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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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Ultra-wired Korea is paying more attention to smartphone addiction than any other country. Here’s what Korean researchers have found. [My latest mobile tech story, published on Medium]
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“Smartphones are the new fake bags of counterfeiting.” I talked to Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald/The Age newspapers about gray market smartphones (a topic I cover in my new book): 
The author of a new book on the smartphone industry claims Chinese factories two-time their clients, producing fake iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones for the black market in extra production shifts.
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Some news: I wrote a book! About smartphones. It examines smartphones as devices (how they are designed, manufactured, and disposed of); analyzes the smartphone industry (how smartphones are marketed and sold); and looks at the health, social, and cultural ramifications of our obsession with these gadgets. 

The book, which is aptly called The Smartphone: Anatomy of an Industry, is published now and you can check it out on Amazon, as well as in Barnes & Noble bookstores, and in independent bookstores (links below). 

http://www.amazon.com/Smartphone-Anatomy-Industry-Elizabeth-Woyke/dp/1595589635/ 
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-smartphone-elizabeth-woyke/1117046212?ean=9781595589637
http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781595589637 
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Spotify & the New York City Dept. of Ed held a hackathon to create apps and other tools for music education. There was singing, dancing and lots of coding:
“You have so much energy for people who have been awake for, like, a year!” cried Jean-Philip Grobler, leader of the Brooklyn band St. Lucia. He was addressing a crowd of developers and educators who had gathered at a Manhattan co-working space to create music education tools in a weekend hackathon
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What a great article on the motivations behind, the day of, and the resulting apps of the nyc's first ever hackathon.
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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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Do you know what "wireless waste" is? It's what happens when we overpay for smartphone data that we never use. The Utne Reader excerpted this section about wireless waste from my book: 
How supersized smartphone plans and mobile data cause consumers to waste their dollars.
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Millions of Chinese tourists are flocking to South Korea’s Jeju island. Why? Duty-free stores + visa-free travel policy + tropical fun + love of Korean drama shows are major factors. I visited Jeju to investigate and wrote this package of stories for Forbes Asia magazine. Check out the November issue or read the stories online here: 
South Korea's scenic Jeju island is a magnet for young Chinese women on the hunt for discount cosmetics. The big winner: AmorePacific.
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If you're interested in hearing about my new book -- or just want to talk about the smartphone industry and smartphone culture -- please come to my book discussion at the Yale University bookstore next Thursday (10/9) at 6:30 pm. Located in downtown New Haven, Connecticut. 
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