OLD Media Moves

WSJ.com relaunches tech section

December 22, 2008

The Wall Street Journal announced M9onday the revamp of its online Technology section, highlighted by the Journal’s in-depth technology coverage and showcasing several new columns and blogs.

WSJ.com technology includes three key areas of focus — Technology, Digits and Personal Technology — and features contributions from Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Dow Jones Newswires and All Things Digital (AllThingsD.com) reporters.

The Technology area features a new Digits blog that covers all aspects of technology, from product launches to major industry developments with contributions from the Journal’s 25 technology reporters and Dow Jones Newswires reporters from around the world. The Technology page will also include a new feature aggregating the top technology headlines from around the Web, which will be curated by WSJ.com

Walt Mossberg‘s personal technology column is the centerpiece of a new section called Personal Technology, which will also feature contributions from Mossberg Solution columnist Katherine Boehret. New Personal Technology features will include a column, The Decoder, by senior technology editor Julia Angwin, which helps users navigate the pitfalls of Web services, such as social networking sites and search engines, and Gadget Girl, video and column reviews led by the Journal’s Stacey Delo that offer a pragmatic approach to gadgets, focusing on usability with an occasional look at how they stack up to the real life-tests such as the ‘purse test,’ ‘fingernail test,’ and ‘toddler test.’ Digits, The Decoder and Gadget Girl are available for free to all users.

“Our users crave the latest information on technology trends and happenings, and this revamped section will give them numerous perspectives on myriad topics from product reviews to helpful advice to
feedback straight from industry thought leaders,” said Almar Latour, managing editor of WSJ.com, in a statement. “The Journal’s technology coverage has always been a leading resource for users, and we look forward to expanding upon this for their benefit.”

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