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Jason Del Rey has been a business journalist since 2007, when he joined Inc. magazine. There, he wrote about startups and fast-growing small businesses across all industries.

He was most recently covering commerce for and, before that, was a reporter at Advertising Age, where he covered legacy digital media companies such as Yahoo and AOL and upstarts such as BuzzFeed and Gawker Media. Jason has also worked as the executive editor of OPEN Forum, a Web publication for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Ethics Statement

Here is a statement of my ethics and coverage policies. It is more than most of you want to know, but, in the age of suspicion of the media, I am laying it all out.

I own one bitcoin. Other than that, I have invested in a few 401k plans, none of which are technology-centric.

I occasionally do speaking engagements, but typically am not paid for them. I do not consult for any companies, nor do I accept gifts or products of value from companies I cover.

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Vox Media has a number of investors, including, but not limited to, Comcast Ventures and NBCUniversal, both of which are owned by Comcast Corporation.

My posts have total editorial independence from these investors, even when they touch on products and services these companies produce, compete with, or invest in. The same goes for all content on Recode and at our conferences. No one in this group has influence on or access to the posts we publish. We will also add a direct link to this disclosure when we write directly about the companies.

Elon Musk’s Boring Company fired five employees just one month after unveiling its first tunnel

At the same time, the company is currently hiring for a dozen-plus roles.

Tesla is slashing thousands of jobs because its cars are still too expensive

At least, that’s what Elon Musk says.

A new $100 million investment values Postmates at $1.85 billion ahead of its IPO

Just in the nick of time.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie are getting a divorce

The world’s richest couple calls it splits after 25 years.

Amazon has officially killed the Whole Foods-Instacart partnership

Instacart will begin pulling the first group of workers out of Whole Foods locations in February.

Procter & Gamble has acquired the startup aiming to build the Procter & Gamble for people of color

Tristan Walker’s Walker & Company is the maker of Bevel shaving products and the Form haircare line.

An Amazon revolt could be brewing as the tech giant exerts more control over brands

Some companies are choosing to end their relationship with Amazon rather than cave to the online retailer’s demands.

Jeff Bezos has confirmed the HQ2 decision and it’s the embodiment of Amazon’s emotionless practicality


Amazon employees hope to confront Jeff Bezos about law enforcement deals at an all-staff meeting

The "We Won’t Build It" group sent a letter to the CEO this summer decrying the company’s relationships with police.

Two workers have died at an Amazon warehouse in Baltimore

Officials said a 50-foot wall collapsed during a storm.

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