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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 AllThingsD.com 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 a small number of shares in three individual companies: Ford, VMware and Citigroup. I also own two bitcoins. 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.

Postmates and DoorDash have discussed a merger to fend off Uber, GrubHub and Amazon

Postmates faces a challenge: Profitability seems a long way off, and rival DoorDash has a big investment from SoftBank.

Trump keeps bashing Amazon for its Postal Service pact — but he’s overlooking a different controversial deal that gives Chinese merchants an advantage in the U.S.

The reason might rhyme with "Beff Jezos."

Honey — the under-the-radar coupon startup — has held talks to raise around $100 million in a new investment

The Los Angeles-based startup operates an unsexy but lucrative business.

Two more top Visa executives have exited the company — under very different circumstances

One left for a CEO role, while the other left amid controversy.

ModCloth’s former CEO Matt Kaness has left Walmart just a year after the acquisition

The former Urban Outfitters executive’s role had been in question for several months.

The online mattress industry promised a more honest shopping experience. We may have gotten the opposite instead.

Sketchy mattress review websites have replaced the sleazy store salesman.

A former Walmart executive’s lawsuit claims the retailer has been inflating e-commerce growth numbers

Tri Huynh, a former business development executive, says he was fired for raising concerns over the company’s practices.

Warby Parker is valued at $1.75 billion after a pre-IPO investment of $75 million

The company has now raised nearly $300 million in total.

Walmart will offer grocery delivery in more than 100 metro areas amid pressure from Amazon, Target and Instacart

The company already offers grocery pickup at 1,200 of its stores.

Stitch Fix made a big addition to its business that won’t show up in its Q2 financial results

The new feature — called Extras — signals where the company is headed.

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