Mr. Murdoch made his latest comments at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in answering a question.
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Youtube has changed a bunch over the years. One of the things it has done is to become more dynamic and more able to change what it is at a moments notice. One of the things it is doing to take views away from network and cable news is to have great politica coverage of events such as the GOP …
On the heels of Zynga’s announcement that they were in the beta stage of the “Zynga Platform,” the Wall Street Journal is reporting that JP Morgan is downgrading their rating to neutral due to an “increased investor focus on social gaming, the potential for legalization of online gambling, and optimism in the soon-to-be launched Zynga platform,” J.P. Morgan analyst Doug …
Certain content exclusively accessible via Google’s “First Click Free” program on the the Wall Street Journal’s website is being pulled behind the paywall, a practice that some suspect other newspapers might emulate. And the WSJ has been blocking certain stories from the program since last summer. In a statement from Ashley S. Huston, Vice President, Corporate Communications, for the Wall …
After all is said and done Rupert Murdoch may still be seen as the sly old fox that really knew best. Many bloggers and journalists have pounded the insanity of Murdoch’s suggestion that News Corp publications might strike an exclusive indexing deal with Bing and delist itself from Google’s search engine.
The Wall Street Journal Online will reportedly be launching a micropayment model for content this fall. Some other news publications appear to see this is a brilliant move, but asking people to pay for content on the web will draw its share of skepticism.
WSJ Managing Editor Robert Thomson says, "It’s a payments system — once we have your details we will be able to charge you according to what you read, in particular, a high price for specialist material."
If rumors are to be believed, the Wall Street Journal has been considering abandoning the subscription model for months.
But alas, it’s not to be. Rupert Murdoch announced today that the Wall Street Journal, while expanding its free offerings, would not leave the subscription model. In fact, he stated that:
The Wall Street Journal would have to increase traffic to their site by 12x to make up for the lost subscription revenue. WSJ.com is going from paid subscriptions to free online access.
A report from Bear Stearns analyst Spencer Wang made the prediction based on advertising rates for banner ads.
Rupert Murdoch plans to make WSJ.com free to increase readership and generate far more in advertising. Right now the site gets 1 million viewers and Murdoch hopes to see it go to 15 million. For now a subscription just to the online edition is $79 for a year.
The letter has it all – bold print, bullet points, and italics. It’s 1,200 words long. And it’s signed by billionaire Rupert Murdoch. That’s right – Murdoch’s most recent communication regarding a Dow Jones takeover has been published by The Wall Street Journal, a Dow Jones property.
Which may not have been what the billionaire intended. “We are disappointed, as I imagine you are, that the details of our proposal and the discussion of the merits of a potential combination have become a matter of public debate,” he wrote to the Bancroft family (which owns Dow Jones). Yet the letter was unfailingly courteous, and modesty ruled the day.
Crusaders against Digital Rights Management (DRM) believe the practice does nothing to curtail music piracy while placing unnecessary restrictions on downloaded audio content. In a move that should please the anti-DRM contingent, EMI has announced that it will remove the restriction from its tracks on iTunes.
The mainstream media has been accused many times of either misunderstanding or fearing the blogosphere. Since the Wall Street Journal is as mainstream as the Mississippi River, a damning indictment of blogs should carry some weight. Unless you look at it a little more closely.
Google’s decided, “if we’re going to be sued for our book-scanning project, then so should our friends.”
A sense of general unhappiness pervaded over a couple of issues, with the Wall Street Journal hinting at A-list blog types not fully disclosing their relationships with startups while the Electronic Frontier Foundation blasted Google’s Desktop 3 for its potential privacy threats.
I’ve been speaking to journalists about the new MSN adCenter and they all tell me that they are under embargo until Wednesday.
Well, someone over at the WSJ didn’t get that memo. They went ahead and posted their story Tuesday night. The article reveals – so I’ll comment – details of the demographic data that MSN adCenter advertisers will have access to.