I am the founding editor of TechCrunch's CrunchGear, a top 100 gadget blog, which then folded into TechCrunch when AOL bought the company in 2010. I then became the East Coast...more Editor for TechCrunch.com. We saw over 68 million pageviews per month and nearly a million RSS readers. In ten years, I built and maintained one of the most popular tech sites on the Web and managed a team of twenty reporters covering breaking stories in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. During my tenure I worked in events, vide
Founded a website dedicated to helping journalists understand complex technical topics. It is entirely bootstrapped and aimed at allowing journalists to ask questions privately...more while respecting their own anonymity and the anonymity of their sources. We have answered hundreds of questions in the first six months. CheapTranscription.io
Edited three magazines, Laptop, PC Upgrade, and Surge, for technical accuracy and style. Tested and reviewed hardware including wireless devices, laptops, handhelds, and other...more gear. Wrote approximately 17 stories per month and supplied content for the www.techworthy.com website. Led editorial efforts in website and title redesign and improvement.
Earn credits for walking. Spend at local merchants. Heathy customers. Prospering businesses. Our mission is two-fold: Motivate people to be more active,… · More while increasing foot traffic for local businesses. Both problems have the same core cause – our sedentary lifestyles. Jaywalk aims to fix that. In addition to promoting our users' health, we are equally focused on helping local businesses grow and thrive.
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Typewriter is a project by John Biggs, former New York Times journalist and editor for Laptop Magazine, Gizmodo, and TechCrunch. His goal? To help small… · More businesses and startups put their best foot forward when it comes to the written word.
The rap against technology is that it isolates us-that it prevents us from going outside and interacting with the "real world" at large. And… · More technophobes tend to state their displeasure in deductive terms-"Put away your phone," "Unplug"-as though technology alone was the obstacle to balanced living.
HypeHop is a new tool in the growing field of attentive marketing. We’ve created a system that lets marketers address viewers directly and it rewards… · More dedicated users by paying them outright for their attention. We believe the system can be used in multiple environments and we are currently working with partners to bring HypeHop powered tools to the marketplace. HypeHop is a system that rewards viewers with a small amount of BTC for watching a video. We call this “attentive video.” The key to HypeHop’s magic is the ability for the system to watch you as you watch a video. Because we need to ensure users are watching these videos to collect their cash we’ve created a component that watches your face and tracks your emotions as you watch the video. The system pays out in BTC and accepts BTC to post videos. This is because there is no sane way to accept micropayments in USD or any other fiat currency. The product is truly the first of its kind. We posit that the average user is sick of giving up digital autonomy but will do so if rewarded in a real way.
I've been thinking hard about the concept of sponsored content - you can find some of it on TechCrunch if you look hard enough, and it appears almost… · More everywhere else. It's an important consideration, because as an online journalist I've heard everything from "How much ...
I'm a writer, maker, and entrepreneur. I spent fifteen years as a tech journalist. I'm now exploring some interesting new territory with my own startup, Freemit, and I'm open to advising and helping young startups to grow.