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Katherine Boehret

Washington, DC
Technology Journalist — Freelance

Shaking things up. Former @WSJ tech columnist, @recode reviewer, @verge reviews editor. Proud mama of two boys. katie.boehret@gmail.com

When Twitter Met Facebook: The Acquisition Deal That Fail-Whaled

allthingsd.com — About three weeks ago, Facebook and Twitter ended several weeks of serious talks, in which Facebook was offering to acquire Twitter for $500 million of its stock, which also included a cash component. While rumors of Facebook's interest were brought up in an interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Web 2.0 Summit a few weeks ago, some shot down the idea as silly.

Yahoo Audience Head Jeff Dossett Departs Company

allthingsd.com — Yahoo's SVP of Northern American Audience, Jeff Dossett, is leaving the company. Reasons for the departure are personal, said sources, who said that Dossett is most likely to do a start-up. Dossett did not return emails asking for comment, but Yahoo confirmed his resignation to BoomTown.

Not Ready for iPhone 5? Upgrade to iOS 6 Offers Some New Tricks

wsj.com — The good news for plenty of current iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users pondering buying the new iPhone 5 is that they'll get many of the 200 new features in Apple's free update for mobile software, iOS 6, available on Wednesday.

Google will help your self-diagnosis with new symptom search

theverge.com — If some part of your body itches or burns, you've probably searched for free medical advice on Google. But an overload of results can have you mistaking an allergic reaction for an STD - or vice versa. Either way, it's no fun.

Eero's Family Profiles feature will annoy kids just in time for summer break

theverge.com — Schools across the country are just about to close for summer break, which means parents are just about start nagging their kids about getting too much screen time. Starting today, homes with the Eero Wi-Fi system will have an easier way to control which members of the family use the internet and for how long.

The Nanit camera watches and studies your baby's sleep patterns

theverge.com — Self-driven cars use computer vision, but what about your baby monitor? Today, a company called Nanit launched with the promise of using computer vision and machine learning algorithms to watch, study, and learn from your sleeping baby.

The Blocks modular smartwatch can now be pre-ordered

theverge.com — If you've been dreaming about owning a customizable smartwatch, the modular watch that London-based Blocks promised is now available - but just for pre-order. And nothing gives a pre-order announcement a little extra spice like a teaser video: This watch, we we told you all about last fall, was originally expected to ship in May, but pre-orders will now ship in October barring any more delays.

Withings's super-smart Body Cardio scale keeps an eye on your heart's health

theverge.com — Drink lots of water. Keep going to yoga. Use your standing desk more often. We know these habits are good for our health, but for a long time now, one practice has proven to help us actually lose weight: weighing ourselves. I know, I know. It's really annoying.

Uber needs to stop nudging me into carpooling

theverge.com — I should've known it was too good to last. It started out slow, as the best relationships often do, but I quickly found myself needing him more and more. Whenever I reached out, he was there without questions or judgement - on late nights, when no one else showed up, and even when I forgot my wallet at home.

Google Maps is about to get a lot more ads

theverge.com — Get a good look at Google Maps now, because it may soon start filling up with lots of company logos. In a blog post today, Google says it will start experimenting with showing logos for physical business locations on Google Maps, both in your desktop browser and on the mobile app.
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Oct 25, 2016

RT @juliehdavis: No matter what happens Nov. 8, @POTUS is leaving the country. White House announces he will travel to Greece, Germany & Pe…

Oct 25, 2016

@dcseifert is it bad that I just drank 3/4 of mine in the first three minutes?

Oct 25, 2016

Yes, the nitrogen-infused draft latte here at La Columbe is a must. Have you ever had coffee on draft? https://t.co/WYxBA5QGY8

Oct 24, 2016

How do artists draw newly-discovered planets so we know how to visualize them? Hint: H2O can't be too blue/inviting…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/790562702057889792 

Oct 24, 2016

RT @SueDHellmann: A beautiful sight! @gatesfoundation Seattle supports #WorldPolioDay w/ @Rotary by raising awareness of how close we…

Oct 23, 2016

@dcseifert you had me at Pieces. But what are Reese's Pumpkins? I'll have to investigate...

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