Dow Jones & Co. said that they will not be renewing their partnership with AllThingsD. Walt Mossberg, a technology columnist at Dow Jones’ Wall Street Journal, will be stepping down from the company by the end of the year as well. AllThingsD is a joint venture between Walt Mossberg and former Wall Street Journal columnist Kara Swisher. Dow Jones’ contract is due to expire at the end of the year.
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News Corporation is preparing to launch a professional social network called WSJ Profile. During News Corp’s investor day in New York, Dow Jones CEO Lex Fenwick revealed that they are going to turn the Wall Street Journal into a platform so that users can do more than just reading the news.
News Corporation announced today that they are shutting down the iPad-only digital newspaper publication known as The Daily effective December 15, 2012. The Daily will become part of a brand in “other channels” like The New York Post according to a News Corporation press release. The New York Post will adopt The Daily’s technology section and other components.
The Wall Street Journal has announced that they have launched WSJ WorldStream, a global video news-gathering service and publishing platform where they will post short-form videos shot by smartphones by journalists from across the global Journal and Dow Jones news organization. The launch of WSJ WorldStream is in conjunction with the Republican National Convention (RNC) this week in Tampa, Florida.
The Wall Street Journal has launched a Facebook application today which allows people to read content from The Wall Street Journal exclusively from within the social network. The content is ad-supported. The application is called WSJ Social and it filters through content from the publication through Facebook’s social graph to provide a tailored experience for different users.
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CollegeHumor.com has done a great parody of the E-Trade baby while creating humor in the Dow Jones Industrial Average stock drop. Check out the video below:
After the recent Wall Street meltdown, you would figure that less people would be interested in financial jobs but now the economy is recovering. The Wall Street Journal plans to capitalize on the economic recovery by launching a financial career website called Fins.com.
Dow Jones Ventures General Manager and former Chief Revenue Officer of Jobster Kevin Hatfield is the General Manager of Fins. Fins is the first launch to come out of Dow Jones Ventures. Ann Sarnoff is leading the project. Before Fins, Dow Jones Ventures and IAC partnered on a website called FiLife which has not gained much success.
One of the biggest problems with Fins right off the bad is that there are too many job seeking website alternatives out there as of right now. If I were looking for a finance job, I’d first check TheLadders, Monster, and CareerBuilder.
The Wall Street Journal has jumped on the iPhone bandwagon. Interestingly, the iPhone application is free despite the fact that they charge for their publication on the web and on the Kindle. Last year The Wall Street Journal created a free BlackBerry application so it was expected that they made one for the iPhone too. Even though the application is free, users will be glaring at massive advertisements at the bottom of the screen. Notice the Oracle logo that is prominently placed at the bottom of the screen?
Other major publications that have built an application for the mobile device includes Bloomberg, CNN, and The New York Times. None of these charge to use the application so The Wall Street Journal had to remain competitive too.
The videos and streaming radio that is available through The Wall Street Journal application connects to the built-in YouTube application on the iPhone.