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Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

New York City
Senior Writer — Inc.

Senior writer @Inc. Previous: New York Times, Washington Post, CBS News. Mama. My guy is @chafkin. Hi/tips:

What Buzzfeed's "Retro" Reorganization Means — BuzzFeed, the massive clicky-content organization known for its " platform agnostic" approach and its ability to make even native advertising go viral, is reorganizing two of its divisions. With that, it seems that it is placing emphasis on producing high-quality video in New York City, and in its news department--and not just in its Los Angeles studio, which is run by Ze Frank.

Lyft Lashes Back at Uber — There has been a flood of good news for Uber over recent weeks. And for Lyft, that usually means the inverse. The news hasn't been exactly has just painted a narrative that's begun to emit a light stench of desperation.

Everything Is Absurd: Now There's an App Called Unicorn — Need funding? Don't know where to turn? Don't fret. You, too, can meet the right early-stage investors. A new app is here, and arrives on the New York City startup scene promising to solve these pesky startup hurdles. It's called Unicorn. Yes, Unicorn.

How These Founders Turned 'Girls Night Out' Into a $55 Million Business — On a recent Wednesday evening, about a dozen women and two men sat in pairs and trios in a musty little room in the basement of a pub, just off the busy retail thoroughfare of Steinway Street in Queens, New York.

JustFab No More: Recasting Itself As TechStyle Fashion Group — The fast-growing e-commerce company behind Fabletics and ShoeDazzle is changing its name this week, has exclusively learned. The company formerly known as JustFab will now be called TechStyle Fashion Group. "It's time for our name to match our mission," says co-founder and chief executive Adam Goldenberg, noting that more than 60 percent of his employees come from the fashion industry.

Is Tiny Tents a Kickstarter Fail to Mourn, or to Shrug? — Have you seen those miniature tents on display at sporting good stores? They're just like regular tents--but really, really small. Haven't you just wanted to bring one home with you? Me neither. I didn't even know they'd even existed until I got a pitch a few weeks ago.

How This Startup Got the Zuckerbergs to Invest — Everyone has heard one: The so-obscure-it-might-just-be-true excuse why a potential paramour bails on plans. For Nik Kundra, the excuse he heard from one woman was "I'm stuck at my restaurant job all night doing inventory." In fairness to said woman, Kundra bought the excuse.

The Mobile Gaming Future, According To the Founder Who Lives It Every Day — Even back in 2011 when Walter Driver co-founded Scopely, along with Ankur Bulsara, a former lead software developer at MySpace and Eytan Elbaz, a Google veteran, it was clear that hit-based game-design studios didn't have the most sure financial footing. Yet those that hyper-specialized in a genre or focused developers on a thriving line of games were most successful.

Marc Lore Didn't Seem Poised To Sell — The word today that Wal-mart is in talks with to buy its Amazon competitor rocked the online retail world. Because just a few months ago, Jet's founder, Marc Lore, was talking about building a long-lasting company that would, over time, wildly exceed its whopping pre-launch valuation of $600 million.

This App Can Get You Anything (Legal) From Anywhere — Daria Rebenok had moved from Spain to San Francisco to work on their startup, a virtual-reality organization tool called myWebRoom, with her husband, Artem Fedyaev. But there were a few things she missed about Spain. Specifically, something she used to buy in her local grocery store: boxed cold gazpacho soup.
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Aug 23, 2016

What's your worst Siri or Maps mispronunciation ever? Once I was told to turn onto "Malcolm the Tenth" Blvd. 

Aug 17, 2016

RT @Inc: The billion-dollar e-commerce company behind Kate Hudson rebrands itself @lagorio 

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