Between 2007 and 2012, I covered technology for Forbes, with a focus on the telecom/mobile industry. Of the hundreds of stories I wrote there, favorites include: an inside look at Palm’s reinvention, how South Korea is battling Internet addiction, the saga of a politically incorrect iPhone developer, the process of creating a font just for Android phones, colleges that are giving away iPhones or teaching iPhone development or both, behind-the-scenes of Verizon’s quality testing lab, a profile of the payments start-up processing Occupy Wall Street’s online donations and an introduction to the video-chat service that is a mega-hit with teenagers. In 2011, while at Forbes, I was voted one of the mobile industry’s top 20 “smart mobile device pundits”.
More recently, I have been freelancing for other business publications, such as Fast Company, Inc. and Money, and writing about educational technology for EdSurge. I also wrote a book about the smartphone industry — The Smartphone, Anatomy of an Industry — which was published in September 2014. (For more on the book, please see here and here.)
Driven by a keen interest in Asia, I have lived in Seoul, where I studied Korean (on two Richard U. Light fellowships), and Hong Kong, where I interned at Time Asia. I have also reported from Taiwan, courtesy of a National Press Foundation fellowship.
I have a B.A. from Yale and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia, where I was the recipient of a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship.
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