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Harrison Weber's Biography

Harrison Weber is a writer and designer based in New York. Formerly an Editor for The Next Web, Harrison joined WeWork as Editorial Director to launch FullStart.

I've been published in FullStart, The Next Web, Huffington Post & more.

I've been written about in Forbes, Business Insider and Venture Beat.

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After nearly 10 years, Adobe abandons its Creative Suite entirely to focus on Creative Cloud

After nearly 10 years, Adobe abandons its Creative Suite entirely to focus on Creative Cloud

LivingSocial closes its New York office space and terminates its local events division

LivingSocial closes its New York office space and terminates its local events division

BMW-backed valet startup, Zirx, kills off consumer business to focus on enterprise

venturebeat.com — Zirx, perhaps the second-most hyped startup in the we'll park your car nook of the tech industry - see: Luxe - announced today that it plans to shut down its consumer business at the end of the month. The company, however, isn't going away completely.

Apple or Alphabet unseats Alphabet or Apple as most valuable company on Earth

venturebeat.com — Apple or Alphabet is now the most valuable company on the planet, surpassing Alphabet or Apple by market cap during regular or after-hours trading today. Plenty of factors led to this moment, as Apple or Alphabet only narrowly surpassed Alphabet or Apple by market cap in the first place, following news of better-than-expected revenues or record-breaking profits.
Feb 03, 2016

RT @VentureBeat: Apple or Alphabet unseats Alphabet or Apple as most valuable company on Earth wp.me/p5hvhT-7Qvk pic.twitter.com/i5FZNpbD8U

YouTube Red teases first 4 original shows, debuting February 10

venturebeat.com — YouTube, eager to capture cord cutters with original content since 2011, is about debut four shows exclusive to the company's Red subscription service and Google Play. We've known this was coming since at least October and now, one week until release, YouTube has posted the final trailers for the shows to drum up hype.

Fitbit's first foray into fashion: $130 Alta wearable launches next month

venturebeat.com — Fitbit unveiled its first try at a fashionable wearable today: the Alta, a $130 fitness band that's set to launch in March. The company fittingly debuted the device in Soho, at press event inside the Trump Soho hotel, advertising it as "Fitbit's most fashionable tracker yet," and offering to help visitors create their own "athleisure look."

Uber unveils new brand identity and catchphrase: 'We leave no bit or atom unturned'

venturebeat.com — Today Uber unveiled a new brand identity, replacing its stodgy-looking "U" logo, aging gradients, and overall uptight feel with a new design that still feels pretty straight-laced. Let's take a look. Uber's new logo drops the strange, curved serif in favor of simplicity. Lots of tech companies are ditching their serifs, including Google.

Poncho the weathercat gets its own app

venturebeat.com — Betaworks, the New York startup incubator behind Gif search engine Giphy and the relaunch of Digg, debuted a quirky, text message-only weather service called Poncho back in 2013. Nearly three years later, the service has generated a following across the U.S. based on simplicity and witty weather commentary alone.

Alphabet earnings reveal strong $21.33B in revenue, 99% from core Google business

venturebeat.com — Today marks Google's first earnings reporting as Alphabet ( GOOG), revealing $21.33 billion in revenue and $8.67 earnings per share for the fourth 2015 quarter. Google, now a subsidiary of Alphabet, drove about 99% percent of the company's total revenue, or $21.178 billion.

Alphabet passes Apple as the most valuable company on Earth

venturebeat.com — Google's parent company, Alphabet (GOOGL), is now the most valuable company in the known universe, with a market cap of about $570 billion in after-hours trading after a successful Q4 FY2015 earnings report. This appears to be the first time Google's value has exceeded Apple's since 2009.

How virtual reality feels

venturebeat.com — We tossed around toys like kids. We played tetherball; I instantly sank back in time to elementary school, the last time I knocked a ball, tied to a string, around a rusty steel pole. I didn't feel it - the ball - resting in my holographic hand.

Amazon tanks 13% despite record $482M profit - more than it made in the previous 17 quarters combined

venturebeat.com — Amazon made more money last quarter -- $482 million in profit for the fiscal Q4 2015 -- than it did during every previous quarter combined since Q3 2011. That $482 million figure exceeds Amazon's previous quarterly record, when, in Q4 2010, it earned $416 million in profit.
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Feb 05, 2016

RT @CuteEmergency: he needs those parts for his space ship hes going to otter space pic.twitter.com/DZQ5AJQMwJ

Feb 05, 2016

I miss the doge meme, and flappy bird.

Feb 05, 2016

@MartinBeck points to the same conclusion as your story. Just terrified to see it still happening with Flint

Feb 05, 2016

@MartinBeck lead paint, and was treated for it, and only know it happened, not aware of any repercussions, but everything I read always

Feb 05, 2016

@MartinBeck So I got lead poisoning as a kid -- a baby, really

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