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New York City
Deputy Tech Editor — Time Magazine
Covers:  transparency, stem, global news, politics, social media, open government, technology

Deputy Tech Editor @TIME.

John V. Lynn '83 Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism

2010 - Student Journalism
This award is for an undergraduate who excels in journalistic activity on campus. I received it for my work as News Director and later Station Manager of SUNY Geneseo's 89.3 WGSU.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I'm actually in the process of repairing a 1930s-era Royal.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

#PewPew. Thanks, @NASA!

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Always e-mail. It helps me sort pitches into folders and keep a record of conversations.

Saudi Men Now Get Texts When Wives Leave the Country — Few countries have tighter restrictions on women's freedoms than Saudi Arabia: Saudi women are barred from traveling, working or attending school without permission from a father, husband or other male guardian. They're also unable to vote, though they've been promised that will change in 2015 for local elections.

The Massive Company Hidden Inside Amazon

Amazon AWS Cloud Service Approaches $10 Billion — Amazon shares are up over 12% in after-hours trading Thursday after the Seattle-based firm's first quarter results easily beat expectations. Amazon reported net income of $1.07 per share on $29.1 billion in revenue for the quarter. Analysts polled by Thompson Reuters were looking for earnings of $.58 a share on $27.98 billion in revenue, per CNBC.

Uber Reminds Riders That Tipping Drivers Is Optional — You don't have to tip your Uber driver. That's the message of a new post on the ride-hailing company's blog. It comes after Uber settled a class-action lawsuit filed by drivers accusing it of unfair labor practices. Uber doesn't include a tipping feature on its app, but it also doesn't prohibit passengers from offering drivers a cash tip after a ride.

TV Meteorologist Surprised By Windows Upgrade Reminder — Everybody hates those annoying upgrade reminders that pops up all the time. But they're really awful when you're trying to do a live news broadcast, as this poor Des Moines, Iowa meteorologist was. Thankfully, she handled it like a pro.

Facebook Stock Skyrockets On Earnings Beat: FB — Facebook's stock is up nearly 9% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the company's first quarter results obliterated analysts' expectations. Facebook posted adjusted earnings of $.77 per share on revenue of roughly $5.38 billion for the quarter. Analysts expected earnings of $.62 per share and $5.26 billion in revenues, per CNBC.

3 Reasons Why Apple's Stock Is Falling — Apple's stock price is down about 8% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the company posted its first revenue decline in 13 years. Everybody knew that revenue drop was upon us - Apple itself warned investors that this quarter wouldn't be a rosy one. So why the stock dip? Here are three explanations.

Dog 'Drives' Tesla Out of Garage

Alphabet Stock Down On Weak Earnings — Google parent company Alphabet's stock fell about 5% in after-hours trading Thursday after the company posted weaker-than-expected results for the first quarter of 2016. Alphabet posted adjusted Q1 earnings of $7.50 per share on $20.26 billion in revenue. Analysts polled by Thompson Reuters expected the Mountain View, Calif.

Microsoft Is Officially Killing Off the Xbox 360 — If you have an Xbox 360 laying around, it's about to be vintage. Microsoft will no longer make new Xbox 360 units, the Redmond, Calif.-based firm announced Wednesday. However, it will keep selling existing stock. Those who really want to get their hands on the second console in Microsoft's lineup will probably have plenty of luck on sites like eBay, too.
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@poniewozik (at least, that's probably how Netflix execs think of it)

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@poniewozik helps them claim bigger total viewed minutes #s each quarter?

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RT @JeanneWhalen: Just when you thought Penn Station couldn't get any worse: Toxic chemicals found on tracks. @AndrewTangel via @WSJ

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