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WSJ.com has reached the 675,000 subscribers mark, according to the Q1 results of parent Dow Jones, released today. That is a 5.5 percent inc…

WSJ.com has reached the 675,000 subscribers mark, according to the Q1 results of parent Dow Jones, released today. That is a 5.5 percent increase over last year. Revenues for the electronic publishing group (which includes Dow Jones Newswires and other network of sites including WSJ.com) in the first quarter were $79.2 million, up 1.8 percent from the prior year period. Operating income was $16.8 million, up 10.5 percent from last year, and operating margins improved to 21.3 percent this year from 19.6 percent last year, “driven by improved performance at Indexes/Ventures and Consumer Electronic Publishing”.

In related news, WSJ.com has souped up its Media & Marketing vertical, part of its startegy of developing dedicated industry verticals. Last summer, the company launched the “Health Industry Edition“, targeted to individuals in the health and medical professions.

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