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Senior tech reporter and all around intolerable snake person @POLITICO. Philly fan. Say hay: tromm@politico.com.

Apple Takes Washington

politico.com — As Apple chief Tim Cook quietly slipped out of a public meeting at the White House for a private lunch with Eric Holder in December 2013, the attorney general braced himself for a rough encounter. His Justice Department had sued Apple more than a year earlier, after all, for the way that the company priced its e-books, touching off a bruising legal...
Aug 28, 2015

RT @TonyRomm: Apple CEO Tim Cook: --Knows AG Holder well --Met w/House GOP in May --Raised money this yr for Sen. Schumer. More: politico.com/magazine/story…

Aug 27, 2015

Apple takes Washington: Steve Jobs hated D.C. Tim Cook is taking it on. politi.co/1VfIJOT via @POLITICOMag

Aug 27, 2015

RT @blakehounshell: Apple takes Washington: Steve Jobs hated D.C. Tim Cook is taking it on. politi.co/1VfIJOT via @POLITICOMag

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Chris Lehane, Tom Steyer aide, jumps to Airbnb

politico.com — Chris Lehane, the veteran Democratic political strategist who has been guiding climate activist billionaire Tom Steyer’s deep-pocketed efforts to elect green-minded candidates, is taking a job at Airbnb, the home-sharing service announced Thursday morning. Lehane did not immediately respond to questions about what the move means for Steyer’s...
Aug 27, 2015

Airbnb just hired the Dem strategist behind Tom Steyer's green candidates campaign as new head of policy politico.com/story/2015/08/…

Aug 27, 2015

Tom Steyer strategist Chris Lehane jumps ship to Airbnb -- what does this mean for 2016? politi.co/1EmzEjq

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Carly Fiorina out of step with Silicon Valley

politico.com — Carly Fiorina’s frequent talk about her experience as a top technology executive isn’t winning her much support from Silicon Valley, where many of her former counterparts are deeply at odds with her positions on tech and social issues. Decade-old memories of Fiorina’s stormy tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard have certainly blunted...
Aug 20, 2015

RT @DraperRobert: Solid @TonyRomm piece on Fiorina not having many fans in Silicon Valley due to tech & social positions: http://t.co/E4YkY…

Aug 20, 2015

RT @DraperRobert: Solid @TonyRomm piece on Fiorina not having many fans in Silicon Valley due to tech & social positions: http://t.co/E4YkY…

Aug 19, 2015

Why Carly Fiorina isn't Silicon Valley's candidate: Look at her policies not just her rocky time at HP politi.co/1JjrxQe by @TonyRomm

Aug 19, 2015

RT @BKingDC: Why Carly Fiorina isn't Silicon Valley's candidate: Look at her policies not just her rocky time at HP politi.co/1JjrxQe by @TonyRomm

Aug 19, 2015

Fiorina out of step with Silicon Valley via @POLITICO for iOS politi.co/1Nm8fRg

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Black caucus brings diversity push to Silicon Valley

politico.com — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are flying to Silicon Valley next week to press the nation’s biggest technology companies to hire more African-American workers - a sign that the industry’s well-documented diversity problems are starting to generate new political heat in Washington. It’s an increasingly awkward topic...
Jul 30, 2015

RT @ericengleman: Congressional Black Caucus heads to Silicon Valley to press Apple, Google, other tech firms on diversity politi.co/1MwJ6C5

Jul 30, 2015

Congressional Black Caucus heads to Silicon Valley to press Apple, Google, other tech firms on diversity politi.co/1MwJ6C5

Jul 30, 2015

Congressional Black Caucus visiting Apple, Google, etc next wk to raise diversity concerns. My scoop @politico politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 30, 2015

Black caucus brings diversity push to Silicon Valley via @POLITICO for iOS politi.co/1JyUtZ7

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The 07/29/15 Email Edition of @JasonHirschhorn's MediaREDEF

Jul 29, 2015

Great way to start the day: @JasonHirschhorn. Today on Alec Baldwin podcast. Gotta add it to list. @mediaredefined buff.ly/1IrEpb1

Wired to fail - Tony Romm - POLITICO

politico.com — In September 2011, as the U.S. economy continued to sputter in the shadow of the Great Recession, Jonathan Adelstein offered a bold promise on behalf of a tiny federal agency that had long strived to improve the lives of rural Americans. The administrator of the little-known Rural Utilities Service had just finished announcing $3.5 billion in aid to...
Jul 28, 2015

RT @TonyRomm: Wired to Fail: A $3b fed program will leave millions w/o the broadband access they were promised. My investigation: politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Aug 02, 2015

A little-known agency mishandled billions of money trying to expand broadband to rural communities. politico.com/story/2015/07/… via @politico

Jul 28, 2015

Important investigative @politico story by @TonyRomm on squandered stimulus $ meant for poor rural internet access: politico.com/story/2015/07/…

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Silicon Valley favors Hillary Clinton over GOP 2016 contenders

politico.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Jeb Bush this week gushed with love for Silicon Valley, hanging in the offices of Thumbtack, causing a spectacle with his pre-announced Uber hail, and flashing around his Apple Watch, as he talked about how Washington needs to learn a few things from the Silicon Valley way.
Jul 17, 2015

How Clinton significantly outraised the GOP's White House hopefuls in Silicon Valley. Me from SF @politico politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 17, 2015

Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul tried to raise a ton from Silicon Valley -- but Clinton got the biggest early haul. politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 17, 2015

RT @TonyRomm: Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul tried to raise a ton from Silicon Valley -- but Clinton got the biggest early haul. politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 17, 2015

RT @TonyRomm: Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul tried to raise a ton from Silicon Valley -- but Clinton got the biggest early haul. politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 17, 2015

RT @TonyRomm: Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul tried to raise a ton from Silicon Valley -- but Clinton got the biggest early haul. politico.com/story/2015/07/…

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Republicans hail Uber in bid for tech cred

politico.com — Republican White House hopefuls looking to boost their tech cred are racing to hitch a ride on Uber - while Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is keeping a cautious distance.Jeb Bush gave the popular ride-hailing service its latest GOP plug on Monday, announcing plans to request an Uber this week during a visit to San Francisco, where he’ll...
Jul 13, 2015

The GOP's 2016 WH hopefuls are literally -- and politically -- hailing Uber to win Valley support, cash. From me: politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 13, 2015

"What I’m trying to do more than anything else is bring a disruptive app to politics”-@tedcruz politico.com/story/2015/07/… Uber allies hail Uber.

Jul 13, 2015

1. Why GOP is trying to align itself w/Uber. Me: politico.com/story/2015/07/… 2. Clinton tries to recast earlier comments medium.com/@twephanie/hil…

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Spotify makes case against Apple in Congress

politico.com — As Apple and Spotify battle to dominate the latest trend in music - online streaming - their corporate rivalry is morphing into a high-stakes influence war in Washington. Spotify’s lobbyists have quietly made the rounds in D.C., whispering to lawmakers for months that Apple’s new music offering threatens to stifle its competitors,...
Jul 12, 2015

Spotify lobbyists have been whispering to lawmakers for months that Apple Music threatens to stifle competitors politi.co/1M468kd

Jul 12, 2015

How Spotify is secretly trying to paint Apple as anticompetitive to members of Congress. Now @politico politico.com/story/2015/07/…

Jul 12, 2015

Spotify has been meeting with members of Congress to make antitrust claims against Apple politico.com/story/2015/07/… (by @TonyRomm)

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Hillary Clinton 2016: She courts Silicon Valley

politico.com — Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and other Republican presidential hopefuls have vowed this is the year their party can tap a rich vein of support in Silicon Valley - but the tech industry’s political elite may have another candidate in mind. In 2008, Hillary Clinton wasn’t the industry’s favorite Democrat - that crown belonged to...
May 03, 2015

"I'm you." RT @blakehounshell Hillary Clinton, who ran her own server, heads to Silicon Valley bmbl.us/1GRgWO4

May 03, 2015

Obama used tech support in 2008 to battle back Clinton. Now she's seizing on industry early for 2016. Me: politico.com/story/2015/05/…

May 03, 2015

Clinton heads to Calif., will fundraiser at the eBay CEOs house, the beginning of much tech outreach to come politico.com/story/2015/05/…

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Sep 04, 2015

I eagerly await the day that customer service reps stop calling me "ma'am"

Sep 04, 2015

RT @kenvogel: Saudi King's entourage rented out all 222 rooms at Gtown @FourSeasons. Red carpets everywhere―even in parking garage: politico.com/story/2015/09/…

Sep 04, 2015

quick vacay break to tell y'all to go read @jenhab on Michael/Kitty Dukakis and shock therapy in @POLITICOMag politico.com/magazine/story…

Sep 03, 2015

@atsneed I had to run back to my place v quick and figured I'd see if everyone was bein good or no:-(

Sep 02, 2015

@dseetharaman @dannyyadron the learn more link leads to page I can't share via mobile sadly. It seems like a garbage repackaging of the old


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