Posts Tagged ‘editor’

Newspaper That Published Gun-Owners List Hires Armed Guards

January 2nd, 2013 01:58 admin View Comments


inode_buddha writes “Not long ago we ran a story about how a NY newspaper published lists of gun owners. Now, it seems the same newspaper has hired armed guards in response to unspecified threats to the editor, amid ‘large volumes of negative response.’ From the article: ‘The editor, Caryn McBride, told police the newspaper hired a private security company whose “employees are armed and will be on site during business hours,” the report said. The guards are protecting the newspaper’s staff and Rockland County offices in West Nyack, New York.’”

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Don’t Super-Size My Smartphone!

July 20th, 2012 07:34 admin View Comments


New submitter Steve Max writes “Editor Paul Ockenden wonders, ‘Has anyone else noticed what’s been happening to top-end smartphones recently? They’ve started to get big – really big. But do people really want that at the expense of carrying around such a huge, heavy lump of tech in their pocket?’ The trend for bigger and bigger screens is clear, but is it what consumers want? Is it what you want?”

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Timothy Brings You The Google I/O Keynote Live

June 27th, 2012 06:06 admin View Comments


Through some stroke of fortune, your friendly editor Timothy Lord is at Google I/O watching the keynote. We’ll be updating the story live (below the fold) with his updates as they stream in. Starting things off, he reported a few features of Android Jelly Bean. First, graphics will be triple-buffered for extra smoothness; the graphics demo was reportedly impressive enough that the audience swooned. Text input has been improved with new dictionaries and a predictive keyboard that will learn better over time. Additionally, voice typing will now work offline. English will be initially supported, with Farsi, Thai, and Hindi support to follow. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Meet Our New Editors: Ted Greenwald and Fredric Paul

June 6th, 2012 06:26 admin View Comments

Since ReadWriteWeb was acquired by SAY Media in December, we’ve been busy beefing up our editorial and writing team. Today I’m pleased to welcome Fredric Paul and Ted Greenwald to our growing team. Fred as our Business Editor, Ted as a Senior Editor. The two will be based in SAY Media’s San Francisco office, alongside our Managing Editor Abraham Hyatt.

Earlier this week I was reading Ted’s introduction to Wired magazine’s iPad re-issue of its very first issue (January 1993). To have that kind of experience and industry knowledge at ReadWriteWeb is a real thrill and prepares us for the exciting times ahead!

We have a redesign in the works and a new name too, reflecting our 2012 mission to chronicle the consumerization of IT. More on that soon, but in the meantime here is the press release from SAY Media about our new hires:

SAY Media Announces New Hires for ReadWriteWeb

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 6 2012 – SAY Media today announced the hires of Ted Greenwald and Fredric Paul, senior editor and business editor respectively, are joining the editorial team of ReadWriteWeb. Both distinguished veterans in the technology publishing space, Greenwald and Paul will contribute thoughtful insight and analysis on tech news and trends as well as drive the editorial direction of the publication.

“ReadWriteWeb is on top of the most important story unfolding in technology today: the massive disruption and opportunity wrought by pervasive networking,” Greenwald says. “As an editor at Wired during the dotcom boom and its aftermath, I covered the digital revolution’s impact worldwide. Now the revolution has entered a new phase, and the established giants are under attack from a profusion of social, mobile, and cloud-based competitors. ReadWriteWeb’s emphasis on timely, smart analysis is just what tech-savvy readers need to prosper in this emerging ecosystem.”

Ted Greenwald’s editing and writing experience includes the MIT Technology Review, Forbes and Fast Company. He served as an editor at Wired for nearly ten years.

“I’ve long admired ReadWriteWeb for its thoughtful discourse on technology,” says Paul. “In the current technological and economic climate, I can think of no better place to help translate the fast-evolving tech landscape into analysis and insight that everyone can understand and act upon.”

Having covered business and technology for more than 20 years, Paul comes to ReadWriteWeb after holding leadership positions at CNET, Information Week, PC World and AllBusiness. He was also a contributing editor to the MIT Sloan Management Review.

“In terms of the tech industry, there are trillions of dollars of market cap at stake. We are talking about one of the greatest industry upheavals in recent memory, and someone needs to sit down and figure out what it means to the rest of the world,” says Richard MacManus, founder and editor-in-chief of ReadWriteWeb. “These hires are crucial, as these stories go beyond the social Web. This is about predicting the next great movement in the future of tech, and Ted and Fredric are the ones to help us do it.”

Joining managing editor Abraham Hyatt, Greenwald and Paul will add to the editorial team based in San Francisco.

About ReadWriteWeb

ReadWriteWeb is one of the most popular technology blogs in the world, known for offering insightful analysis about each day’s Internet industry news. ReadWriteWeb was founded in April 2003 by Richard MacManus and is now one of the most widely read and respected blogs in the world. Its readers are smart and influential decision makers. For more information visit

About SAY Media

SAY Media is a digital publishing company that creates amazing media brands. Through its technology platform and media services, SAY enables its portfolio of independent content creators to build passionate communities around key consumer interest areas such as Style, Living, Food and Tech. The company provides simple and accountable ways for the world’s top brands to engage with these passionate audiences at scale, with a reach of more than 500 million people around the world. SAY Media is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices across North America, in the UK and Australia. For more information visit

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Police Charge News of the World Editor Over Voicemail Hacking

May 15th, 2012 05:07 admin View Comments


New submitter HarryatRock writes with news that former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks and five others have been charged by police for their involvement in intercepting voicemail messages left for a murdered girl. From the article: “She is charged with conspiring with her 49-year-old husband, personal assistant Cheryl Carter, chauffeur Paul Edwards, security man Daryl Jorsling, and News International head of security Mr Hanna to “conceal material” from police between 6 and 19 July. In a second charge Mrs Brooks and Ms Carter are accused of conspiring to remove seven boxes of material from the News International archive between 6 and 9 July. In a third charge, Mr and Mrs Brooks, Mr Hanna, Mr Edwards and Mr Jorsling are accused of conspiring to conceal documents, computers and other electronic equipment from police officers between 15 and 19 July.”

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Microsoft’s Hotmail Challenge Backfires

April 25th, 2012 04:50 admin View Comments


Barence writes “Microsoft challenged the editor of PC Pro to return to Hotmail after six years of using Gmail, to prove that its webmail service had vastly improved — but the challenge backfired when he had his Hotmail account hacked. PC Pro’s editor say he was quietly impressed with a number of new Hotmail features, including SkyDrive integration and mailbox clean-up features. He’d even imported his Gmail and contacts into Microsoft’s service. But the two-week experiment came to an abrupt end when Hotmail sent a message containing a malicious link to all of his contacts. ‘What’s even more worrying is that it’s not only my webmail that’s been compromised, but my Xbox login (which holds my credit card details) and now my PC login too. Because Windows 8 practically forces you to login with your Windows Live/Hotmail details to access features such as the Metro Store, synchronization and SkyDrive,’ he writes.”

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Vim Turns 20

November 2nd, 2011 11:55 admin View Comments


quanticle writes “20 years ago today, Bram Moolenaar released vim to the public. From the article:’The Vim text editor was first released to the public on November 2, 1991—exactly 20 years ago today. Although it was originally designed as a vi clone for the Amiga, it was soon ported to other platforms and eventually grew to become the most popular vi-compatible text editor. It is still actively developed and widely used across several operating systems.’ Share your vim stories and your tales of battles with emacs users.”

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Portal 2 Getting Map Editor

October 21st, 2011 10:26 admin View Comments


Valve Software is working on a second helping of downloadable content for Portal 2, and they’ve revealed that it will include an in-game map editor. It’s planned for early next year, and it will allow players to create both single-player and co-op maps. The maps can be shared with others, and there will be a system to view and vote on other people’s maps. In other Portal-related news, a reader sent in a video of his efforts to get GLaDOS running on his home computer. He writes, “I used Microsoft’s Kinect technology as the platform and sound files from my copy of Portal 2 to create my own GLaDOS. My plan is to make the source code (but not the audio files) open source once it gets farther along. The technology has already been useful to my parents in helping them more easily navigate a computer.”

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Rob Malda Casts a Jaded Eye at Amazon’s Silk

September 29th, 2011 09:37 admin View Comments


m.ducharme writes “Slashdot’s recently departed editor and Fearless Leader muses about the security implications of Amazon’s Silk, which uses Amazon’s massive cloud computing services to provide ‘pre-caching’ for the new Fire devices.” Another potential downside to bear in mind (depending on exactly how much Silk relies on the AWS infrastructure) is that it provides a single point of failure, and sometimes cloud services go down.

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Interviews: Ask Technologist Kevin Kelly About Everything

July 26th, 2011 07:18 admin View Comments


Kevin Kelly has for decades been involved in some of the most interesting projects I know about, and in his roles as founding editor (and now editor at large) of Wired Magazine and editor of The Whole Earth Catalog has helped spread the word about many others. Kelly is probably as close to a Rennaisance man as it’s possible to be in the 21st century, having more-than-passing interest and knowledge in a range of topics from genetic sequencing and other ways that we can use measurement in pursuit of improved health to how technology is used and reused in real life. Among other projects, he’s also the founder of CoolTools, which I consider to be (unsurprisingly) the closest current equivalent to the old Whole Earth Catalogs. (Disclaimer: I’ve had a few reviews published there, too.) (He’s also one of the founders of The WELL, now part of Salon.) Kelly is also Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Long Now Foundation, the group which for years has been designing a clock to ring on 10,000 years in the future. Below, ask questions of Kelly, bearing in mind please the Slashdot interview guidelines: ask as many questions as you want, but please keep them to one per comment. He’ll get back soon with his answers.

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