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Elizabeth Woyke
Works at MIT Technology Review
Attended Yale University
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My latest article, on the evolving role of Chief Sustainbility Officers, is up on Technology Review: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601432/the-greenest-job-in-the-executive-suite/
It’s part of a Technology Review special report on climate change: https://www.technologyreview.com/business-report/climate-change/
Some of the other stories are locked for subscribers only, but the intro/overview article is free: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601429/sensing-the-inevitable-companies-begin-to-adapt-to-climate-change/
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I wrote about National Education Week, an edtech conference that took place in NYC last week, for EdSurge. The conference organizers want it to become an Art Basel/Fashion Week for edtech. What does that mean? Read on: 
Can a conference help make New York the world’s edtech capital, the way Basel, Hong Kong and Miami are synonymous with emerging art and London, Milan, New York and Paris are with fashion? That’s Don Burton and Jonathan D. Harber’s ambition. The duo runs EDGE, a New York City-based education
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As more workers join the gig/on-demand economy, more startups are popping up to cater to those workers’ needs. I co-wrote an O’Reilly Media ebook about the emerging support ecosystem for gig workers. Are these innovative tech tools truly creating a (much needed) social safety net for gig workers? Or do they not quite fill in the gaps? You can download the ebook for free here: http://www.oreilly.com/iot/free/serving-workers-gig-economy.csp
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Why should tech companies preserve their histories? I visited @Cisco& its new Cisco Archive to find out. Here’s the article I wrote: 
On the edge of Cisco Systems’ San Jose, California campus, inside a windowless, temperature-controlled room, an ambitiou…
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How Smartphone Makers Can Compete With Xiaomi’s Disruptive Business Model -- I co-wrote this article with VisionMobile's strategy director, Michael Vakulenko. The story weaves together several topics I address in my book, including seismic shifts in the smartphone market, (increasingly) unsustainable business models and the rise of low-cost, Chinese smartphone makers. Published on Mobil.se with a summary in Swedish (but the full article is available below in English, as well).
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Apple skapade den första revolutionen på telefonmarknaden genom att ta smarta telefoner till massmarknaden. Google står för den andra revolutionen med Android, en plattform som gjort det möjligt för andra tillverkare att ge sig in på smartphone-marknaden. Xiaomi kan nu vara på väg att skapa den tredje revolutionen. Men hur kan smartphone-tillverkare konkurrera med Xiaomis innovativa affärsmodell?
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Preparing to mail out copies of my book to the winners of my Goodreads giveaway. Shipping them to Idaho, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico & Ontario. Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway!
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Some news: I'm joining MIT Technology Review as an editor and moving to Cambridge. More info here: 
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My latest edtech story looks at engineers who left Facebook and Google to join Teachers Pay Teachers, a small NYC company that enables teachers to share and sell their learning materials with other teachers via an online marketplace. The article shows how companies can lure top talent from big-name firms by emphasizing a social good mission and the value of community. 
From 2013 to mid-2015, Rohan Vaidya worked at Facebook, where he helped the company establish and build a New York-based engineering team. Vaidya respected Facebook’s mission and appreciated the famous perks. But this September, he joined Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), a much smaller company that enab
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My latest edtech story looks at LinkedIn's efforts to build up its higher education marketing business: 
In the middle of LinkedIn’s Education Connect event last week, the company flashed a message across a big screen. It read: “We are committed to higher education and investing in its future.”It’s a message the professional networking site has spent the past 10 months preparing to deliver. It did so i
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Here's a video of me talking about the smartphone industry, including smartphone labor and privacy issues. Most of the information came from my book. Chris Spannos of teleSUR English TV conducted the interview and was a pleasure to work with. 

There is an unintentionally funny detail in this video. Let me know if you spot it. 
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Yalies, if you work in tech or are interested in tech, join other alums on 4/24 at the Yale Club for the 2015 Yale Tech conference. Speakers include Henry Blodget of Business Insider, Jennifer Fleiss of Rent The Runway and lots of VCs. I'll be interviewing editors and execs from Quartz and Gawker about the future of journalism. You can buy tickets here: https://yaletech2015.eventbrite.com.
Yale Tech is hosting its second annual conference, themed "Transforming Industries." Co-hosted by the Yale Club of New York City, the event will focus on emerging sectors, ones undergoing disruption, and the people making it happen. Hear from proven investors, operators and entrepreneurs on how they succeeded strategically. Meet fellow Yalies who can help your business grow or get your idea off the ground. Last year's inaugural conference in San...
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I'm kicking off 2015 with a Goodreads giveaway! If you'd like a copy of my book, The Smartphone, enter here. (Randomly chosen winners will get a hard copy of the book in the mail at the end of January.)
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Business/technology reporter
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Author of The Smartphone, a book about the smartphone industry.
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Not in on the joke in this Daily Show segment: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-january-11-2011/verizon-iphone-announcement. Also just realized one of my Forbes stories appeared in this Sprint video (around the 1:28 mark) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUvytjoMDC8&list=UUQChm2baI0sj0FZLazOkDuQ&index=111
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  • Columbia University
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  • MIT Technology Review
    Business Reports Editor, present
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New Haven, CT - New York City - Seoul - Hong Kong