On New Year's Eve, Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg announced a new venture called Re/code to replace the popular tech news site AllThingsD. Here are five fast facts you need to know.
1. AllThingsD Was Launched in 2007
Dow Jones launched the AllThingsD tech news site in 2007. The site became an extension of the All Things Digital conference series.
2. the WSJ Would Not Renew Its Partnership With Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg
On September 19, 2013, Dow Jones & Co. announced they would not be renewing its partnership with AllThingsD and that Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher contracts would be expired at the end of the year. Mossberg began his column in 1991 and Swisher joined in 1997.
3. AllThingsD.com Will Direct You to WSJ.D
The Wall Street Journal launched a new site on Wednesday, replacing All Things Digital. Technology Editor Jonathan Krim wrote, “This new section is the latest example of our expansion of technology coverage around the world, with a growing team of dedicated journalists spread from Silicon Valley to Israel, China, Korea and beyond. We’re doing this because technology is transforming everything, from our economy to our workplaces, and to the gadgets, apps and software that have become central to our lives."
4. Mossberg and Swisher Launched a New Tech Site Called Re/code
Swisher and Mossberg launched Re/code, a new tech site which will feature the entire staff from AllThingsD, including reporters such as Liz Gannes, Arik Hesseldahl, Ina Fried, and Arik Hesseldahl. Re/code will cover tech news, reviews of new devices, and software.
5. Re/code Will Debut the Code Conference on May 27th, 2014
On May 27-29, 2014, Re/code will debut the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. The Code Conference will be held at the Terranea Resort. Swisher announced Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts will be speaking at the Code Conference. You can find more details on the Code Conference here.
The Code Conference, May 27 – 29, 2014 near Los Angeles. Meet our first batch of speakers: http://t.co/SRA1vEJ6c7
— Re/code (@Recode) January 2, 2014