So I picked up a new gig this summer, covering tech for Urbanful, a new national publication from Smart Growth America. Here are two recent stories I wrote for Urbanful (which needs a catchy nickname–UF?).
- Twenty states block cities from building their own Internet services
- Internet slow down scheduled for September 10 (aka Spinning Wheels of Death day)
More articles will be coming soon from Urbanful (UBF? URF?), including a profile on Waveborn and other things I can’t let out of the bag yet. To get the latest, you can subscribe to Urbanful and have it delivered to your inbox. Or, if you’re using Feedly or another RSS aggregator, you can subscribe to individual pages, like, um, Tech, for example.
I also wrote a fun piece profiling Arlington, VA, as an urban destination that’s getting it right. I interviewed Jay Fisette, Paul Singh, Jennifer Ives and Jonathan Aberman. The article was published in the September issue of Northern Virginia magazine. If you live in the area, you can pick up a copy and check it out for yourself in “Buzz.”
Over at Elevation DC, my normal beat, it’s been fun watching companies I’ve covered since their inception be acquired (RideScout), launch new products (Speek and Zoomph) and meet and surpass funding goals (Hugh & Crye). I also wrote a feature about social enterprise that has gotten a little attention and recently found a second life on Twitter (who knew?). At EDC, we publish “Who’s hiring?” (tech job posts) and “What’s happening?” (free or low-cost events of interest to the DC tech community) regularly. So if you ever have one to share, please send it my way.