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by doctor paradox · March 2, 2015 Like startups, people have pivots too — and it’s time for me to make one. It has been two and a half insanely good-filled years back for a second tour of duty at Engadget and AOL after my initial 3-year stint Back In The Proverbial Day, and I learned a ton and got a chance to do some really amazing things, which in modern parlance may perhaps best be relayed listicle style: Top 10 Things I Did Whilst Working at Engadget v.2 Created a new consumer technology event experience from the ground up and watched it come to life on the faces of 10,000 people. Each Expand was better than the last, and I got a thorough dunking in events production with the help of the crackshot team that also puts on Disrupt. But mostly with help from Kim Murphy. Rebooted the (acquired) gdgt Live event series as Engadget Live in 2014, hitting 4 new markets for the Engadget brand and touring to a packed house each time in Austin, Seattle, Boston, and LA. Developed a ...
Some of the more interesting bits: End of Afghanistan “mission" Appeal to double down on middle-class economics Increase availability and provide tax credit for quality childcare Getting paid sick leave laws on the books Wage equality Raising the minimum wage — “If you truly believe you could work full-time and support a family on less than $15,000 a year, go try it." Lowering cost of community college to free Asks companies to provide more job training, hire more veterans Bi-partisan infrastructure plan to attract businesses / industries Trade deals in Asia, Europe — “95 percent of the world’s customers live outside our borders, and we can’t close ourselves off from those opportunities." Precision Medicine Initiative — pursuing cures for cancer, diabetes; personalized health information Free, open, and fast Internet Colonizing space — “not just to visit, but to stay." Closing corporate tax loopholes brokered by lobbyists Opposing Russia, supporting Ukraine Opening relatio...
by doctor paradox · July 5, 2013 [written when shifting digital homes from the older geeked.org domain to doctorparadox.net] Something about working in professional blogging makes maintaining a personal blog seem like somewhat of a drag. Like many other “internet old-timers" I have gravitated over the years towards shorter updates, shares, and more social & conversational media like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc. There’s also the fatigue involved in maintaining so many separate digital profiles and identities over long periods of time, and the desire to spend more of my free time doing “less of that stuff" — at least, the bits that involve more heavy lifting. Odd that blogging feels like heavy lifting these days compared to the ease of firing off a tweet or bookmarkleting something to Tumblr… So, for the most part you will find me at all those wonderful networks and places listed in the sidebar of this site. If anything, the best digital hub moving forward will be docto...
by doctor paradox · September 30, 2010 About us Tecca is a consumer electronics content and commerce startup based in Santa Monica, CA. We’re building a new online destination in the personal technology space and are looking for smart and creative folks to be a part of our freelance writing team. Want to know more about Tecca? Read about us on GigaOM or check out socalTech’s interview with CEO Mickie Rosen. About you You should have lots of interest in technology as well as ideally some experience producing content in the realms of personal technology and consumer electronics. You should enjoy working in a fast-paced publishing environment and have the self-discipline to work effectively in a distributed virtual office. You’ll be expected to be able to talk about a broad range of technology topics (or a smaller set of topics in depth) to all levels of technology consumers, from the experienced to the technophobic. You must have a fun, friendly, and positive attitude, and sh...
by doctor paradox · August 31, 2010 About us Tecca is a consumer electronics content and commerce startup based in Santa Monica, CA. We’re building a new online destination in the personal technology space and are looking for smart and creative folks to be a part of our freelance writing team. Do you love gadgets and call writing your craft? Read on for details on how to apply. About you You should have lots of interest and expertise as well as ideally some experience producing content in the realms of personal technology and consumer electronics. You should enjoy working in a fast-paced publishing environment and have the self-discipline to operate in a distributed virtual environment. You must have a fun, friendly, and positive attitude, and should love helping others solve technology problems and learn more about the industry. Writers We are building out our team of freelance contributors. We need people who can speak to all levels of technology consumers, from the exper...
About you You should have lots of interest and expertise as well as ideally some experience producing content in the realms of personal technology and consumer electronics. You should enjoy wearing multiple hats, be flexible as roles and duties shift, and thrive on working in a fast-paced startup environment. You must have a fun, friendly, and positive attitude. You must either be in the Los Angeles area or willing to relocate. About us We’re a startup based in Santa Monica, CA. We’re building a new online destination in the personal technology space and looking for smart and creative folks to be a part of our editorial team. Our work environment is fun and energetic, and we offer competitive pay with benefits. Here are the three positions we’re currently hiring: Producer This role will work closely with our in-house programming staff as well as help oversee a geographically distributed freelance team of writers and content creators. You will be responsible for helping ...
by doctor paradox · July 16, 2010 There’s nothing in life more constant than change. It is in that spirit that I embrace a big one: next week I’ll be starting a new position at a new consumer electronics-focused startup based in Santa Monica. I won’t be leaving my newfound home of Los Angeles (yay!) but I will unfortunately and reluctantly be leaving my amazing colleagues at Mashable, and am already jealous of all the wild success the top-notch team will continue to have without me. It’s been an incredible past year at Mashable, action packed with more peak experiences than I can name here. I was blessed with the opportunity to attend the unparalleled TED conference in Long Beach along with a multitude of other excellent events from CES to CTIA, SXSW to E3 and many more. I got a chance to interview amazing folks undertaking innovative and interesting projects in social media and technology, from Tears for Fears’ Curt Smith to The Roxy’s Nic Adler, iPad DJ Rana Sobhany to c...