In a development that largely got lost in the shuffle of tech news over the long launch weekend of Apple's new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, AllThingsD is parting ways with the Wall Street Journal.
Launched in 2007, AllThingsD has been a formidable player in the tech news space and the driving force behind an annual conference that has welcomed Steve Jobs, Tim Cook, Bill Gates, and a wide array of industry giants who made headlines with their admissions and revelations to Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.
Dow Jones & Co. won't renew its partnership with technology news website AllThingsD and said longtime Wall Street Journal technology columnist Walter S. Mossberg will leave the paper at the end of the year.
"For years, Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal has enjoyed working with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher... however, after discussions, both parties have decided not to renew the agreement," said Gerard Baker, editor in chief of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal.
According to sources close to the matter, Mossberg and Swisher are now "in negotiations with investors and media companies, including Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal, for their next partnership."