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@ pC2011: Paywalls And Their Discontents

As the NYTimes.com prepares to launch its metered pay model any day now, the topic of paywalls is something every media organization is expl…

Our Digital Entertainment Digest 11.09.10

Here’s our take on some of the latest news at the intersection of technology and entertainment:

» OK Go: Brace yourself, YouTube. On…

Industry Moves: CBSI; FT

— CBSI : Future US exec Simon Whitcombe has joined CBS Interactive (NYSE: CBS) as VP, games in the the company’s sports, games and music d…

FT CEO: Hoping For Lead In The Bleed

Financial Times CEO John Ridding hopes to build on the gains of the downturn, as its print newsstand sales rose 30 percent in U.S. in Septem…

Speculation Rife on FT's Potential Sale

Lots of speculation in the UK market earlier today about Financial Times and its parent Pearson finally being put up for sale, though the or…

FT To Axe 50 As Online-Print Merger Happens

(reg. req.) The Financial Times plans to cut 10% (about 50) of its 500-strong editorial staff as it merges its online and newsprint operatio…

Shakeup At FT; New CEO of FT.com

High time this happened: Financial Times owner Pearson has done a management shakeup at the newspaper. Its finance director Rona Fairhead wi…

FT.com Conducts an Open-House

FT.com is taking cues from rival WSJ.com and opening up its subscription site for a week…along with it, the site will also launch new regu…

FT.com Valued At About $350 Million

There are suitors aplenty for Financial Times, if the parent company bites: Terry Smith, head of UK moneybroking giant Collins Stewart Tulle…

Outgoing FT Editor Says No Future In Print

Outgoing Financial Times editor Andrew Gowers, who resigned last week in a cloud of controversy and diffferences with Pearson CEO Marjorie S…

FT.com To Launch Online Ad Campaign

FT.com is launching its first online ad campaign (in UK) in two years as it drives the business towards the 100,000 subscriber mark.
More th…

FT Teams With Motorola on Mobiles

Financial Times is wrapping up some good deals for mobile distribution: it has teamed up with Motorola on mobile content…The new service e…

FT Losses Heavy, But Online’s Fine

The pink paper’s bleeding, but FT.com site turned profitable this year…It started charging subscribers in 2002, and now has nearly 80,000…

FT.com Launches Bahavioral Targeting

Like rival WSJ.com, it is going with Revenue Science…Eight segments have been identified for advertisers: Business Education, Institutiona…

Ft.com Subscribers Increase

FT.com’s paying subscribers increased from 57,000 in June 2003 to 76,000 in June 2004…that’s all the info Pearson released about Ft.com in…

Oracle To Drive FT Mobile News

The Financial Times is going on an overdrive on mobile content: it has picked Oracle to build a new delivery platform. The publisher will ai…

FT.com Content on Blackberry

FT.com’s content will now be pushed onto Blackberrys…the site’s using Outercurve’s InfoEdge delivery service.

FT.com Ties Up With Nokia

FT.com, following up on its recent deal with Vodafone, has now tied up with Nokia to bring FT content to users of Nokia’s new 6600 device.…

FT seals Vodafone deal

The Financial Times is to offer both free and paid-for content to mobile phone users with Vodafone…The standard deal will give WAP users a…

FT.com Pins Hopes On Paid-For Lex Live

As I reported here first (sorta), FT.com is looking to introduce premium newsletters, including regular market updates from an expanded Lex…

FT Launches ‘Keyword’ News Alerts

FT.com will this week launch a news alerts service to help drive new subscriptions, backed by a nationwide marketing campaign.
The tailored…

FT Expands Distribution On Yahoo Finance

This goes slightly counter to the trend, but FT.com has expanded its relationship with Yahoo Finance…it will provide more stories, mainly…

FT’s Asia Launch

The Financial Times launched a new edition in Asia, in print and online, today. “FT.com will also feature Asia Watch — a new online analysi…

The Ad Game Online: WSJ.com vs FT.com

It had to spill online, one way or the other. WSJ.com has started advertising its Media/Marketing vertical on industry sites like E&P and IW…

FT.com Ad Revenues Fall; Subscribers Increase

Revenues at FT.com were “level” on last year despite a threefold increase in subscribers, who pay to access in-depth content on the financia…

FT.com Boasts 53,000 Subscribers

FT.com has signed up 53,000 subscribers in the first year it started charging, while the total number of users has risen to 3.5 million per…

MSNBC Adds FT.com to Content Roster

MSNBC.com has added the Financial Times to its roster of content distribution partners, in an arrangement designed to expand its news report…

FT.com Makes First Profit: As

FT.com Makes First Profit: As the parent paper made a loss during the second half of the last year, the website broke into profit for the fi…

Case Study: FT.com Tests Selling

Case Study: FT.com Tests Selling Subscriptions: ContentBiz does a case study on FT.com’s attempts to sell subscriptions, following its earli…

Financial Times’ Troubles Galore, but

Financial Times’ Troubles Galore, but Online Unit Breaks Even: “FT.com has been our great leap forward,” [FT editor Andrew] Gowers insists.…

How FT.com Kept Ad Sales

How FT.com Kept Ad Sales Strong in 2002: ContentBiz does a case study on how FT.com ad sales kept up during 2002. “In the past, advertising…

Up, Down and Up Once

Up, Down and Up Once Again: The past five years in the new media industry can be neatly summed up by three key words – boom, bust, boredom.…

FT.com To Break Even This

FT.com To Break Even This Year: Financial Times’ FT.com will break even in the fourth quarter, as expected, and Internet losses at the FT Gr…

Wine and Dine with FT.com:

Wine and Dine with FT.com: FT.com has launched a somewhat unique promotion scheme for its subscription service. It is offering a gift pack o…

FT.com to Provide Small Enterprise

FT.com to Provide Small Enterprise Subscription Service Through BTOpenworld: “The FT Pro service for BT Openworld customers–referred to as…

Hybrid Subscription Schemes Will Evolve:

Hybrid Subscription Schemes Will Evolve: An interesting story about the FT.com subscription scheme, where the author says that the FT has st…

FT.com Boosts Sports Coverage

FT.com, not traditionally known for its sports coverage, has tied up with Sportinglife.com. The sports site, which was set up by the Press A…

Will “Free News” Become Extinct?:

Will “Free News” Become Extinct?: A story about European newspapers/online publishers charging for content. Usual suspects such as FT.com an…

FT.com Partners with SCMP.com

SCMP.com, the Internet edition of South China Morning Post, and FT.com, Financial Times’ online operation, have signed an agreement to cross…

FT.com To Break Even in

FT.com To Break Even in Q4; Plans Asian Edition(via IWantMedia.com): FT.com will break even by the end of the year and an Asian edition for…

FT.com Gains 17,000 Subscribers Since

FT.com Gains 17,000 Subscribers Since May: FT.com has signed up 17,000 subscribers to its subscription services since it launched paid-for c…

FT.com Uses Yahoo To Promote

FT.com Uses Yahoo To Promote Subscriptions: FT.com, the online version of The Financial Times, which recently unveiled its online subscripti…