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Type of site
|Technology news and analysis|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, United States|
|Created by||Kara Swisher
|Launched||April 16, 2007|
AllThingsD.com was an online publication that specialized in technology and startup company news, analysis and coverage. It was founded in 2007 as an extension of the annual meetings D: All Things Digital Conference by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg.
In September 2013 Swisher and Mossberg failed to renew their agreement with Dow Jones. On January 1, 2014, Swisher and Mossberg introduced their own site, Re/code, based in San Francisco, California. The AllThingsD logo can be spotted during the Season 2 opening credits of the HBO series Silicon Valley, before being taken down and replaced by the Re/code logo as the intro animation progresses.
AllThingsD.com expanded upon the All Things Digital conference, which was launched in 2003 by Swisher and Mossberg. While the conference quickly became popular and prestigious among the business and technology communities, the number of attendees was limited to approximately 500 people. The web site was set up to "open the conversation to everyone." Although the site operates year-round, during each "D" Conference it offers comprehensive and direct coverage of all events and presentations
AllThingsD.com focused on news, analysis and opinion on technology, the Internet and media, but considered itself a fusion of diverse media styles, different topics, formats and sources. Initially, the two main features of the site were Kara Swisher's BoomTown blog, and Walt Mossberg's technology product review columns from the Wall Street Journal. Since then, the site had expanded greatly in personnel and focus. Although most of the staff were based in San Francisco, many contributors, including Mossberg, worked primarily in other parts of the United States.
AllThingsD.com featured nine different writers at the time of closure, where each had their own section of the site, as well as a separate category for other featured writers, both within and outside of the publication:
AllThingsD.com also hosted content concerning its D Conferences; besides the annual main event in late Spring, in December 2010 they hosted D: Dive Into Mobile, the first brand extension of the conference in which representatives from leading mobile device and software producers were interviewed by members of AllThingsD.