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WSJ Ends Google Users' Free Ride, Then Fades in Search Results

After blocking Google users from reading free articles in February, The Wall Street Journal’s subscription business soared, with a fourfold increase in the rate of visitors converting into paying customers. But there was a trade-off: Traffic from Google plummeted 44%. That’s because Google search results are based on an algorithm …

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Alphabet Shares Follow in Amazon's Footsteps and Top $1,000

Shares of Google parent Alphabet Inc. passed $1,000 six days after Amazon crossed the same threshold, showing the sustained investor confidence that tech giants can outmatch older companies. Amazon’s rise reflected a bullishness in e-commerce, coming despite bigger sales in brick-and-mortar retail. Likewise, Alphabet shareholders see that TV ad budgets …

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Baidu Hits the Reset Button After Cleaning Up Online Advertising

Chinese internet giant Baidu is convinced it’s put the worst of a government-driven online advertising crackdown behind it after posting quarterly revenue that beat estimates. Sales fell a less-than-projected 2.6% in the fourth quarter after China’s biggest search engine raised registration requirements for marketers and cut the number of ads …

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