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Chris O'Brien
Works at Los Angeles Times
Attended Duke University
Lives in Toulouse, France
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Ah, so this is what has been missing from the Google Hangout experience: Effects. 
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If you haven’t ordered yet, then we suggest you check out these takes on the Apple Watch to give yourself some additional perspective.
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Feature “Mystery has always intrigued us, art on its own is a cryptic puzzle, but what happens when we combine art that literally conceals the patterns and data that lead to money? I wanted to find out,” said Bitcoin artist Marguerite Driscoll.
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In one of the stranger marketing gambits in the history of marketing gambits, Apple and Google seem to agree on why you need to buy wearables.
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Slack may be gaining huge momentum in the enterprise messaging and collaboration space, but it appears that investors think the game is far from over.
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It's more likely European culture is more realistic than San Jose startup culture rather than a bunch of lazy bums. But where is a comparison of size and failure rate? So who knows. :(
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Reuters is reporting that analysts believe that Apple is cranking up its supply chain to build 20 million units of the Apple Watch this year. If correct, that number would dwarf the estimated 6.8 million total of all smartwatches sold in 2014.
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Happy Apple Watch pre-order day. The stores are open. The Apple Store website hasn’t crashed. And to absolutely nobody’s surprise, fans are going out of their minds with excitement.
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Starting at $10,000, the luxury Apple Watch Edition is the Bay Area real estate of smartwatches.
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The quarter had 17 IPOs of venture-backed companies that raised $1.4 billion. That’s down 54 percent by number of IPOs and a 58 percent decrease in the amount raised.
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The market for 3D printing continue to build momentum last year as 133,000 printers were shipped, indicating that the nascent manufacturing revolution has some legs.
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Occupation
Reporter. TV watcher. Father.
Employment
  • Los Angeles Times
    staff writer, 2012 - present
  • San Jose Mercury News
    Columnist, 1999 - 2012
  • The News & Observer
    Reporter, 1992 - 1999
  • The Kansas City Star (calendar editor)
    Freelance, calendar editor, 1991 - 1992
  • The St. Petersburg Times (intern)
    Intern, 1990 - 1990
  • The Land of Ahhhs (Hot Tubs)
    Hot Tub Delivery Engineer, 1989 - 1989
  • Telecheck
    Store code please, 1985 - 1987
  • Godfather's Pizza (A pizza you can't refuse)
    A pizza you can't refuse, 1986 - 1986
  • Dillard's (furniture delivery)
    Delivered furniture, 1987 - 1987
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Currently
Toulouse, France
Previously
Oakland, CA - San Francisco, CA - Durham, NC - Edinburgh, Scotland - Glasgow, Scotland - Durham, NC - Overland Park, KS - Schaumburg, IL - Chagrin Falls, OH - Wilmington, DE
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415-298-0207
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Oakland, CA
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reporter. TV watcher.
Introduction
I'm a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, covering Apple and Silicon Valley. Avid Duke basketball fan. Father of 2. Husband of 1.
Education
  • Duke University
    1987 - 1991
  • Shawnees Mission South High School
    1984 - 1987
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Male
Birthday
December 9
Relationship
Married