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Paywall Partisan WSJ Launches Free iPhone App

The Wall Street Journal has launched an iPhone app and — strikingly for a company that safeguards the bulk of its online content behind a p…

Industry Moves Roundup: Dow Jones; eMusic

— Dow Jones: Following a string of exits over the past week, Dow Jones (NYSE: DJ) has two additions from within new parent News Corp.: Mar…

WSJ Merges Print and Digital Sales Teams

As expected, Dow Jones (NYSE: DJ) has done a major reorg of its ad sales, creating a hybrid force of category experts, media specialists and…

WSJ's Sales Team Headed For Shakeout

To be expected with News Corp buyout, but this Crain’s story says the shakeup at Dow Jones (NYSE: DJ) already happening, and there are signs…

Dow Jones-News Corp Deal Not Done

Dow Jones has denied a Business UK report that said News Corp has agreed with the Dow Jones board to terms of a $5 billion bid for the compa…

NWS-DJ: The Two Agree On Editorial Board

News Corp and Dow Jones board have come to an agreement on the make up of an editorial board that would oversee the Wall Street Journal foll…

More On MarketWatch Status

The exec changes announced today at the WSJ include Dave Callaway, editor of MarketWatch, reporting to Alan Murray, new WSJ executive editor…

@ D: We Live In Interesting Times

The start-studded D conference started this evening, with an intro by Gordon Crovitz, publisher of Wall Street Journal, who gets the award f…

Another Launch Today: AllThingsD, From WSJ

Clarification: The site isn’t launching today. We’ll update you more when we know more.
Portfolio isn’t the only thing launching Monday…a…

@ SIIA: Zannino Keynote Video

Rich Zannino, CEO of Dow Jones, gave the opening keynote at SIIA held last week in NYC (Staci covered it and moderated a panel as well).
Bel…

Unboxing the New Wall Street Journal

Kind of an inside joke..those you Engadget and Gizmodo readers are aware of the gadget unboxing videos…plenty of them here on YouTube. Now…

Dow Jones Shareholder Plans Sale

One of Dow Jones’s top shareholders is selling shares.
The publisher of the Wall Street Journal said Monday that a trust established b…

Dow Jones Unlikely To Be Sold: Analyst

So says Merrill Lynch analyst Lauren Fine, in a research note today..she reduced her rating on the stock to “sell,” citing a high price for…

Dow Jones Online GM Nathan Richardson Leaves

Nathan Richardson, the senior VP and GM of Dow Jones Online, looking after all the consumer online properties at DJ, has left the company, a…

Dow Jones Launches DJ Labs R&D Unit

A very energetic session this morning at the Media Dealmakers conference in NYC today, and on a panel, Gordon Crovitz, president of the Dow…

Watching MarketWatch’s Numbers

This is something that has been puzzling us too for a few months now…about three months ago we received a tip from someone in the media in…

WSJ.com Opens Up Site For One Week

Following a similar experiment last year in November, Wall Street Journal Online is doing an “open-house” again: opening up its subscription…

WSJ’s New Weekend Edition

Wall Street Journal’s new weekend edition came out yesterday…they were giving away free copies all over town here in Santa Monica. A mild…

WSJ.com Complimentary At T-Mobile Hotspots

The Wall Street Journal Online has done a smart deal with T-Mobile, to offer complimentary access to its subscription site through T-Mobile…

More on MarketWatch Valuation

In Dow Jones’ latest 10-Q, linked above, some more good stuff on its January buyout of MarketWatch, and the valuation details. The total pur…

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Updated: WSJ made a correction in their story, here.
While I was on the last swing of my road trip, Rafat realized that one of the postings…

WSJ Expands Archive Access

Interesting note from The Wall Street Journal Online in my inbox tonight: online subscriptions now include access to all articles for the pa…

Dow Jones Settles In At MarketWatch

Dow Jones is expanding ad inventory and co-branding options at recently acquired MarketWatch with new sub-channels (Industries, Life & Money…

DJ Ripe For Picking?

As my mother might say, take the needle out of your arm. A sale or buyout bid isn’t completely impossible — we never say never here at paid…

MarketWatch Sued for Review of Viacom Offer

(reg. req.) As is usually the case with every merger or buyout of a dotcom these days, MarketWatch is being sued by a shareholder seeking th…

WSJ.com Open For This Week

WSJ.com has running it “open house” this week…and runs until Nov 12. The open site is being sponsored by Adobe and Nokia, among others……

Yahoo Emerges Top Bidder in MarketWatch Race

After NYT reported last week that Dow Jones is the leading contender for the race to buy out financial news and info site MarketWatch, The D…

Alan Meckler: Why MKTW is Selling?

From the master of selling out at the right time, on why MarketWatch is considering selling at this point: “While Marketwatch revenues have…

More on MarketWatch’s Possible Sale

Some analysts weigh in on the possible MarketWatch sale (see the dedicated company section for more news on this): John Tinker, an analyst w…

Thomson Deal Still Standing At MKTW

MarketWatch CEO Larry Kramer had no comments to offer on the NYT story (see the series of posts below)…
He did, however, tell me in an e-…

MarketWatch’s Q3 Profits Increase

MarketWatch Inc. said its Q3 net income more than doubled amid growth in online ad revenue and integration of its acquisition of Pinnacor. I…

Synergies Between Dow Jones and MarketWatch

Just some stream of consciousness thoughts on the potential bid for MarketWatch (read below): As the NYT story says, DJ has some good synerg…

MarketWatch Up for Sale

(reg. req.)
Developing story: Wow…this one came out of nowhere. A week after MarketWatch CEO Larry Kramer guest blogged on my site, comes…

Thoughts on Other Bids For MKTW

Some more instant thoughts on other potential bidders for MKTW (see stories below):
— FT (Pearson): Already own part share in MKTW. Would g…

WSJ.com Considering Ad-Supported Site?

WSJ.com will open up its entire site for a week, in an effort to give non-subscribers a taste of the content..that was revealed last week. S…

Kramer: Why We Dropped The Dotcom

MarketWatch CEO Larry Kramer on why the company dropped its dotcom moniker two months ago: “We had several reasons for making the change, no…

WSJ.com To Open Up Site For One Week

That’s the news bit coming out of the OJR story (also linked below): WSJ.com will also open up the entire site for five days starting Novemb…

Up Next, Larry Kramer, CEO, MarketWatch

Up this week in ContentNext Series, Larry Kramer, founder and CEO of Marketwatch Inc, the financial news and information company. This is mo…

WSJ.com Susbcribers Up

Well, I’ve covered the flatline growth of WSJ.com is detail in the past, but in Q3, the numbers have perked up: paid subscribers to The WSJ.…

The Opening Up of WSJ and Economist

John Battelle says that WSJ.com and Economist.com (and by extension their print versions) are irrelevant because they don’t allow deeplinkin…

We’re Back, Baby

Online media, that is…and there’s stellar pace ahead in Q2…”We all have some media share to take, and then maybe we can take that victor…

MarketWatch.com Drops The Dotcom

(second item) Financial info provider MarketWatch.com has dropped the dotcom from its name: it quietly voted at a board meeting this week to…

WSJ.com Gives A Peek Through Google News

WSJ.com has started opening one 1-2 stories a day, for complimentary access. These couple of stories are being indexed by Google News…
Goo…

What’s Wrong With WSJ.com And DJ?

I won’t say much, but let the numbers do the talking: Dow Jones came out with its Q2 earnings numbers, and its consumer electronic publishin…

MarketWatch Acquires PlanAnalytics

MarketWatch.com, the financial news and info provider, has PlanAnalytics, a financial services tools company based out of Mendota Heights, M…

Growth Rate For WSJ.com Falls Down Again

As Dow Jones doesn’t break down numbers in its electronic publishing group, it is hard to get a handle on the revenues of its website, alone…

DJ Newswires Off Yahoo News; WSJ.com Back On

As the trend is going these days, more and more content providers on Yahoo News are either taking off their content, or opting to only let n…

CBS MarketWatch Chief To Helm OPA

The Online Publishers Association today named Larry Kramer, CEO of CBS MarketWatch.com, as its new chairman. Kramer succeeds Christopher Sch…

MarketWatch.com Net Income Rises

(Conference call at 11 AM EST today…interesting to listen to, in light of Thom Calandra’s resignation last week) MarketWatch.com’s Q4 2003…

WSJ.com Goes in For Sponsored Archives Model

WSJ.com has taken the plunge into the sponsored archives model, where a company sponsors premium content in a vertical, and then is made ava…

Opinion Journal Launches Political Diary

OpinionJournal.com has launched a premium political diary, in wake of the 2004 elections: Political Diary, edited by Holman W. Jenkins Jr. a…

WSJ Online Subscribers Up

WSJ.com has increased its online subscribers to 686,000 at Q3 end, up 3.3 percent over year-ago period. This puts to a stop the slide in the…

MarketWatch Appoints FT MD on Board

MarketWatch.com has appointed Zach Leonard, the former COO of FT.com on its board…MKTW is 1/3rd owned by Pearson, parent of FT, and has hi…

WSJ.com Closes The E-Mail Hack

OK, WSJ.com has closed the e-mail hack, where people could tweak the URL a bit and access the stories…too much abuse, apparently.

MarketWatch Buys Pinncor for $103 Million

In an effort to dig deeper into the syndication market, MarketWatch has bought out the financial information syndication provider Pinnacor (…

WSJ Online Subscribers Up 3.9 Percent

Q2 Results for Dow Jones Electronic Publishing, which includes WSJ.com, among others: Revenues were $80.0 million, up 1.8 percent from the p…

WSJ, InfiniteAgent Launch News Bot

WSJ.com has begun offering stock quotes and snippets of its news stories to users of AOL Instant Messenger, in an attempt to attract new sub…

New Global Newswire Threatens Reuters?

As expected, MarketWatch.com, along with newswires France’s AFX News and China’s Xinhua Financial Networks, has formed “World Business News”…

WSJ.com Subscribers Reach 675,000 Mark

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 Launches ‘Afternoon Report’

In an attempt to push its print subscribers online, WSJ.com has launched “Afternoon Report”– an add-on that updates with fresh news twice…

CBS MarketWatch’s Founding Editor Launches

CBS MarketWatch’s Founding Editor Launches New Subscription Report, Retires as Editor: Thom Calandra, the founding editor of CBS MarketWatch…

WSJ.com’s Subscribers Reaches the 679,000

WSJ.com’s Subscribers Reaches the 679,000 Mark: Q4 electronic publishing revenues for parent Dow Jones were $77.9 million, down slightly fro…

Reasons Why WSJ.com Readers Pay:

Reasons Why WSJ.com Readers Pay: Business 2.0 does a story on why users pay for WSJ.com: Ask one price for all, develop different verticals,…

Two Online Rivals Duel With

Two Online Rivals Duel With Mocking Ads: Well, what else did you expect: controversy has cropped up regarding the WSJ.com cheeky “Biz-O-Rama…

CBS MarketWatch to Look for

CBS MarketWatch to Look for More Acquisitions: It has been looking for a while now, buying out Hulbert Financial Digest earlier this year. T…

Rivals has No Problem Accepting

Rivals has No Problem Accepting WSJ.com’s Ads: “I think that it was a little jab, yes,” said Larry Kramer, chairman and chief executive at C…

WSJ.com Launches a New Ad

WSJ.com Launches a New Ad Campaign: Well, finally. WSJ.com has launched a rather belated new TV, print and online ad campaign, which hopes t…

An Exit Interview With WSJ.com’s

An Exit Interview With WSJ.com’s Neil Budde: Wall Street Journal Online Publisher Neil Budde is departing the site, and E&P Online does an “…

Neil Budde Leaves WSJ.com: Neil

Neil Budde Leaves WSJ.com: Neil Budde, WSJ.com’s publisher, is departing to pursue other opportunities. Budde hasn’t decided what he will do…

MarketWatch.com Eyes EDGAR; Spurned by

MarketWatch.com Eyes EDGAR; Spurned by TheStreet.com: EDGAR Online, which has been struggling of late in face of competition from upstarts s…

WSJ.com’s Price Increase to Generate

WSJ.com’s Price Increase to Generate $5 Million in Additional Revenues in 2003: This according to the Q3 10-Q filed by WSJ.com’s parent comp…

MarketWatch’s Q3 Results: Online financial

MarketWatch’s Q3 Results: Online financial news and information provider MarketWatch.com’s (Nasdaq: MKTW) Q3 net losses narrowed and revenue…

CBS MarketWatch Going the Institutional

CBS MarketWatch Going the Institutional Route: CBS MarketWatch is going to syndicate its content to institutional content players: research…

Kramer vs. Cramer: Business 2.0

Kramer vs. Cramer: Business 2.0 compares the different strategies of CBS MarketWatch and TheStreet.com. Also read the accompanying story on…

Dow Jones CEO on Moving

Dow Jones CEO on Moving on From Being a Laughing Stock to the Poster Child of Online Content Industry: Peter Kann, chairman and CEO of Dow J…

Is WSJ.com’s Fee Increase Too

Is WSJ.com’s Fee Increase Too Much?: Staci Kramer’s take on WSJ.com’s recent price increase from $59 to $79 for non-print subscribers and pr…

WSJ.com Adds 6,000 New Subcribers

WSJ.com Adds 6,000 New Subcribers in Q2 (free registration required): The Wall Street Journal Online has added about 6,000 new subscribers d…

WSJ.com Raises Fee by $20

WSJ.com Raises Fee by $20 Per Year: So it has finally happened…WSJ.com has increased its yearly fee to $79 from $59 for nonprint subscribe…

WSJ.com’s Balance Between Subscription and

WSJ.com’s Balance Between Subscription and Ad Revenues: In an attempt to raise the marketing profile of WSJ.com, the site has been running a…

WSJ.com Moves in B2B Areas:

WSJ.com Moves in B2B Areas: You had to see this coming. WSJ.com plans to launch a vertical on healthcare topics, part of a potential move to…

WSJ.com’s Revenues Decline 10 Percent

WSJ.com’s Revenues Decline 10 Percent (free registration required): The revenue growth of the Wall Street Journal Online has been slowing do…