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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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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.

Pokémon Go is augmented reality's 'Aha!' moment. Or, is it ... — Who doesn't love a good argument? It's time for Round Two of John Takes On The World (Beat Bobby Flay was taken, and also would have made no sense). This week Greg Leffler and I mix it up about the Pokémon Go craze and whether the game has ripened the conditions for AR to take off as a platform.

A coup (attempt?) in Turkey; FTC rules Herbalife isn't a Ponzi scheme; and more news — Breaking Turkey reported an " attempted " military coup. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says it's been quashed and martial law imposed; the plotters say they're in power, Bloomberg reports. Turkey has a history of coup attempts, but the last one was nearly two decades ago.

Is Apple Watch a $10 billion business? US markets notch best week of the year; and more news — Apple is still mum on the Watch business, but a respected analyst has concluded the company has sold 12.1 million units for $5.7 in revenue. "Apple already has a $10 billion Apple Watch business on its hands," Neil Cybart writes in a lengthy analysis on his Above Avalon blog, Fortune brings to our attention.

Tesla driver killed while in autopilot; Apple in talks to acquire Jay Z's Tidal; and more news — One of New York's biggest healthcare systems provides patients with mobile access to health records and services. Mount Sinai Health Systems, which operates in New York City, suburban Westchester and Long Island, and in Florida, has just released an iPhone and iPad app that gives patients secure access to medical devices.

Tesla driver killed while in autopilot; Apple in talks to acquire Jay Z's Tidal; and more news — Pacific Andes International Holdings (PAIH) said the sale process of its Peruvian fishmeal and fish oil assets is now on hold, In a statement issued by the company after the bankruptcy protection filings in US.

Tesla driver killed while in autopilot; Hershey rejects a sweet merger bid; and more news — Federal regulators are investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla S in autopilot mode. The driver's death is thought to be the first in more than 130 million autopilot miles, Tesla said, noting that "among all vehicles in the US, there is a fatality every 94 million miles."

Two banks fail Fed recession test; Facebook feed change favors family and friends; and more news — Two banks failed the Fed's " stress test ." Recession contingency plans by the US units of Deutsche Bank and Santander failed for the second consecutive year, curtailing their ability to issue a dividend buy back shares. Morgan Stanley got conditional approval and also needs to submit a new plan, but faces no restrictions.

Cameron's ugly reception at his last EU summit; Ikea's deadly recall; and more news — British Prime Minister David Cameron got a " frosty welcome, " as the FT puts it, at his final EU summit . EC ministers seemed determined to accelerate a Brexit process Cameron says will have to wait months for his successor. "We are not on Facebook, with 'It's complicated' as a status," opined Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettell.
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Jul 26, 2016

RT @EWErickson: Is this where the runner comes down the aisle and throws a sledge hammer at the giant talking head before introducing a new Mac?

Jul 26, 2016

Fun Fact: That $20 billion for New York HRC got was a pledge honored by Bush 43 to her personally.

Jul 26, 2016

Anyone know Michael Dukakis's time slot?

Jul 26, 2016

RT @davidfrum: Clean Air, Clean Water. End of the Great Inflation. Victory in the Cold War. Saving New York City. You're welcome 

Jul 26, 2016

RT @ABCWorldNews: Clinton tweets simple message upon becoming first woman to secure a major party's presidential nomination: "History"

Jul 26, 2016

@scottux I'm a power user. Deleted the angry text, d'uh.

Jul 26, 2016

RT @NateSilver538: Clinton won 0 pledged delegates in Vermont. So that means it would need to put her over the top with superdelegates, one of whom is BERNIE!

Jul 26, 2016

RT @TPM: It's official: Hillary Clinton is the first woman nominee for president

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