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WSJ coming to an elevator near you

August 14, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

Matthew Schwartz of BtoB magazine reports that the Wall Street Journal Office Network is expanding to include elevators in office buildings. The service debuted last year in lobbies and common areas of office buildings.

The elevatorSchwartz wrote, “The network, which delivers Wall Street Journal content on flat-panel LCD screens, is currently in 150 office buildings nationwide with another 150 signed on, said Jim Harris, CEO of OMN. With added distribution on elevator screens, the network should be in ‘several hundred’ office buildings by early next year, he said.

“The network will initially be available in office buildings in major business hubs, such as Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. ‘You’ll eventually see it in every city,’ Harris said. ‘We’re continuing to work with the best real estate companies in the best markets.’

“Tim Callahan, CEO of Callahan Capital Corp., a private real estate company that recently set up shop, said he’s adopted the WSJ Office Network for five office buildings in Denver and will work closely with OMN as he expands his holdings. ‘As we acquire new buildings, we anticipate working with Jim to make OMN part of our network,’ said Callahan, who is the former CEO of Equity Office Properties Trust, one of the largest commercial real estate companies in the U.S.”

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