January 8.

In a similar move, Barnes & Noble said its Nook e-reader would not be shipping in time for the holidays because of increased demand.

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