WSJ.com Adds New Features to Tech Section

The Wall Street Journal has made several content enhancements to its online tech section, WSJ.com/technology, including several new sections and blogs, as well as links to tech headlines from various non-Dow Jones sites from across the Web.

Within the site’s new Technology Stories from Around section, WSJ.com editors have begun hand-picking the best tech-related new stories from mainstream outlets like BBC.com and CNET.com as well as a host of respected blogs—such as Scobleizer.com and MacRumors.com. The move to curate the best of alternate sources follows a growing trend among traditional news outlets to link to sites that in the recent past were seen as competitors, echoing The New York Times Web site’s own technology section.

WSJ.com’s original content output, which includes contributions from its own staffers as well as reporters from the Dow Jones properties MarketWatch and  All Things Digital (along with various Dow Jones newsletters), has also recently been beefed up via the addition of a new Personal Technology section.

That section houses a new column penned by technology editor Julia Angwin called the Decoder, which promises to help users tackle basic Web services like social networks. Also featured in Personal Technology is Gadget Girl,  a mix of tech gadget-themed video and column reviews produced by Marketwatch reporter Stacey Delo.

In addition, WSJ.com has rolled out the new Digits blog, which focuses on major tech industry news and product launches. Lastly, WSJ.com executives are planning to run more Q&A pieces featuring major tech industry figures on the revamped site.