Wall Street Journal Closes AllThingsD: Tech News Section Replaced By WSJD; Founders Launch Re/Code

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AllThingsD was officially shut down Tuesday morning.

AllThingsD, the website founded in 2007 by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg as an extension of the All Things Digital conferences, was officially shut down Tuesday morning. In its place is WSJD, a new online tech section of WSJ.com that the Wall Street Journal launched Jan. 1.

All links redirect to WSJD, and AllThingsD has been removed from Google search results. AllThingsD posted its last tweet on Jan. 2, informing followers that the account has been deactivated.

 
 

The WSJD editor, Jonathan Krim, said that the new tech blog will be more globally focused and will employ full-time journalists in Asia, Europe and Israel. It will also host a new tech conference in October to replace the All Things Digital conferences.

Swisher and Mossberg left WSJ in September and founded Re/code, a new digital news and review website that has the financial backing of NBCUniversal News Group and Windsor Media. The group will launch its own conference, called Code, in late May.

 “We’re still very firmly of the belief that no matter how the medium changes, consumers want really accurate tech reviews, tech analysis, tech news,” Swisher told NBC News.

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