Items tagged with Wall Street Journal

Last year, multiple news companies began hopping on the digital subscription bandwagon courtesy of the iPad. The hope was that Apple's 9.7" behemoth would drive a new wave of people to sign up for tablet versions of their favorite news media (paper subscribers were often, but not always, given access to the digital edition for free). After years of losses, traditional print media were desperate to find a replacement engine for plummeting advertising revenue. It hasn't worked. The Pew Research Center has released data showing that while digital advertising with newspapers increased by $207 million... Read more...
We've seen a number of prominent tablets launch so far this year, including the Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry Playbook, Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Hp TouchPad. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, but none has managed to hold a candle to the iPad / iPad 2. Whether measured in terms of sales or consumer anticipation, the iPad continues to outsell all challengers, even when challenged by products that outflank it in terms of technical specs or price point. According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is planning to dive into these shark-infested waters with a tablet of its own. Little is known about... Read more...
It's pretty easy it was to get around the New York Times' newly erected paywall, and now there's a free Chrome browser extension that does exactly the same thing for the Wall Street Journal. The extension, "Read WSJ Extension," has been labeled as a way to "cheat" the Wall Street Journal, but we're not quite so hyperbolic in our view. The reason is because it's always been easy to get around the WSJ paywall. Since arrivals at the WSJ that are directed to the site via search engines like Google skip through the paywall just fine, a simple search on the WSJ article title usually works. Still,... Read more...
Every so often in this business, something truly awesome happens that makes you step back and appreciate all of the hard work, tight deadlines, and a late night product launches.  For us here at HotHardware, this is one of those times. If any of you happen to have a copy of this morning’s Wall Street Journal nearby, do us a favor and fold open the front page and check out the Intel ad running in the lower, right corner.  In the ad, Intel is promoting their ultra high-end Skulltrail enthusiast platform and it just so happens that they’ve chosen a quote from our article in the campaign. ... Read more...
Almost anyone who's ever spent a few minutes with Wikipedia can start appreciate the vast wealth of knowledge the site has to offer. Though the free encyclopedia is open to a whole host of problems, such as inaccurate information, questionable sources, and vandalism, its popularity continues to grow. Even with all the site's problems, the information on most articles is fairly accurate, as there are many respectable users who have taken up the job of keeping the service clean, and the information inside accurate. Is it better than Britannica though? This issue has been brought... Read more...