Re/code acquired by Vox Media
Re/code has been acquired by Vox Media. Re/code was previously All Things D before rebranding a year and a half ago after a split with the Wall Street Journal.
Re/code is a popular tech news site that breaks a good bit of news (just last week they were the only one to get a source for the WooThemes acquisition price). In their first iteration as All Things D, they were also one of the very first WordPress.com VIP clients.
The acquisition by Vox Media means a likely move to Vox’s Chorus CMS and away from WordPress — which is a total bummer. I worked on Re/code when I was with Range, and they are all around nice folks.
Their staff will stay with Vox, but will be quite collaborative with The Verge — which Vox also owns, and was previously considered a Re/code competitor.
I’d be really interested to learn more, from the Re/code journalists if they do move to Chorus, what they think of the change. In a separate article that talks about Chorus, WordPress-running TechCrunch made a damning statement:
Even the competing website TechCrunch has written a love letter to Chorus, calling it “next generation” technology, while noting that comparatively “the rest of us have been stuck turning screwdrivers.”
It begs the question: how can WordPress and third-party tools built for it improve and continue to compete at the highest levels? We should not rest on our laurels. Even big companies like Vox are getting quite agile.