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Tech Writer, Fortune.com — Fortune
Covers:  business strategy, tech ipos, venture capital, apps, e-commerce companies, startups, new york city tech, adtech, social media, funding rounds, fundraising, investing trends, the occasional fun randomness, startup trends
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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Not professionally...

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

Recently the #muslimrage backlash was fairly hilarious

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Android (yes Android) phone, Macbook air, Google Docs, Skype, Wordpress

Hulu Plus loses the ads

fortune.com — Video streaming service Hulu has added a new option for subscribers who don't like ads: For an additional $4 per month, customers of Hulu Plus, its premium streaming service, can watch video content on the service without ads. The ad-free service costs $11.99 per month.
Sep 02, 2015

Ads or subscriptions: Hulu has tried to have it both ways, but consumers want one or the other. fortune.com/2015/09/02/hul…

Sep 02, 2015

RT @eringriffith: Ads or subscriptions: Hulu has tried to have it both ways, but consumers want one or the other. fortune.com/2015/09/02/hul…

The music industry is evolving. Does Pandora need to change its tune?

fortune.com — To honor the tenth anniversary of its launch, Pandora has made its online radio service ad-free for one day in a promotion called "Listener Love Day." The company expects to earn $310 million in revenue this quarter, or $4.3 million per day. That's a hefty sum of cash to give up for a birthday party.

Kitchensurfing's independent contractor chefs are now employees

fortune.com — Kitchensurfing launched in 2013 as a platform for hiring private chefs for dinner parties. Customers could choose their chef from a list of in-depth profiles, each one listing the chef's own menu and personal connection to the food. That, it seemed, had limited appeal, so the company shifted from a chef-driven platform to one that aims to solve a problem.

Google Here: Google's secret plan to put ads inside Google Maps

fortune.com — Google was set to launch a new product that added context to one of its most successful apps, Google Maps. But earlier this year, it was shut down by Alphabet CEO Larry Page, according to people familiar with the project. The product was called Google Here, according to a document obtained by Fortune that describes the project's specifications.
Aug 31, 2015

Google's secret plan to put ads inside Google Maps is dead via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1VeeLec

Aug 31, 2015

RT @FortuneMagazine: Google shut down a secret Google Maps project called ‘Google Here’ for.tn/1fR14BZ

Aug 31, 2015

RT @gigabarb: Google's secret plan to put ads inside Google Maps is dead via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1VeeLec

Aug 31, 2015

Scoop by me: Google killed a secret plan to put ads in Google Maps called "Google Here" via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1VeeLec

Aug 31, 2015

RT @eringriffith: Scoop by me: Google killed a secret plan to put ads in Google Maps called "Google Here" via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1VeeLec

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Johnson & Johnson and PCH help medical hardware startups

fortune.com — Johnson & Johnson has partnered with PCH, a San Francisco hardware specialist, to help startups create innovative health care devices. The deal pairs two subsidiaries of the companies, Johnson & Johnson Innovation and PCH Access, both of which aim to help startups navigate their respective industries, health care and hardware manufacturing.

Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest users ignore the ads

fortune.com — In recent months, it feels like the advertising world's worst fears have erupted into a full blown panic. Use of ad blockers is running rampant (last week, Howard Stern introduced ad blockers to a whole new mainstream audience). Click fraud is even more rampant. Fears of cord cutting have finally begun to affect media stocks.
Aug 27, 2015

RT @mdeziel: Instagram posts from brands created interactions with 4.2% of a brand’s followers in 2014. This year, just 2.2% fortune.com/2015/08/25/soc…

Aug 30, 2015

RT @giselewaymes: So brands are doing more work & getting less attention for it Excellent read. fortune.com/2015/08/25/soc…. https://t.co/s9Vdpt…

When unicorn companies want more than cash

fortune.com — In recent years, even some of the most scorchingly hot startups have grown hesitant to brave the transition to public markets. They've been staying in the nest well past infancy, achieving a sort of sheltered adolescence, ­trading the traditional IPO for multiple helpings of private capital.

PCH CEO Liam Casey is the China fixer

fortune.com — His name isn't well-known in elite business circles, but in the tech hardware scene, Liam Casey is "the guy." He's the one you call for a factory connection, the guy you hire for your packaging design, and the one you ask about FedEx negotiations. All you have to do is find him.
Aug 24, 2015

wanted to write this profile for a long time: Meet the tech industry’s China fixer fortune.com/2015/08/24/pch…

Aug 24, 2015

RT @eringriffith: wanted to write this profile for a long time: Meet the tech industry’s China fixer fortune.com/2015/08/24/pch…

Aug 24, 2015

RT @eringriffith: wanted to write this profile for a long time: Meet the tech industry’s China fixer fortune.com/2015/08/24/pch…

Aug 24, 2015

RT @eringriffith: wanted to write this profile for a long time: Meet the tech industry’s China fixer fortune.com/2015/08/24/pch…

Aug 24, 2015

"Factories in China simply manufacture and ship items directly to consumers after they’re ordered." fortune.com/2015/08/24/pch…

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ZocDoc valuation hits $1.8 billion

fortune.com — Over a year ago, ZocDoc filed paperwork to raise a large new round of funding which granted the doctor's appointment services company at more than $1 billion, as first reported by Fortune. Finally, the company has closed the round.

Facebook is No. 10 on Fortune's Fastest Growing Companies List

fortune.com — Facebook has joined Fortune's list of the Fastest Growing companies at No. 10. It's the first year the social network is eligible, since it has only been publicly traded for three years. In that time, Facebook's revenue grew by 51%. For that, the company can thank an astonishing transition to mobile advertising.
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Sep 02, 2015

@FenwickWest ah nice, thanks. angel investors not so much tho right?

Sep 02, 2015

@jowens510 my guess is if retail investors are buying stocks they’re going F500 - goog, aapl, fb

Sep 02, 2015

@jowens510 i just want to know who is taking on bet-the-farm risk (if anyone)

Sep 02, 2015

@markcwebster yeah i’ve heard that one a lot. zenefits is more SMB tho. slack appears to have broken out. but point taken

Sep 02, 2015

@MichaelCarusi the day of twitter’s IPO my deli guy did not share my enthusiasm.

Sep 02, 2015

@jowens510 ha, thanks. i have been thinking about that VF story all day. it’s great but i (obviously) have quibbles!


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