updated 10/14/2010 9:45:57 AM ET 2010-10-14T13:45:57

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- All Things Digital today announced the first brand extension of The Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference with D: Dive Into Mobile, which will take place December 6-7 at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco.

Offering a more intimate and focused conference setting, D: Dive Into Mobile will feature a gathering of industry heavyweights, including: Dan Hesse, President and CEO of Sprint Nextel; Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO of Research in Motion; Mike McCue, CEO of Flipboard; Joe Belfiore, Vice President of Microsoft's Windows Phone Program Management; Jon Rubinstein, CEO of Hewlett-Packard's Palm unit; Andy Rubin, Vice President of Mobile Platforms for Google; Dennis Crowley, CEO and Co-founder of Foursquare; and several more speakers to be announced soon.

"Through D and AllThingsDigital.com, we've remained focused on exploring and analyzing the impact the digital revolution has had on every facet of our lives," said Walt Mossberg, co-founder and co-executive producer of All Things Digital. "With D: Dive Into Mobile, we're advancing that commitment by taking a closer look at the critically important mobile space." 

Building upon the mission of the D conference, D: Dive Into Mobile will drill down to the innovations influencing the mobile space and the implications upon the strategic direction of the many businesses involved.

"The mobile arena, as Walt and I have long said, is now the new battleground in the next phase of the digital evolution," added Kara Swisher, co-founder and co-executive producer of All Things Digital. "So, it's the perfect first dive for our new conference offering."

Much like the format for the D, now in its 9th year, D: Dive Into Mobile will put top players in mobile space to the test onstage for unrehearsed, unscripted and unexpected interviews.

And, as always, no PowerPoints, no panels and definitely no pontificating allowed.

Live blogs and photos from each session will be available on AllThingsD.com during each interview, with video highlights posted shortly afterwards.  

Registration for the D: Dive Into Mobile conference is available on AllThingsD.com,at http://allthingsd.com/d/dive-into-mobile/register/. Conference information, full D: Dive Into Mobile coverage and video of past conferences can be found online at http://allthingsd.com/d/.

About All Things Digital

All Things Digital (www.allthingsd.com) is devoted to news, analysis and opinion on technology, the Internet and media. Co-edited by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, the site is the online extension of the annual D: All Things Digital conference started by Mossberg and Swisher in 2003 and attended by the digital elite. The site is a mix of columns, blogs and video including Mossberg's Personal Technology, Swisher's BoomTown, John Paczkowski's Digital Daily, Peter Kafka's MediaMemo and Katherine Boehret's Mossberg Solution.

The D: All Things Digital logo is available at  http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5080

About The Wall Street Journal

Founded in 1889, The Wall Street Journal, the flagship publication of Dow Jones & Company, is the world's leading business publication and holds 33 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal has a print and online circulation of more than 2 million, reaching the nation's top business and political leaders, as well as investors across the country. The Wall Street Journal boasts the largest individually paid circulation out of the top 25 U.S. newspapers. Other publications that are part of The Wall Street Journal franchise, with a global audience of 3.8 million, include The Wall Street Journal Asia and The Wall Street Journal Europe.  The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com is the leading provider of business and financial news and analysis on the Web with more than one million subscribers and 26 million users per month. WSJ.com is the flagship site of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which also includes MarketWatch.com, Barrons.com, AllThingsD.com and FINS.com. In 2009, the Journal was ranked No. 1 in BtoB's Media Power 50 for the 10th consecutive year. The Wall Street Journal Radio Network services news and information to more than 350 radio stations in the U.S.

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