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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. alex.fitzpatrick@time.com

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.

New App Lets Users Pre-Schedule Uber Requests

New App Lets Users Pre-Schedule Uber Requests
time.com — There are plenty of times when you know you're going to need a lift well in advance - when you're headed to the airport catch a flight, for instance. But popular ride-hailing app Uber doesn't allow users to schedule pickup requests ahead of time.

The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time

The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time
time.com — Think of the gear you can't live without: The smartphone you constantly check. The camera that goes with you on every vacation. The TV that serves as a portal to binge-watching and -gaming. Each owes its influence to one model that changed the course of technology for good.

Franky Zapata Sets World Record for Longest Hoverboard Trip

Franky Zapata Sets World Record for Longest Hoverboard Trip
time.com — There are "hoverboards" and then there are hoverboards. The Flyboard Air, created by jetski racer Franky Zapata, is definitively the latter. Over the weekend, Zapata used his invention to set a new world record for farthest hoverboard flight: 7,388 feet, per the Guinness Book. That's nearly 21 football fields.

Saudi Men Now Get Texts When Wives Leave the Country

Saudi Men Now Get Texts When Wives Leave the Country
mashable.com — 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 AWS Cloud Service Approaches $10 Billion
time.com — 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

Uber Reminds Riders That Tipping Drivers Is Optional
time.com — 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

TV Meteorologist Surprised By Windows Upgrade Reminder
time.com — 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 Stock Skyrockets On Earnings Beat: FB
time.com — 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

3 Reasons Why Apple's Stock Is Falling
time.com — 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.
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