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Senior Writer — Inc.

Senior writer @Inc. Previous: New York Times, The Washington Post, The Believer, Village Voice. My guy is @chafkin.

It's Settled: Old-Media Giant Buys Business Insider — The May-December romance between German publishing giant Axel Springer and Business Insider has been made official. The latest marriage of old and new media firms values the Web publisher at $442 million. New details of the deal, which has been anticipated for a week, include that Springer will end up paying $343 million.
Sep 29, 2015

Axel Springer buys Henry Blodget's websites for $343 million in a landmark deal for digital media:… @lagorio

What You Need to Know About Facebook's AI — Behind the scenes, Facebook is quietly--but aggressively--going after a curious list of moonshot projects: delivering Internet to the developing world via drones; entertaining people with an alternate universe via virtual reality. And then there's the artificial intelligence. If you've clicked on a "See Translation" button on Facebook, or have seen it suggest friends for you to tag, you've already interacted with Facebook's AI.

5 of the Coolest Startup Conference Rooms — If your conference room involves, well, a table and chairs--no matter how well proportioned or smartly decorated--it's so last century. Stadium seating is how it's done these days.

4chan Founder: Why I Sold — He has been called the Zuckerberg of the online underground. He has been called "the most influential web entrepreneur you've never heard of." He has been called, simply, the world's most influential person. Earlier this year, Chris Poole announced he was walking away from the thing he created that endowed him with all these titles: 4chan, the free-wheeling online community with a scurrilous reputation.

5 Cool Offices Bringing the Great Outdoors Inside — These runners-up to the World's Coolest Offices have brought the best of nature indoors. Check out lavish company headquarters that feature lush plants, a picnic zone, and even a treehouse.

Quirky Files for Bankruptcy Protection — It's been a terrible year for the company once hailed as New York City's premier invention lab. First came the realization that without more funding, the company would need to downsize. Then there were the layoffs. By midsummer, founder and CEO Ben Kaufman stepped aside.

The Next Hot Thing in Cool Office Design — Today's office is a heck of a lot more than a bullpen full of desks where workers shuffle papers for eight hours a day. It is supposed to be so inspiring in its beauty that it literally spurs creativity. It should be striking enough to impress clients and work as a recruiting tool, but not so flashy that it irks investors.

World's Coolest Offices 2015 — Within these offices are inventive technicolor conference rooms, spacious rooftop gardens, cozy nap nooks, and an indoor fire pit. But we didn't select these offices as the best in the world simply for their sweet amenities or hip aesthetics.
Sep 16, 2015

THE most incredible offices in the world: It's @Inc World's Coolest Offices, 2015…

Sep 16, 2015

RT @Inc: The 2015 edition of World's Coolest Offices is finally here! Which office is your favorite?

Sep 16, 2015

check out @Inc's 2015 World's Coolest Offices! they're pretty stellar...…

What Happened to Quirky? — Last month Ben Kaufman, who's 28, stopped running the company he'd been building since age 22. Quirky, the platform where people voted on which inventions would be funded and crowdsourced, burned though tens of millions of dollars in venture capital funding ($185 million, to be exact), and has had no luck convincing investors to give it a re-up.

Meet the Guy Who Wants To Mail You a Box of Meat Every Month

Sep 09, 2015

RT @Inc: Meet the guy who wants to mail you a box of meat every month @lagorio

Sep 09, 2015

RT @Inc: Meet the guy who wants to mail you a box of meat every month @lagorio

Sep 09, 2015

.@lagorio's piece about a guy starting a meat subscription service is a super-fun story w super-fun writing:…

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Oct 12, 2015

Of course. But a little tear. "The Voice's newsroom of about 10 is a shell of its former self..."…

Oct 12, 2015

Here's a little portrait of a female founder doing really cool things in finance & tech @Inc…

Oct 07, 2015

@jefflemberg @RyanHathaway617 Yes will be v interesting to watch how it goes! What do you think of the way they're doing sponsored content?

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