New tech site by WSJ reporters up and running
Liz Gannes writes on the GigaOm site that All Things D, a tech commentary site from long-time Wall Street Journal writers Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, is now live.
Gannes noted, “Owned by Dow Jones, the project is an online extension of the pairâ€™s annual D: All Things Digital conference. Swisher will be reprising her WSJ BoomTown column as a blog and Mossberg will flesh out his ongoing personal technology columns with a section called Mossblog.
“So far thereâ€™s not much fresh content on the site besides extensive disclosure pages for each author, but John Paczkowski, hired away from his bitingly sarcastic Good Morning Silicon Valley column, has started posting daily articles and videoblogs. (As a long-time GMSV reader familiar with Paczkowskiâ€™s cynicism and back troubles, Iâ€™d assumed he was an old fogey, but heâ€™s actually pretty dashing, even on whatâ€™s clearly a cheap webcam.)
“Swisher and Mossberg have clearly thought about which parts of the web they want to embrace and which theyâ€™d rather not, setting our a deliberate comment policy that requires registration and promises to excise comments that are ‘juvenile, venomous, self-promotional or irrelevant.’ No ad hominem attacks whatsoever will be accepted â€” ‘There are plenty of places on the Web where you can accuse tech moguls of being greedy or vain. This isnâ€™t one of them.'”
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