Wall Street Journal

Amazon leaks tease engineer layoffs, potential new products

By Chris Meadows
August 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article (paywalled; Google the headline to bypass it) on changes taking place at Amazon’s top secret product lab, Lab 126, which has been responsible for [...]

Pocket-sized screens are in again: The rise of smartphone e-reading

By Chris Meadows
August 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

Everything old is new again. Jennifer Maloney at the Wall Street Journal has just noticed that more and more people seem to like reading on little tiny pocket-sized devices. Of course, those devices [...]

New York Times new-reader strategy focuses on free

By Chris Meadows
August 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

The Wall Street Journal has a piece looking at recent efforts by the New York Times to make more content available for free. The Times has a tricky tightrope to walk, as it’s long been one of the [...]

Wall Street Journal blasts Apple anti-trust monitor Michael Bromwich for overcharging, malfeasance

By Chris Meadows
February 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Well, there goes the Wall Street Journal again. In a paywalled opinion piece (just Google “All Along the Apple Watchtower” to read it), the Journal once again takes aim at Apple anti-trust [...]

WSJ rumor mill highlights what people want, expect from Apple

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 24, 2014 // 2 Comments

A recent and widely quoted report from the Wall Street Journal makes a couple of interesting calls about Apple iPhone developments supposedly in the works, quoting the customary “people [...]

Apple calls shenanigans on anti-trust monitor; Bob Kohn gets his day in court

By libertyc
December 7, 2013 // 18 Comments

The Apple trial over the last few days has taken an interesting turn. Essentially, Apple complained to the court that the special anti-trust monitor Judge Cote assigned, Michael Bromwich, has been [...]

FBI Can Activate Android Microphones, Record Secretly

By Stanley Goodner
August 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s no big secret that the U.S. government can use some extreme methods in order to maintain justice and security for the nation by gathering information on suspects. Even before Snowden leaked [...]

Stephen King's latest book will not go digital — for now

By libertyc
May 20, 2013 // 7 Comments

Whenever Stephen King releases a novel, readers line up to grab his latest book. But those looking to download the digital version of Joyland might never get the option. King will not release Joyland [...]

How To Understand the DoJ's E-Book Pricing Settlement

By libertyc
September 11, 2012 // 5 Comments

It’s been my experience that avid readers tend to be the sorts of people who take great pride in their intelligence. And intelligent people, for reasons that are obvious enough, aren’t [...]

Department of Justice may sue Apple tomorrow, anonymous sources say

By libertyc
April 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

The anonymous sources have been awfully talkative about the Justice Department vs. publishers affair, haven’t they? The latest word, by way of Reuters, is that the Department of Justice might [...]

Court rules Wall Street Journal can change terms of digital subscription

By libertyc
March 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

A district court has thrown out a class action suit against Dow Jones (owner of the Wall Street Journal) for changing the subscription terms for its on-line Wall Street Journal service, PaidContent [...]

How important is linking to scoop breakers?

By libertyc
February 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

You might have noticed that many of the stories I write link to blog posts elsewhere, and some even have a “Found via [source]” link at the bottom. This is because it’s a core value of news [...]

Wall Street Journal to carry e-book bestseller lists powered by Nielsen BookScan

By libertyc
October 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

PaidContent reports that the Wall Street Journal is going to begin running e-book bestseller lists. The lists will cover combined e-book and physical sales and e-book sales only for both fiction and [...]

Wall Street Journal covers Amazon Android tablet plans

By libertyc
July 17, 2011 // 1 Comment

The Wall Street Journal has covered Amazon’s much-rumored plans for a tablet, with a long and thoughtful article considering how such a device might affect the sales of Amazon’s Kindle, and what [...]

In defense of young adult literature

By libertyc
June 8, 2011 // 5 Comments

I haven’t been posting a lot, lately—partly because it takes so much longer to write an article by speech than it does by typing it, and partly because I seem to be sleeping a lot more [...]

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