Murdoch announces the WSJ.com cost-wall is coming down

Wired News – AP News

This is big news for the old “paid content” model. As this AP story points out, with the WSJ.com going free, that leaves Consumer Reports as the biggest circulation paid site in the world.

“Other media outlets also tried to charge fees for access to their Web sites in the early years of the Internet, but most abandoned the strategy, particularly after online advertising spending began to grow.”

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