Silicon Valley Correspondent for @IBTimes. Previously w/@LATimes. Former @NYTimes AZ intern. @DowntownDevil cofounder. All I see is an ugly dress tbh

China Cites Security In Crackdown On Western Tech: Is it Protectionism or Prudence?

ibtimes.com — U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman slammed new cybersecurity regulations by China that threaten to cut American technology companies out of the country's $20 billion banking market, calling the measures "protectionism." But some observers say Beijing has good reason to institute the rules, as well as other tough new security measures it's mulling, in the wake of the National Security Agency spying revelations made by Edward Snowden in 2013.

YouTube Toys With A TV-Like Feature In Pursuit Of Growth, Ad Dollars

ibtimes.com — YouTube, the pioneer of online video, may have to become more like the medium it hopes to one day replace if it wants to attract a broader audience. That's why Google's video unit has been experimenting with a feature called "What's Next," which offers users videos in a continuous, linear fashion -- just like TV.

Immigration Reform: US To Give Work Permits To Spouses Of Foreign Tech Workers

ibtimes.com — The spouses of foreign tech workers will soon be able to apply for work permits of their own, the U.S. government said on Tuesday. The move is intended to make it easier for families stuck in the long process of attaining a green card to transition into living and working in the U.S.

Yahoo Looks To Break Google’s Mobile Monopoly With Search-Friendly Apps

ibtimes.com — Yahoo wants to replace Google as the most-used search engine in the mobile market, and in doing so could solve a problem that often vexes smartphone users - having to exit an app to perform search queries.

YouTube Targets Children With New YouTube Kids App For Android

ibtimes.com — YouTube is looking to broaden its audience by introducing a new version of its service designed just for kids. YouTube Kids, as the Android app is called, will feature only age-appropriate videos as well as a simplified design that even toddlers can use.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer To Mobile Developers: We Want You, We Need You, We Love You

ibtimes.com — SAN FRANCISCO -- As its Web business continues to decline, Yahoo on Thursday opened itself to partnering with independent app developers as part of a push to turn itself into a mobile-first company. The Sunnyvale, California-based Internet giant announced a new mobile developer suite that will allow third-party app makers to easily integrate Yahoo's tools and services into their own products.

NSA ‘Equation’ Fallout: Experts Say Damage To US Tech Firms Could Top $180B

ibtimes.com — Revelations that the National Security Agency implanted spyware into hard drives sold by top American tech manufacturers stand to further damage the international sales of those vendors and further degrade the U.S. government's diplomatic relations with countries, many already stinging from previous NSA spying programs, abroad.

San Francisco Cab Company Rebrands Under 'FlywheelTaxi' To Keep Pace With Uber, Lyft

ibtimes.com — SAN FRANCISCO -- DeSoto Cab has been roaming the streets of San Francisco under its brand since 1933, but on Wednesday, the taxi company is adopting the name of an e-hailing mobile app and reintroducing itself as "FlywheelTaxi" to better compete against Uber and Lyft.

Amazon ‘Committed’ To Prime Air Drone Delivery, Will Contest FAA Restrictions

ibtimes.com — If Amazon and Google want to get their airborne delivery services off the ground in the United States they will have to sway the Federal Aviation Administration to loosen proposed rules for commercial drone usage introduced Sunday.

Google Helpouts To Shut Down April 20 As Interest Wanes

ibtimes.com — Google has announced that it will be shutting down Helpouts, a one-year old service that allows users to share their expertise with others through live video chats. The service will close to the public on April 20. "The Helpouts community includes some engaged and loyal contributors, but unfortunately, it hasn't grown at the pace we had expected," Google said in a online post.
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Feb 28, 2015

I'm slowly becoming @IBTimes' China tech correspondent: China Cites Security In Crackdown On Western Tech ibtimes.com/china-cites-se…

Feb 28, 2015

"San Francisco has always been a very romantic city," tonight's Lyft driver

Feb 27, 2015

Reasons I'm not a VC 1. I would throw money at any startups that bumped Kanye at their parties 2. I don't have money to throw

Feb 27, 2015

It's really irrational, but I get pretty offended when someone sends me a meme I've already seen. Like, are you saying my meme game weak?

Feb 27, 2015

Great sign for the virtual reality industry: Apple Sets Sights On VR Headsets ibtimes.com/apple-inc-sets… by @LukeyDukey

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