Recode

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For other uses, see Recode (disambiguation). Recode_sentence_0

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Type of siteRecode_header_cell_0_0_0 Technology newsRecode_cell_0_0_1
OwnerRecode_header_cell_0_1_0 Vox MediaRecode_cell_0_1_1
Created byRecode_header_cell_0_2_0 Recode_cell_0_2_1
Key peopleRecode_header_cell_0_3_0 Recode_cell_0_3_1
URLRecode_header_cell_0_4_0 Recode_cell_0_4_1
CommercialRecode_header_cell_0_5_0 YesRecode_cell_0_5_1
LaunchedRecode_header_cell_0_6_0 January 2, 2014; 6 years ago (2014-01-02)Recode_cell_0_6_1
Current statusRecode_header_cell_0_7_0 DefunctRecode_cell_0_7_1

Recode (formerly Re/code) was a technology news website that focused on the business of Silicon Valley. Recode_sentence_1

Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher founded it in January 2014, after they left Dow Jones and the similar website they had previously co-founded, All Things Digital. Recode_sentence_2

Vox Media acquired Recode in May 2015, and in May 2019, Recode was integrated into Vox. Recode_sentence_3

History Recode_section_0

In September 2013, technology journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher left All Things Digital, the technology news site they had founded and developed for Dow Jones and News Corp. Recode_sentence_4

Mossberg left The Wall Street Journal at the end of the year, leaving behind a popular, weekly technology column. Recode_sentence_5

The two launched their new, independent technology news website, Recode, on January 2, 2014. Recode_sentence_6

Its holding company, Revere Digital, received minority investments from NBCUniversal and Terry Semel's Windsor Media. Recode_sentence_7

The total investment was estimated between US$10 and 15 million. Recode_sentence_8

Mossberg and Swisher held the company's majority stake and noted its comfortable financial stance. Recode_sentence_9

Recode also provided breaking technology coverage for NBCUniversal, and received video resources and exposure in return via a formal partnership. Recode_sentence_10

Mossberg saw the investment as an opportunity to implement new ways of covering the technology field, and planned to add six employees on technology policy and mobile beats. Recode_sentence_11

The CNBC partnership also explored new advertising efforts and shared office space. Recode_sentence_12

At launch, the 23-person team included all former members of All Things Digital. Recode_sentence_13

The staff also received equity in the company. Recode_sentence_14

Mossberg and Swisher planned to continue their prominent, annual All Things Digital conference, which they renamed the "Code" conference and scheduled for the same time and location: late May at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Recode_sentence_15

Recode also kept plans to continue their separate mobile and media conferences. Recode_sentence_16

CNBC became a partner in these conferences. Recode_sentence_17

A part-time team of 12 employees runs the conferences. Recode_sentence_18

The site developed a reputation for breaking tech industry news but ultimately did not reach the level of popularity it expected, with just 1.5 million regular monthly visitors. Recode_sentence_19

Vox Media acquired the website in May 2015 in a move that The New York Times described as a reflection of tumult in online technology journalism. Recode_sentence_20

Vox purchased all of the company's stock, but the details of the transaction were not released. Recode_sentence_21

At the time of the acquisition, Recode had 44 employees and three additional employees by contract. Recode_sentence_22

They were expected to join Vox. Recode_sentence_23

Mossberg and Swisher planned to stay with the website. Recode_sentence_24

The two were impressed with Vox Media's audience reach. Recode_sentence_25

Vox's technology news website, The Verge, had eight times the traffic, in comparison. Recode_sentence_26

The scopes of the two sites were not expected to overlap with Recode's emphasis on technology industry business and The Verge's on "being a new kind of culture publication". Recode_sentence_27

An internal study found a three percent overlap in content between the two sites. Recode_sentence_28

Recode started publishing podcasts in July 2015. Recode_sentence_29

On May 8, 2016, Recode relaunched with a new design under editor-in-chief Dan Frommer. Recode_sentence_30

In May 2019, Recode was integrated into Vox Media's flagship website, Vox, becoming the column Recode by Vox. Recode_sentence_31

Content Recode_section_1

As continued from All Things Digital, Recode focuses on technology and digital media news, particularly pertaining to the business of Silicon Valley. Recode_sentence_32

The site also reviews new enterprises, and consumer hardware and software, and conducts original reports. Recode_sentence_33


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