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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. 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.

Tech - TIME

Leaked Sony Emails Reveal How Much Movie Studios Hate Google — It's no secret that some big movie and music companies hate Google, which they have long accused of making it easy for users to find pirated content online. But newly leaked emails reveal just how far movie studios are willing to go in their battle against online piracy, and, by extension, Google.

Oculus Virtual Reality Company Acquires Nimble VR and 13th Lab — Virtual reality headset company Oculus VR announced Dec. 11 two acquisitions that should help the company move towards a commercial launch: Nimble VR, which makes hand-tracking technology, and 13th Lab, a 3D modeling firm. In practical terms, Nimble VR could help add something to virtual reality (VR) that's been missing from most experiences so far: Your hands, which are surprisingly difficult to render realistically in VR.

The OnePlus One Android Smartphone Is Now On Sale Invite-Free — The Chinese-made OnePlus One is widely considered one of the best Android phones on the market - but it's also been incredibly difficult to purchase. If you wanted one, you needed an invite from somebody who already owned one. OnePlus has said that's because it wanted to "cut out the middlemen" and "let our fans do the talking."

These Are the Interior Department's Most Popular Instagrams of 2014 — From Yellowstone to Acadia, the United States is filled to the brim with stunning national parks. It only makes sense, then, that the U.S. Department of the Interior, tasked with overseeing the country's federal land and resources, has a pretty stunning Instagram page.

Facebook Just Took a Big Shot at Google's Search Business — Facebook is making a change this week that, if it works, may finally sound the death knell for Google Plus, the search giant's rival social network. One of Facebook's biggest weaknesses is that its internal search isn't very robust.

How To Break Twitter's 140 Character Limit — Twitter's 140-character limit for tweets is rooted in its origin as a text-based service: SMS messages have a 160-character limit, so tweets were limited to 140 characters, leaving 20 for users' handles. But it's been years since most of us used text messages as our primary means of tweeting.

Apple Hiring Fashion Experts Ahead of Apple Watch Launch — Apple is looking to hire retail employees with "a fashion or luxury background," according to internal documents.

Samsung's Gear VR Virtual Reality Headset Just Went On Sale — Samsung's virtual reality headset, the Gear VR Innovator Edition, popped up on the company's online store Monday for $199.99. The Gear VR is a mobile virtual reality unit - it uses a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as its screen, which isn't included in the headset's price.

Apple Releases Best Apps of 2014 List — Apple on Monday unveiled its Best of 2014 list, an annual roundup of what it says are the top apps of the year.
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Dec 18, 2014

Calgary Flames now powered by hydrogen cells RT @FortuneMagazine: The NHL wants to shrink its carbon footprint.

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