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WSJ to start charging for iPhone and Blackberry apps

September 21, 2009

For those that missed it over the weekend:

Dow Jones will start charging next month for Wall Street Journal stories delivered via its iPhone and Blackberry apps — a long-anticipated move spurred on by News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch, who has complained as loudly as any media executive that the news industry’s survival depends on getting paid for digital content.

It’s anyone’s guess if this is a first step towards a broader industry move, but it’s certainly worth watching.

Another interesting tidbit from the story:

…it’s an open secret how to access Journal articles online for free by searching them out in Google rather than going to the site itself…

Full story here.

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