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Senior business reporter for @Mashable. Formerly with @SAI and @TheStreet. Tweet about tech/culture. All opinions are mine, even the stupid ones.Senior business reporter for @Mashable. Formerly with @SAI and @TheStreet. Tweet about tech/culture. All opini

Business reporter at Mashable covering startups, tech stocks and media.

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AOL co-founder on Mark Zuckerberg, the merger from hell and tech's future

mashable.com — Nearly a decade ago, AOL founder Steve Case was at a conference when a promising young entrepreneur "sheepishly" approached him to share how Case had unintentionally helped turn him into a coder. As Case recalled in a recent interview, the man approached him and said: "I just want you to know that I learned to program when I was 13-years-old by hacking into the AIM system."

Uber for failure: How on-demand startups crash and burn

mashable.com — The text message almost broke Debora McGlynn's heart. For nearly two years, McGlynn had relished the opportunity to take children to and from school as a part-time driver for Shuddle, a much-hyped startup that quickly raised $12 million with the promise of helping unburden busy parents.

Intel just cut 12,000 jobs

mashable.com — Intel says it will cut 12,000 jobs - about 11 percent of its workforce - as it reorganizes to confront a decline in sales of personal computers. The chipmaker said the cuts will include "voluntary and involuntary departures" from its operations around the world.

How Amazon became a serious competitor for Netflix

mashable.com — For five years, Amazon has danced around Netflix in the online video ring. Now it's going in for a knockout blow. Amazon launched a standalone video streaming service late Sunday, offering a growing collection of original and syndicated programming for $8.99. Amazon's decision to do away with that arrangement could not be better timed to troll Netflix.

Obama teaches NBA all-star Stephen Curry how to play basketball

mashable.com — President Obama took some time out of his packed schedule to help an aspiring young basketball player improve his shooting form, and even spruce up his resume in case his dream of being a professional athlete doesn't pan out. The young player, named Stephen Curry, also learned how to - wait, hold up.

Pope Francis brings back 12 Syrian refugees to Vatican after visit to Lesbos

mashable.com — Pope Francis has sent a clear message to the world: refugees are still welcome in Europe. Or at least they should be. The Pope set a bold example on Saturday by bringing 12 Syrian refugees back to the Vatican on his plane after a heartrending visit to an overcrowded camp on Lebos, the Greek island that has become the center of the growing refugee crisis.

Bernie Sanders meets with Pope Francis. For five minutes.

mashable.com — ROME (AP) - U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told The Associated Press that he met briefly with Pope Francis at the papal residence Saturday. Sanders said it was a "real honor" to call on "one of the extraordinary figures" in the world.

International crime rings are hacking into businesses to steal... nuts

mashable.com — FRESNO, Calif. - Some hackers target financial institutions and technology companies. Others go for the nuts. Almonds and cashews, to be precise. International crime rings targeting California's booming agriculture industry are increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts, prompting authorities and the firms falling victim to ramp up efforts to break the spree costing millions.

Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers just went on strike

mashable.com — NEW YORK - About 39,000 Verizon landline and cable workers on the East Coast walked off the job Wednesday morning after little progress in negotiations since their contract expired nearly eight months ago.

Facebook's big platform bets are starting to pay off

mashable.com — For many months, analysts and investors have wondered when Facebook would start to make money from some of its big secondary apps like Messenger and WhatsApp. On Tuesday, the company provided its clearest indication yet that it's finally ready to start trying. The first attempt: offering "sponsored messages" from businesses on Facebook Messenger.
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Apr 27, 2016

Hey Italy, still sad about Steve Jobs dying? Fix your iPhone at this totally legit spot. pic.twitter.com/ElVvrfrDD6

Apr 26, 2016

Someone should write an article about the end of limitless growth - and the rhetoric of tech companies still chasing it. (I'm on vacay)Someone should write an article about the end of limitless growth - and the rhetoric of tech companies still chasing it. (I'm on vacay)

Apr 24, 2016

RT @McAndrew: Maybe my favorite Internet comment ever: Let's put Prince on the $20 bill and call it $19.99. pic.twitter.com/8ENCWS2JSI

Apr 23, 2016

RT @mashbusiness: About that time the co-founder of AOL met a pre-Facebook Mark Zuckerberg -- who proceeded to brag about hacking AIM: httpon.mash.to/1SmxNw4://t.co/KgGe7Pfhwg

Apr 22, 2016

OH at a tiny restaurant with my wife in Florence: "So it's a location-based context sharing app.." You can never leave work behind.OH at a tiny restaurant with my wife in Florence: "So it's a location-based context sharing app.." You can never leave work behind.


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