Comments on: Financial Times finds new way to save newspapers http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/01/financial-times-finds-new-way-to-save-newspapers/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Forest Run http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/01/financial-times-finds-new-way-to-save-newspapers/#comment-356495 Wed, 11 Mar 2009 13:35:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14344#comment-356495 Steve Schwarzman has a major management undertaking considering the diversity, size and complexity of his investments.

It is doubtfull that he was aware of the pirating of FT login or clonning.

What the press will do to create stories of the Rich and Famous goes beyond common sense. Wouldn’t a private & descrete settlement between FT and BS been more appropriate?

Next thing we’ll see is a news story comparison of Schwarzman to Madoff. Anyting to sell papers!

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By: Tom Gielink http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/01/financial-times-finds-new-way-to-save-newspapers/#comment-355777 Thu, 05 Feb 2009 07:39:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14344#comment-355777 Yes – Geoffrey Smith you are right.
However imagine if all the Blackstone staff clicks were generating revenue for the FT.
There would be no need for court cases, the money would just roll in.

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By: Geoffrey Smith http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/01/financial-times-finds-new-way-to-save-newspapers/#comment-355745 Tue, 03 Feb 2009 10:39:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14344#comment-355745 With all due respect, Tom Gielink, the issue is not whether the internet has more material than a 40-page newspaper. The issue is that Blackstone considers that it’s worthwhile to pay a premium for a reliable news service, much of whose content is exclusive, and filtered in a way that suits its needs.

Only, it isn’t paying for it. Utterly dishonest, but what do you expect from financiers?

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By: Robert MacMillan http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/01/financial-times-finds-new-way-to-save-newspapers/#comment-355729 Mon, 02 Feb 2009 18:44:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14344#comment-355729 Beg away, Mumbai. I don’t argue that sharing usernames and passwords is right or good or proper.

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By: Mumbai http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/01/financial-times-finds-new-way-to-save-newspapers/#comment-355727 Mon, 02 Feb 2009 16:17:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14344#comment-355727 Just because everybody shares passwords doesnt mean it is legal. I beg to differ with the author on that front.Tats similar to saying everybody pirates music, so it’s fine.

I think Blackstone’s also being quite stingy by not actually buying multiple accounts.

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By: Tom Gielink http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/01/financial-times-finds-new-way-to-save-newspapers/#comment-355719 Mon, 02 Feb 2009 08:35:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14344#comment-355719 Google gives a better service than FT and service to their viewer/user base is free. A large user base has to be attractive to advertisers. That is the way the world now operates in 2009.
The FT seves a purpose but there is nothing in the rag that cannot be found on the web.
Dinasor operation, Dinasor minds – next step FT will find itself a museum piece.

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By: Brian Marchant-Calsyn http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/01/financial-times-finds-new-way-to-save-newspapers/#comment-355715 Mon, 02 Feb 2009 06:22:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14344#comment-355715 Print media is certainly dying a not so slow death. We see it in our online marketing business as company’s pull traditional ad media spends in paper, radio and TV to pile it into search engines, paid search and email. Newspapers will survive but they will operate differently going forward. Brian Marchant-Calsyn

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