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Rob Pegoraro

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Next door to Washington, DC
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  digital culture, telecom, gadgets, tech policy, smartphones, consumer electronics, computers, social media, internet
Doesn't Cover: software, enterprise

Journalist covering/often vexed by computers, gadgets and other things that beep. Read: @YahooFinance, @USATODAYtech, elsewhere. Write: rob@robpegoraro.com.

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Biography

Rob Pegoraro tries to make sense of computers, consumer electronics, telecom services, the Internet, software and other things that beep or blink through reporting, reviewing and analysis–from 1999 to 2011 as the Washington Post’s tech columnist, now for a variety of online and print outlets. He ...

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@robpegoraro — 17,263 followers, 40,489 tweets

Feb 18, 2017

Wall Street telecom mega-merger daydreaming is the worst kind of fanfic ever. Please stop already.  https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-could-another-shot-t-143502747.html 

Feb 18, 2017

I like this approach. But Virginia, "Jefferson Davis Highway" still has to go.  https://twitter.com/jbouie/status/833030085598965763 

Feb 18, 2017

Competition 101: AT&T now sells unmetered wireless data but still imposes data caps on residential broadband.  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/unlimited-data-plan-competition-163236572.html 

Feb 18, 2017

We know the WH wouldn't close its Facebook Messenger bot if @amywebb ran things. But she doesn't, so I could only quote her in this story.

Feb 18, 2017

Fed-gov chatbots can help you get onboard at @18F and, soon, stop smoking--but the @WhiteHouse has silenced its own.  http://www.fedtechmagazine.com/article/2017/02/chatbot-here-help 

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