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Brooklyn, NY
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  social responsibility, entrepreneurship, startups, venture capital, business strategy, management, marketing, social media, technology
Doesn't Cover: business books, business tips, mompreneurs, tech reviews

Writer. Previously @Inc. I like to tweet interesting links on business, music, sports and TV/film. Opinions and witticisms all mine.

April Joyner's Biography

April Joyner is a journalist who writes about business, technology, and culture. Previously, she was a senior reporter at Inc. magazine. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

April is a 2007 graduate of Yale University, where she majored in English, and the Columbia Publishing Course. Prior to working at Inc., she blogged and wrote features for FastCompany.com.

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Big Data: Coming Soon to Your Bra?

We Can’t Find Customers to Interview. Now What?

how.co — Cindy Alvarez | Photo: Cindy Alvarez In our "Now What?" series, startups ask real-life questions, and we find experienced entrepreneurs to offer deep, relevant advice. If you have a startup challenge, and you'd like insight from an experienced entrepreneur, let us know in this short form.

We Can’t Find Customers to Interview. Now What?

how.co — Cindy Alvarez | Photo: Cindy Alvarez In our "Now What?" series, startups ask real-life questions, and we find experienced entrepreneurs to offer deep, relevant advice. If you have a startup challenge, and you'd like insight from an experienced entrepreneur, let us know in this short form.

Big data: coming soon to your bra?

usatoday.com — There's no way around it. Tech doesn't really get fashion. Neither hoodies nor glassholes are runway-worthy. But just like every other industry, fashion brands are racing to use the hot new thing in big biz: big data.

Where Big Data + Fashion Meet

ozy.com — fashion gets geeky There's no way around it. Tech doesn't really get fashion. Neither hoodies nor glassholes are runway-worthy. But just like every other industry, fashion brands are racing to use the hot new thing in big biz: big data.

Third-world ideas that are changing first-world lives

usatoday.com — For Beth Kolko, it's not just cool when innovation comes from Azerbaijan or Uganda. It's a must. The English major turned engineering professor who now runs a medical device company called Shift Labs has been studying up for more than two decades, researching the use of technology in not-so-silicon-drenched places.

Beth Kolko's Med-Tech Innovations

ozy.com — Beth Kolko For Beth Kolko, it's not just cool when innovation comes from Azerbaijan or Uganda. It's a must. The English major turned engineering professor who now runs a medical device company called Shift Labs has been studying up for more than two decades, researching the use of technology in not-so-silicon-drenched places.

The Bitcoin Revolution Hits Africa

ozy.com — Change for Africa's Pockets It's OK to admit that you still don't know what bitcoin is - but you may now officially be behind the curve. Because all of Africa could soon be getting onboard. The virtual currency - straight up: computer money - created by an anonymous hacker in 2009 has captured hard-core geeks' hearts.

Aereo and the Future of Affordable TV : The New Yorker

tumblr.com — Here are my quick thoughts on Aereo and this post at the New Yorker: 1) Regardless of the outcome of this case, I think Aereo may have a limited lifespan. NBC et al. have threatened to pull their programming from over the air and become, essentially, cable networks.

Rob Principe: Scratch Master With a Mission

ozy.com — Hip-Hop Heads When Rob Principe was a kid, he met Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay on a flight to San Diego. Little did Principe know that they'd one day start a company together. That company, Scratch Music Group, has started to capture a good share of the fast-growing market for DJs by training aspiring stars - the next Aviciis - and helping them land gigs.
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Nov 25, 2014

Good piece on how and why pharma companies are developing Ebola vaccines: nyr.kr/1xBzlXQ via @vauhinivara @newyorker

Nov 25, 2014

Good read @washingtonpost on why it's hard to indict police for excessive force & what can be done instead wapo.st/1Fo43Kf

Nov 24, 2014

RT @johnica: This. RT @AdamSerwer Tension here is Obama cannot meaningfully critique a system he temporarily rests at the top of.

Nov 24, 2014

RT @sarahkliff: Reminder: tear gas, which has been used in Ferguson before, is banned in international warfare. bit.ly/1v7rzGS

Nov 24, 2014

@misssmith11 @Raina_d I hear you. #FergusonDecision was bad enough without foolish commentary. Was grasping for some way to cope

Nov 24, 2014

RT @NateSilver538: Extremely rare for a grand jury to fail to return an indictment. Only about 0.01% of the time in federal cases (1/2). 53eig.ht/1FlTLs4

Nov 24, 2014

@Raina_d @misssmith11 was trying to say something witty but I just don't have the bandwidth to deal with this foolishness. Ugh

Nov 24, 2014

RT @nxthompson: Good @JeffreyToobin: A) the social media rant was ridiculous B) The argument was hard to follow C) new witnesses are key.



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