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I'm a tech writer at Fortune. | My newsletter is Erin Griffith's Tribute to the Heroes of Business: tinyletter.com/eringriffith

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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

What the Internet Thinks Twitter Should Do

fortune.com — The great blessing and curse of Twitter is that the people using the social media service care deeply about the company (the blessing) and they have a lot of opinions about it (the curse). When Twitter dominates the news cycle, as it has been with the recent string of personnel changes, there is no stopping the armchair quarterbacking.
Feb 11, 2016

All the takes too hot for Twitter 🔥for.tn/1PPmZZt

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Jack Dorsey's Vision for Twitter

fortune.com — Perhaps the most persistent narrative about Twitter over the years since going public is that it has lacked a vision. The Wall Street Journal outlined former CEO Dick Costolo's struggle with defining the service to the world in 2014. Last year Evan Williams, Twitter co-founder and board member, said the company needed a CEO with "a defining vision" for the company.
Feb 10, 2016

RT @FortuneMagazine: Jack Dorsey’s Vision for Twitter Becomes Clear for.tn/1RrwKOu

Feb 10, 2016

RT @FortuneMagazine: Jack Dorsey’s Vision for Twitter Becomes Clear for.tn/1RrwKOu

Feb 10, 2016

“Twitter is live. Live commentary, live conversations, and live connections.” — @jack Not bad. I can live with that. fortune.com/2016/02/10/jac…

Feb 11, 2016

#TwitterIsLive @jack Jack Dorsey’s vision for Twitter becomes clear ti.me/1T9QZQX vía @Techland @qtf FernandaF (México)

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How did Zenefits, a $4.5 Billion Silicon Valley Darling, Stumble?

fortune.com — Last night Zenefits, the corporate benefits software company, announced that its CEO and founder Parker Conrad had stepped down. Chief operating officer David Sacks became CEO. In an email to employees provided to media, Sacks wrote, "The fact is that many of our internal processes, controls, and actions around compliance have been inadequate, and some decisions have just been plain wrong.
Feb 09, 2016

How did Zenefits, a $4.5 billion Silicon Valley darling, stumble? for.tn/1Ka8uPB

Feb 09, 2016

aka, How did $4.5bn Silicon Valley darling Zenefits stumble? for.tn/1Ka8uPB

Feb 09, 2016

This is good: How did Zenefits, a $4.5 billion Silicon Valley darling, stumble? via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1Ka8uPB

Feb 09, 2016

Silicon Valley might worship the altar of disruption, as @eringriffith writes, but regulation is regulation for.tn/1Q7pkkz

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Startups IPOs Look Even Worse This Week

fortune.com — Yesterday Fred Wilson had some harsh words for Uber CEO Travis Kalnick. By not taking Uber public, Uber is wimping out, Wilson said. " Take the goddamn company public." Looking at the performance of tech stocks amid earnings season, and it's easy to see why Kalanick isn't in a hurry.
Feb 05, 2016

Private Startups “Crush It.” Public Companies Get Crushed for.tn/1SxBtzS

Feb 05, 2016

Startups "Crushing It"; Public Cos Getting Crushed - @eringriffith squares the circle $LNKD fortune.com/2016/02/05/sta…

Feb 05, 2016

While private startups “crush It,” public companies get crushed via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1SxBtzS

It's Way Too Late for Mayer to 'Simplify' Yahoo

Marissa Mayer's Plan to Simplify May Be Too Late

fortune.com — On Tuesday night, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spent an hour and fifteen minutes explaining her shiny new plan to simplify Yahoo . She painted a hopeful picture of a business in transition that is just getting its footing.
Feb 02, 2016

Mayer Pitches a “Simplified” Yahoo, But Everyone Knows It’s a Complicated Mess for.tn/1SrB5mk

Feb 03, 2016

mayer is selling a story of "simplified yahoo" but shit is v complicated fortune.com/2016/02/02/may…

Why e-commerce fads competing with Amazon eventually fade

latimes.com — It's hard to name a category of start-ups that has struggled to produce big, billion-dollar exits more than e-commerce. Competing with Amazon isn't easy, it turns out, and aspiring Davids have turned to ever more novel strategies to differentiate themselves from Goliath. The problem? Like anything...
Feb 02, 2016

Why e-commerce fads competing with Amazon eventually fade - by @eringriffith in @LATimes lat.ms/1QEGvGQ

Alphabet Earnings: Innovation Isn't Cheap

fortune.com — Public company earnings calls have a language of their own. Companies create their own metrics and their own accounting systems. Analysts and journalists have to learn countless silly names for various products and offerings. Executives answer questions in long, indirect, jargon-laced circles, talking around the answer without actually delivering said answer.

Tapad Sells to Telenor Group For $360 Million

fortune.com — Tapad, a New York City-based advertising technology startup, has sold for $360 million to Telenor Group, a Nordic telecommunications company. Founded in 2010 by Are Traasdahl, Tapad had raised $34 million in venture funding. The company's software helps advertisers to identify audiences across various platforms, from television to desktop computers to mobile phones.

Here’s the Problem With Trendy E-Commerce Businesses

fortune.com — It's hard to name a category of startups that has struggled to produce big, billion-dollar exits more than e-commerce. Competing with Amazon isn't easy, it turns out, and aspiring Davids have turned to ever more novel strategies to differentiate themselves from Goliath. The problem?
Feb 01, 2016

Here’s the problem with trendy e-commerce businesses via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1PBOCAF

Feb 01, 2016

As long as there's an Amazon, the rest of e-commerce will be relegated to fads -- @eringriffith for @FortuneMagazine fortune.com/2016/02/01/ama…

Feb 01, 2016

"As long as there’s an Amazon, there will be e-commerce fads." -@eringriffith fortune.com/2016/02/01/ama…

Feb 01, 2016

RT @JasonPRoss: Solid points @eringriffith. Retail has been crushed by deal fatigue, and no barriers to entry for dumb money. for.tn/1P17yfd

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Feb 12, 2016

Most stories about “millennials” focus on middle-class, educated twentysomethings fusion.net/story/266481/t… via @thisisfusion

Feb 12, 2016

@nathanjurgenson right. hadn’t seen your prior tweets in that stream for full context

Feb 12, 2016

@nathanjurgenson which means everything demands a faster response, things are accomplished faster and we’re expected to be more productive

Feb 12, 2016

@nathanjurgenson but those demands are exacerbated by digital media no?

Feb 12, 2016

RT @charlesashie: The Internet has lots of opinions about Twitter via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1PmAtKB @eringriffith perfection in an article

Feb 12, 2016

@PXLated @rstephens there is screw the status quo and there is breaking the law


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