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Re/code on TV: Amazon's Magic Wand, Tech's Poaching Wars and the New, New Media

Brains for reporting, but still faces for TV.

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Jason Del Rey has been a business journalist for 15 years and has covered Amazon, Walmart, and the e-commerce industry for the last decade. He was a senior correspondent at Vox.

Another marketing gimmick or a real breakthrough in online grocery shopping? I appeared on CNBC to discuss Amazon’s new Dash device and the company’s unrelenting push to make shopping ever more convenient. (NBCU is a partner of and investor in Re/code.)

At $660 unlocked, Samsung’s S5 is no doubt a premium phone. But, as Walt Mossberg told CNBC and wrote in his review, its best feature is one that you’ll hopefully never have to use.

On Friday, Kara Swisher joined the CNBC crew to discuss tech companies’ recent stock swoon …

… and to explain why she believes Amazon’s pay-to-quit employee option is nothing more than a “stunt.”

Should noncompete agreements be a thing of the past? Re/code enterprise dude Arik Hessldahl joined Andrew Ross Sorkin on Thursday to discuss Silicon Valley’s talent-poaching wars.

“This Week in Tech” hosted senior editor Liz Gannes on Sunday; she was among a group discussing Amazon’s Kindle Fire TV, Microsoft’s Cortana, not to mention Re/code’s growing team.

Speaking of our growing team, co-CEO and co-executive editor Kara Swisher appeared on NPR to discuss our three-month-old media-and-conference business built on the foundation of AllThingsD’s success.

And lastly, Swisher was at the center of a PBS online broacast about the rise of personal-brand journalism, exemplified by the recent launches of,, and yours truly.

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