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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.

How Bobby Flay Built a Sizzling Restaurant Empire

inc.com — Before Bobby Flay was a Food Network star, he was the enterprising chef behind New York City's esteemed Mesa Grill. Since then, his company, Bold Food, has launched 27 restaurants, including Bolo, Bar Americain, and several Bobby's Burger Palace locations, which together employ close to 1,500 people.

The Internet of Things is Coming for Your Baby

thefiscaltimes.com — The internet of things is expected to be in 50 billion everyday objects within five years. Including, possibly, your baby's onesie. Before her baby was born, Nicole, now a 30-year-old Bay Area mom, opened an email from a friend containing a screenshot of a newfangled baby monitor that straps onto an infant while she is sleeping and sends a continuous stream of data to its parents, including the baby's breathing rate.

Behold: The Quantified Baby

inc.com — The internet of things is expected to be in 50 billion everyday objects within five years. Including, possibly, your baby's onesie. Before her baby was born, Nicole, now a 30-year-old Bay Area mom, opened an email from a friend containing a screenshot of a newfangled baby monitor that straps onto an infant while she is sleeping and sends a continuous stream of data to its parents, including the baby's breathing rate.

Aereo Final Auction Leaves Company 'Disappointed'

inc.com — The U.S. Supreme Court put the nails in Aereo's coffin last year. Today it became clear that any dreams the once-highly touted startup--and its investors--still nursed of making much profit off of its technology or intellectual property, are dead as well.

Livefyre's Thoroughly Modern Series D

inc.com — Livefyre's latest deal just got a lot hotter. After rounding up $15 million in fresh investment from venture-capital firms, it added $32 million in outside funding from a mix of investors and a pair of strategic partners, two seriously heavy hitters who could help determine the future of the business.

Hot Seats: The Cutthroat New Ecosystem for Restaurant Reservations

inc.com — Valentine's Day isn't the most popular day for eating out in America. (That would be Mother's Day, trivia geeks.) But it's still a significant annual test for major players in the restaurant industry. One-quarter of Americans report dining out on February 14, and in big cities, that means all the prime-time tables at hip restaurants are booked.

The Regulatory Revolution That Just Won't Happen

inc.com — Regulators have never exactly been the friends of small business. In fact, the more highly regulated an industry, the more commonly it's considered inefficient. Added regulation means added bureaucracy, and added bureaucracy means inefficiency. Inefficiency hurts a business's bottom line.

What Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Is Still Getting Wrong About Harassment

inc.com — At last, Twitter is listening. Or it is now that "the rest of the world knows." An internal memo from Twitter's CEO of the past five years, Dick Costolo, was published by the Verge this week. As Slate noted, it "cleared up one of the abiding mysteries of the Internet: Do the people at Twitter know how serious their trolling problem really is?

The Future of Chilling Out, in a Can, Dude

inc.com — Editor's note: This article is part of Inc.'s 2015 Best Industries report. For Max Baumann of Santa Barbara, California, 2009 was the Year of Avid Googling. Which led to 2010's being the Year of Sipping Experimental Concoctions. "I was absolutely fascinated by researching on Google all of the herbs and amino acids and minerals that could calm you down," Baumann, 26, says.

Why It Will Be Nearly Impossible for Google to Take Down Uber

inc.com — News came fast and furious this week. First Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Google is attempting to build an auto-hailing business, based on its self-driving car project, putting it in direct competition with Uber. Then Uber announced it is creating a research facility in Pittsburgh to create its own self-driving cars.
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Apr 23, 2015

RT @Inc: We are thrilled to announce Inc.'s 30 Under 30 List for 2015! Huge congrats to all! bit.ly/1QgGU2R #Inc30u30 pic.twitter.com/QxcJ454MaC

Apr 06, 2015

Ellen Pao on not-sexist hiring "We aren’t going to reward people who are better negotiators with more compensation." blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/04…

Mar 19, 2015

"Several Mets said there were more beards in camp this year than in the recent past." nytimes.com/2015/03/19/spo… Cc @NYTOnIt

Mar 14, 2015

RT @kasperka: @lagorio after your tweet, I went and listened to all the episodes. Genius podcast!



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