updated 12:55 pm EDT, Wed July 23, 2008
Dow Jones OKs iPhone
Dow Jones -- owned by News Corp., and responsible for financial publications like the Wall Street Journal -- has given its seal of approval to the iPhone, according to another one of its publications, Barron's. The company's Global Technology Services division is now supporting the phone through use of Microsoft ActiveSync technology, which enables the iPhone to access corporate e-mail via Exchange. Like most such services, users require a password and will have data locked or deleted in case a phone goes missing.
The change is important not only because of the company's public prominence, but the number of eligible workers, which total over 7,000. The company notes however that RIM's BlackBerry phones remain "the Dow Jones standard" for mobile e-mail, and so anyone wanting to use an iPhone will have to buy it themselves. The same applies to Treos and Windows Mobile devices, which are also supported under the new scheme.