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Alex Fitzpatrick

New York City
Deputy Tech Editor — Time Magazine
Covers:  transparency, stem, global news, politics, social media, open government, technology

Deputy Tech Editor @TIME. Tips?

John V. Lynn '83 Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism

2010 - Student Journalism
This award is for an undergraduate who excels in journalistic activity on campus. I received it for my work as News Director and later Station Manager of SUNY Geneseo's 89.3 WGSU.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I'm actually in the process of repairing a 1930s-era Royal.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

#PewPew. Thanks, @NASA!

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Always e-mail. It helps me sort pitches into folders and keep a record of conversations.

Google Reportedly Launching Uber-Like Service Through Waze — Google is expanding a ride-sharing service that would directly compete with Uber and similar companies, The Wall Street Journal reports, the latest development in the two firms' dissolution from partners to rivals. Google's service, which will be available through the company's Waze navigation app, would essentially work as a digital carpooling platform, linking paying ride-seekers with drivers headed in the same direction.

Read Apple CEO Tim Cook's Response to Europe's Tax Ruling — European officials on Tuesday ordered Apple to pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes, plus interest, to Ireland. The European Commission is essentially accusing Apple of harboring profits in Ireland in exchange for providing jobs there. The arrangement, say European officials, meant Apple has enjoyed tax benefits not extended to its competition.

You Need to Update Your iPhone Immediately — This story originally appeared on Got an iPhone? Update it. Right now. This is not a drill. Why the urgency? Apple on Thursday released a patch fixing a previously unknown security flaw that can give hackers complete access to a targeted iPhone. That is a Very Bad Thing.

Apple Releases Fix for iPhone Security Flaw — Got an iPhone? Update it. Right now. This is not a drill. Why the urgency? Apple on Thursday released a patch fixing a previously unknown security flaw that can give hackers complete access to a targeted iPhone. That is a Very Bad Thing.

Uber Lost $750 Million in Second Quarter of 2016 — Uber called it quits in China earlier this month, selling its operations there to local rival Didi Chuxing rather than continue heavy spending to sustain a price war. "Uber and Didi Chuxing are investing billions of dollars in China and both companies have yet to turn a profit there," lamanted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick at the time.

These Tech Companies Are Bankrolling Hillary Clinton — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will be courting the Silicon Valley elite Wednesday at a fundraiser co-hosted by Apple CEO Tim Cook. Tickets to the event range from $2,700 to $50,000, according to BuzzFeed News. The event comes as technology firms have been increasingly intertwined in politics and policy issues.

Best Video Games of All Time: TIME's Top 50 — Whether you play video games or not, they've become an integral part of our culture. For some, it's hard to imagine a world without video games-the chup-chup-boop of an arcade legend like Space Invaders or the growling "Finish Him!" in Mortal Kombat can be as evocative as a Michael Jackson or Beatles tune.

Apple Acquires Healthcare Records Startup Gliimpse — Apple has acquired a California-based startup that's been working on a platform for users to store and manage their personal health data, Fast Company reports. The acquisition happened earlier this year; the company is just now confirming it. The startup, Gliimpse, was relatively small, having only $1 million in funding since launching in 2013, according to CrunchBase.

Uber CEO Says Self-Driving Cars Won't Kill Jobs — Dozens of autonomous Uber vehicles are about to be roaming the streets of Pittsburg, but the company's chief executive says its human drivers have nothing to worry about. "I don't think the number of human drivers will go down anytime soon," Uber CEO Travis Kalanick told Business Insider.

What Twitter's Head of Safety Says About Abuse — Trolls, as Joel Stein writes in TIME's cover story this week, are taking over the Internet. One of the social networks most affected is Twitter, which critics say isn't doing enough to curb abuse, racism and hate speech on the platform.
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Aug 31, 2016

RT @jppullen: They've been around for 5 years. They outsold Macs last year. It's time you learned what they're all about. 

Aug 31, 2016

@sokane1 giving a whole new meaning to "pinching a gram"

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