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John Abell

New York, NY
Senior Editor — LinkedIn
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Managing Editor, News @LinkedIn ● Ex @Wired ● Recovering @Reuters Columnist

Before joining LinkedIn I was a journalist at two of the world's most impactful media companies during the most innovative period for journalism since Guttenberg. Now, I've joined a third -- and the innovation has just begun.

Most recently I was Wired's New York Bureau Chief and launched Wired Opinion. Before that I spent 26 years at Reuters, where my career was evenly split between pre-and post-Internet. Pre ...

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iPhone 7 revealed - but did Super Mario steal the show? NTSB investigators cry foul over 'Sully'; And more news — Apple introduced new versions of the iPhone and Watch. The iPhone 7 Plus (but not the smaller 7) boasts dual lenses and 2x optical zoom; both models dump the earphone jack; Watch 2.0 has runner-friendly features.

Watch: Do fitness wearables have an advantage over smart watches?

Hampton Creek faces criminal probe in vegan mayo buybacks; Obama proposes 5-year plan for foreign entrepreneurs; And more news — Oh My-o: The Justice Department has initiated a criminal probe into whether Hampton Creek committed fraud when it bought its own vegan mayonnaise from stores, reports Bloomberg. That there were buybacks is not in dispute; whether those sales were booked as revenue is a problem (as is the actual popularity of the product).

Uber has already lost $1.2 billion this year, Mylan discounts the EpiPen; and more news — Uber lost $1.2 billion in Q1 and also told shareholders it expects to lose at least $100 million in Q2, Bloomberg reports. "It's hard to find much of a precedent for Uber's losses," Eric Newcomer writes. The majority of the hit is due to driver subsidies, which could be why Uber is desperately seeking an autonomous vehicle future.

Howdy neighbor! Scientists discover an Earth-like planet 'nearby'; Samsung's new smartphone is killing it; and more news — Class M: An Earth-like planet has been discovered orbiting the star closest to our solar system - "An absolutely amazing discovery," The University of Washington's Victory Meadows tells . Proxima b can theoretically support life and is, by universe standards, right next door - a mere 4.2 light years away.

Watch: Apple CEO Tim Cook says it’s lonely at the top. Does it have to be?

Amazon is doing drones, really; The super rich get super richer; and more news — Amazon's drone dreams aren't a gimmick, respected New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo writes. Know-it-alls considered Amazon's 60 Minutes reveal the epitome of hype, but Manjoo says the company is serious, and has a case: Drones are "vastly easier" to deploy than self-driving cars, and "would reduce the unit cost of each Amazon delivery by about half" in 10 years.

Walmart's next Amazon-killer move; US company plans Moonshot - literally; and more news — Walmart is going after, a year-old etailer with a clever marketing campaign that is trying to out-cool Amazon. The upstart startup could be worth as much as $3 billion, the Wall Street Journal says, which would make it one of Walmart's biggest-ever acquisitions.

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Munich on lockdown after shooting rampage; Airbnb hires mayors to advise how to deal with mayors, and more news — Nine people were killed in a shooting rampage at a Munich shopping center. Police were searching for as many as three suspects. Law enforcement urged residents to take shelter in place - and to not share police locations on social media.
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Sep 25, 2016

RT @AdamParkhomenko: 467 days Trump has been "campaigning" and no tax returns released. Debate day marks 468 days. Pass it on.

Sep 25, 2016

RT @HeerJeet: Easier for a libertarian to imagine space colonization than using regulations to keep the earth habitable.

Sep 25, 2016

RT @SopanDeb: If reporters aren't supposed to factcheck at debates, why exactly are reporters moderators to begin with? Why not just have an actor do it?

Sep 25, 2016

RT @attackerman: Imagine if we did these "he was no angel" stories for victims of terrorism & you'll immediately understand why we don't. h…

Sep 25, 2016

tl;dr: You really have to work really, really hard to not see tomorrow's #Debates2016 

Sep 25, 2016

Here's what to do about #Debates2016 fact-checking: A crawler. Cable fans already know it's usually the most interesting on screen anyway.

Sep 25, 2016

The saddest part of this is that, exempt around some edges, trade isolationism won't restore manufacturing jobs in any material number.

Sep 25, 2016

RT @CoryBooker: Sandra Day O'Connor becomes 1st female Supreme Court justice Sept 25,1981. She also agrees: Senate must Do Their Job

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