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John Abell

New York, NY
Managing Editor, News — 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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Wells Fargo CEO steps down amid fake accounts scandal; Samsung has no idea what's going on with the Galaxy Note 7, and more news — Wells Fargo Chairman and CEO John Stumpf is stepping down "as the bank's sales tactics scandal continues to roil the firm," The Wall Street Journal reports. The bank agreed to a $185 million settlement with regulators and fired 5,300 employees for creating some two million phony accounts.

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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Oct 26, 2016

RT @cdawg2610: "I don't remember if it was on SNL or the news" and @NicolleDWallace sums up the entire election watching process

Oct 26, 2016

RT @jackshafer: The media cover-up of the Podesta emails continues w/ Page One coverage in the Washington Post. 

Oct 26, 2016

I'm telling ya: Put the gloves on these guys. Do it for charity. In a Trump hotel. PPV. "THE DECEMBA TO REMEMBA" 

Oct 26, 2016

RT @pourmecoffee: Every Kellyanne Conway interview interview is like a kindergarten parent-teacher conference. 

Oct 26, 2016

RT @CapehartJ: Rudy Giuliani has moved to a new home: 212 Grassy Knoll Lane, LaLaVille, Bubblestan 10011

Oct 26, 2016

Because both are indicators about seriousness, and each point to different ends of the spectrum. 

Oct 26, 2016

RT @rickwtyler: GOP puts $25M in 6 Senate races because they see @realDonaldTrump taking the entire GOP down with him. @politico

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