• Crunch Report | YouTube now blocking ads on low-view channels

    YouTube is now blocking ads on channels with less than 10,000 views, Amazon pulls and other Quidsi apps and Spotify’s invisible IPO. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • NYT Resorts To Bypassing DNS Servers Amid Potential Hacking, WSJ Drops Its Paywall To Capitalize

    NYT Resorts To Bypassing DNS Servers Amid Potential Hacking, WSJ Drops Its Paywall To Capitalize

    According to statements from a spokesperson, the New York Times may have been hacked, resulting in the loss of access for many customers. Specifically, it appears that the attack has resulted in the redirection of its domain name servers, which has caused the Times to resort to some interesting methods to deliver the news. The hacking has been attributed to a group of hackers called the… Read More

  • Pulse Adds Premium Subscriptions, Launches Innovative Partnership With WSJ

    Pulse Adds Premium Subscriptions, Launches Innovative Partnership With WSJ

    Yesterday, we heard that the New York Times was partnering with Flipboard to make its content available to its own paying customers on a new platform. Today, Flipboard competitor Pulse is launching its new Premium Sources feature in partnership with the Wall Street Journal to make some of the newpaper’s content available on its platform through in-app subscriptions. Pulse users will be… Read More

  • Wall Street Journal Investigation Into MySpace Was Quietly Killed

    Wall Street Journal Investigation Into MySpace Was Quietly Killed

    A few days ago the Wall Street Journal published a series of articles about a supposed Facebook privacy breach. We and others noted that the article was complete rubbish. We also noted that the Wall Street Journal’s sister company, MySpace, wasn’t mentioned in the article – either as a disclosure of a conflict of interest or a discussion of whether MySpace was doing the… Read More

  • SeatGeek Secures A Deal With The Wall Street Journal And $550k In Funding

    Exclusive – SeatGeek, one of the finalists of TechCrunch50 2009, has raised another $550,000 in funding from previous backers (Founder Collective, NYC Seed, Stage One Capital, Trisiras Group, PKS Capital and angel investors Arie Abecassis, Sunil Hirani, Thomas Lehrman, Allen Levinson and Mark Wachen). More importantly, the ticket search company has inked an interesting… Read More

  • Apple, I Mean A "Source", Confirms There Will Be No iPhone 4 Recall

    Apple, I Mean A "Source", Confirms There Will Be No iPhone 4 Recall

    As we’re now less than a day away from Apple’s surprise iPhone 4 press conference, speculation is at a fever pitch. Depending on what you read, Apple is either going to recall the device, offer users to trade it in for a new version, offer free bumpers, offer gift cards, simply explain the problem — or do something else entirely. But now it seems that we may be able to rule… Read More

  • Foursquare Begins Testing An "Add To Foursquare" Button With WSJ

    Foursquare Begins Testing An "Add To Foursquare" Button With WSJ

    One surefire way to know that a service is doing well is when you see their buttons start appearing all over the web. We’ve seen it with Facebook, we’ve seen it with Twitter (Tweetmeme buttons), and now we’re going to start seeing it with Foursquare. To be clear, the “Add to Foursquare” buttons aren’t designed to be as ubiquitous as some of the other… Read More

  • Wall Street Journal Pro Edition Now Available For Consumers ($49 per Month)

    Back in October 2009, Dow Jones debuted a premium business news site dubbed The Wall Street Journal Professional Edition in an attempt to get companies to pay up $588 a year for access to more personalized, business-related news and analysis. This morning, the WSJ Pro Edition became available to consumers as well, at the exact same price point ($49 per month) although existing… Read More

  • The Best iPad Apps At Launch

    The Best iPad Apps At Launch

    In preparation for the launch of the iPad tomorrow, iPad Apps are live in iTunes and we’re sorting through the best ones as fast as we can. But with more than 2,000 iPad apps in the App Store, the choices are already daunting. To help you find the best apps at launch, we’ve put together the definitive list below. It includes all the iPad apps reviewed on TechCrunch, as well as… Read More

  • Publishers in a tizzy over new iPad revenue possibilities

    If there’s one thing putting a spring in the step of publishers this summer and giving them just a little more impetus to initiate summer hours and “get away from the hustle and bustle of the city” by having their driver take them to their house on the Hamptons, it’s the iPad. Is there anything this thing can’t do? Absolutely not, because publishers are flocking to… Read More

  • Microsoft gearing up to announce Windows Mobile 7 on February 15, project Pink moves forward

    It’s finally happening. Maybe. According to sources close to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is going to make a pretty big announcement at Mobile World Congress on February 15. After acknowledging that Windows Mobile isn’t exactly where it should be in terms of development and progression, Microsoft appears to be ready to announce and unveil Windows Mobile 7. But what happened… Read More

  • Wall Street Journal to begin charging for on-the-go access

    Like the Wall Street Journal? Enjoy catching up on the latest business news while on the go via your iPhone, CrackBerry, or other mobile device? Love to spend money? Well then you are in luck! The Wall Street Journal is preparing to charge users for mobile access to its content according to Rupert Murdoch, owner of the paper and everyone’s favorite news mogul. Read More

  • Wall Street Journal opens the walled garden just a titch with BB application

    For those of you who read the WSJ for the articles, the new BlackBerry-compatable Mobile Reader will open up that nasty walled garden that is The application will be free and most of the content will be open, although there are plans to lock it down in the near future. The application will draw in stories from,, and You can track… Read More

  • WSJ says hotel rooms is hard!

    In their inimitable, behind the walled garden style, the WSJ points out that hotel rooms are so complex that they’re getting impossible to operate. I’d write more, but Mr. Murdoch still hasn’t opened up some of the coolest content to online readers and, as a result, leaves us hanging. Maybe hotel rooms are too complex or maybe the WSJ’s readership is populated by… Read More

  • WSJ: Cut undersea Internet cables due to sharks with laser beams on their heads

    [photopress:lasers_20080206161421.ark.png,full,left]The cable cutting thing in the Middle East is odd enough as it is, but it takes the Wall Street Journal to make it weirder. It found an expert to claim that the cables could have been cut by sharks with laser beams on their heads, but it was unlikely. Then it upped the ante by including an artist’s rendition of said sharks with laser… Read More

  • Your cable box may be watching you

    WSJ is reporting that demographic data mining companies are starting to watch viewing patterns and may begin working with cable companies to pinpoint commercials to individuals and assess a commercial’s impact. Such logic makes sense, but advertisers these days are demanding more precision, and getting the technology to do it. During a two-week ad campaign last month, RE/MAX was able to… Read More

  • Ben Worthen of the WSJ: "Android will lead to the meltdown of corporate America; communism, alternate religions to follow"

    The gPhone is definitely creating a series of aftershocks in the journalism world. Two days after the big announcement, people are still talking, and it’s not all good. Even the stuffy WSJ gets into the act, calling the gPhone Android a tech nightmare waiting to happen. The argument goes that all this open source nonsense will raise unseen security risks in secure environments of… Read More

  • Mossberg reviews Gateway One, says it's no iMac

    Since Gateway announced the One, everyone and their cousin has known it’s a blatant copy of Apple’s iMac. Even Uncle Walt over at the Wall Street Journal knows damn well what Gateway and Dell are trying to do with their all-in-one computer systems. Unfortunately for Gateway, while imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the One doesn’t even come close to the iMac. In… Read More

  • Mossberg reviews Leopard, I wanna review Leopard! :( Read More

  • DirecTV To Offer Internet Over Power Lines

    Not a lot of info here, but the WSJ is reporting that DirecTV will FINALLY start offering broadband Internet access via power line distribution. The service is possible through a deal with Current Group, who provides broadband communications over power lines. How much would you pay for broadband ‘net from DirecTV? With $20 satellite TV available, this could make up part of a wicked… Read More