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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

Should Zynga go private?

fortune.com — This spring, Mark Pincus returned to Zynga , the gaming company he founded in 2007, to attempt the near-impossible: a turnaround of a consumer tech company. Pincus, you might remember, was ousted in 2013 after the company's share price cratered from over $14 a share to under $3.
Jul 31, 2015

First byline with the awesome @eringriffith: The case for taking Zynga private fortune.com/2015/07/31/zyn…

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Facebook earnings: Is Instagram making money?

fortune.com — You know a company is doing just fine when the first analyst question in an earnings call amounts to, "Why aren't you spending more money?" (Facebook CFO Dave Wehner kindly explained that he's spending money as fast as he can thankyouverymuch, and will continue to do so through 2015, which is "an investment year" for the company.)

Men are flocking to Pinterest

fortune.com — Pinterest is quickly shaking the image that it's just for women. A new survey, published this week, provides further proof that men are "pinning." Men now make up 18% of Pinterest's users, which is a 5% jump over last year, according poll commissioned by Ahalogy, a Pinterest marketing company.

Yahoo launches Livetext video messaging app

fortune.com — Silence is a big theme online these days. Facebook's autoplay videos have the sound off by default. Ringtones are basically the scourge of society. And today, Yahoo has launched a video messaging app that has no sound whatsoever. Called LiveText, the messaging app aims to blend text messaging with video chat.

Twitter earnings: Beware the turnaround

fortune.com — Jack Dorsey appeared at ease during his first earnings call as Twitter's interim CEO. We know this because the company broadcast a live video of the conference call via Periscope, Twitter's livestreaming app. Donning a hoodie and beard, Dorsey articulated a clear vision of what he believes Twitter can be.
Jul 28, 2015

Twitter earnings report summons the dreaded T-word: “turnaround” fortune.com/2015/07/28/twi… by @eringriffith

Jul 28, 2015

by me: Twitter earnings report summons the dreaded T-word: “turnaround” via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1ON9Mhc

Jul 29, 2015

i have no such opinion, but here's why twitter's stock is diving this morning fortune.com/2015/07/28/twi…

Jul 29, 2015

twitter acknowledged it's in a turnaround and it'll take a long time fortune.com/2015/07/28/twi…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @eringriffith: twitter acknowledged it's in a turnaround and it'll take a long time fortune.com/2015/07/28/twi…

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ZenPayroll expands, hires 1,000 in Denver, Colorado

fortune.com — There's a reason so many U.S. cities are eager to become the next Silicon Valley. That's where the innovation is. It leads to job creation, which leads to wealth creation, which leads to a healthy economy. In order to attract innovators, many cities are competing to become the place that hot Bay area startups open their second offices.
Jul 28, 2015

Colorado is giving a San Francisco startup $19 million to hire 1,000 people via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1KvPJ5p @zenpayroll

Startup funding is only getting crazier

fortune.com — When we put a unicorn on the cover of Fortune in January, I thought it'd be the beginning of the end. (Plenty of comparisons were drawn to the 2007 cover story crowning Blackstone's Steve Schwarzman "The New King of Wall Street" just before the credit crunch set in, with the financial crisis following shortly thereafter.)

LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman defends the site's "confusing" design

fortune.com — As the co-founder of LinkedIn, a successful venture investor, and an author, Reid Hoffman commands a lot of respect in Silicon Valley. Young startup founders don't often take him to task. Except last week, when when Jourdan Urbach, the CTO of social video platform Ocho, confronted him on stage at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen.
Jul 23, 2015

Tense moment at #fortunetech when someone asks Reid Hoffman why LinkedIn has the worst UI on the Internet fortune.com/2015/07/23/lin…

Jul 23, 2015

A startup founder confronts Reid Hoffman on LinkedIn's confusing design via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1JhS6Kj

Jul 23, 2015

A startup founder confronts Reid Hoffman on LinkedIn's confusing design via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1JhS6Kj

Jul 23, 2015

RT @adamlashinsky: A startup founder confronts Reid Hoffman on LinkedIn's confusing design via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1JhS6Kj

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Mobile advertising's big challenge

fortune.com — We're in the middle of earnings season for the big tech companies, and I'm paying attention to mobile advertising revenue. Facebook is leading the pack, thanks in large part to app-install ads from gaming companies. Twitter will say it's been mobile-first all along.
Jul 22, 2015

best feedback on this story: fortune.com/2015/07/22/mob… "There's a reason why there's no line on the balance sheet for eyeballs."

Why activist investors are targeting the tech industry

fortune.com — Activist investors have historically avoided technology. It's a growth industry that usually has high valuations. Plus, the technology business is complex and fast-moving - leaders need a vision of the future, not financial engineering and cost-cutting expertise. But as the mature, consolidated industry ages, activists are increasingly drawn to tech giants.
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Aug 03, 2015

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Aug 03, 2015

either way a Facebook video backlash is brewing among YouTube creators medium.com/@hankgreen/the…

Aug 03, 2015

Facebook's algorithm favoring native videos over links is hardly cheating. but freebooting is a big problem for FB: medium.com/@hankgreen/the…

Jul 31, 2015

Yahoo has been quiet on the deal front for a bit. Today buys Polyvore: marketwatch.com/story/yahoo-to…

Jul 31, 2015

relieved to know that john snow, former U.S. treasury secretary, is alive and well en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_W._S… cc @stephengandel

Jul 31, 2015

RT @roseveleth: I wrote about why it's a bad thing that pretty much all the big name futurists are white dudes: theatln.tc/1gtndHJ



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