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New York City
Homepage Director — Time Magazine
As seen in:  Time Magazine, Mashable
Covers:  transparency, stem, global news, politics, social media, open government, technology

Deputy Tech Editor @TIME. I serve at the pleasure of the Internet. Got tips?

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.

Obama Forgot His BlackBerry Today — At one point or another, we've all left our phones at home, only to realize it after we're already in the car, bus, or subway. Well, count one more victim of smartphone amnesia: President Obama. Obama reportedly left the White House to board Marine One earlier Friday - only to realize once on board that he left his BlackBerry back in his office.

Why the Broadcasters Should Take Over Aereo — Aereo, an ambitious startup that aimed to stream live broadcast television to subscribers for a small monthly fee, filed for bankruptcy Friday, months after a devastating loss at the Supreme Court. But it doesn't have to end this way.

How to Stop Accidentally Closing Your Browser All the Time — If you're anything like me, you love using keyboard shortcuts to zip around your computer without moving your mouse-some say it's laziness, I say it's efficiency. Hitting Control-W or Cmd-W in Chrome or Firefox, for example, lets me easily close a tab once I'm done reading '19 Reasons 'Rose' From Titanic Is a Feminist Hero.'

Anniversary of Microsoft Windows 1 Release — The first version of Microsoft Windows will be knocking on the door of its third decade Thursday when it turns the ripe old age of 29 - well past retirement in software years, given that Microsoft officially put it out to pasture in December of 2001.

Watch This Hilarious Fake Trailer — Super Smash Bros. for Wii U hits store shelves Friday here in the U.S., and Nintendo fans around the country are amped up for the latest game in one of the company's most popular series. But before Bros. hits your Wii U, check out this hilarious "Honest Game Trailer" from Smosh Games, a YouTube channel covering all things video games.

Senate Democrats Reject Bill To Build Oil Pipeline — WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Senate's 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end. The bill needed 60 votes to reach the White House. The House passed it overwhelmingly last week.

Senate Blocks NSA Phone Records Measure — WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency. The measure was President Barack Obama's signature proposal to rein in domestic surveillance. Tuesday's vote was largely along party lines, with most Democrats supporting the bill and most Republicans voting to kill it.

Snapchat Now Lets You Send Money to Friends — Snapchat now helps you make it rain. The self-destructing messaging company rolled out a new feature Monday that lets you send money to your friends on the service. To use the service - called Snapcash - simply start a chat dialogue with the recipient of your choice.

Developers Flee Google Glass, Casting Doubt on the Device's Future — When Google first released Glass last Spring, the device immediately rocked the tech world. The wearable computer that puts a small screen in users' field of vision to display directions, messages or video calls was quickly spotted at tech conferences, on TV pundits' faces and, eventually, on the streets of tech-centric cities like San Francisco and New York.

FCC to Propose Increase in E-Rate Fees to Enhance School Internet — Should Americans be asked to pay a little more in phone bill fees to help fund better Internet connections in public schools? That's what Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed Monday. If you have a landline or mobile phone, then you probably already pay a small fee every month into what's called the Universal Service Fund.
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Nov 22, 2014

Well I guess the islanders are good this year?

Nov 22, 2014

RT @bzcohen: I asked the MIT student who covered football for the school paper in 1978 what he's doing now.

Nov 22, 2014

Yoda buys all his eggs and milk at the local bodegobah.

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