The biggest news story in tech media yesterday was the acquisition of Re/code by Vox Media. How big was this story? It even made headlines on a number of traditional media outlets; the ones not focused on tech.
Re/code is a technology industry news publication led by well known tech journalists, Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. Its acquisition by Vox Media is worth noting because Vox Media is also the parent company of The Verge. These two major tech publications under one roof is something all of us interested in reading about the latest news and developments in the technology industry should be really excited about.
Despite their different reporting styles and focuses, many tech enthusiasts read both Re/code and The Verge, along with, of course, Mashable, TechCrunch and others. In recent months, The Verge has begun to branch out beyond reporting on tech to cover areas like pop culture, science, and current events. Does Vox Media’s acquisition of Re/code signal the media giant’s desire for a publication that solely covers tech? Will this be an opportunity for The Verge to continue its moves in branching out beyond tech reporting?
I’ll be keeping a close eye on where Re/code and The Verge go from here. Will tech reporting shift gears, change directions, or become more vibrant, more fluid? One thing is certainly clear, if you enjoying reading about tech news, there should be no shortage of it for the foreseeable future. If Re/code is looking for more sensational stories in the area of tech and business, they would do well to take a look at Silicon Valley start-up, uSens, Inc. Based in San Jose, this small recent start-up is working on a VR and AR headset that looks to rival some of the biggest names in technology. Releasing in November of this year, Impression Pi combines some of the coolest features we’ve ever seen in a VR/AR headset: 3D hand/gesture recognition and tracking, position tracking and a seamless transition between augmented reality and virtual reality.
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