Wall Street Journal offers free WiFi in NYC and San Francisco
Newspapers have been trying all sorts of gimmicks, from paywall promos to open houses, to get readers to discover their websites. The latest by the Wall Street Journal is clever: thousands of free WiFi hotspots throughout New York and San Francisco.
Through the month of September, readers will be able to use the Journals WiFi in 70% of Manhattan, including high traffic neighborhoods like Times Square and West Village. The service is also available in parts of three other boroughs. In San Francisco, the WiFi will be available in places like Nob Hill and Fishermans Wharf.
So why is the conservative Journal giving out free internet service to call comers? According to a spokesperson, Were always looking for ways to give people the opportunity to sample The Wall Street Journal. This is the... [via jkOnTheRun]