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This is happening, and you really don't want to miss it. #CNETmagazine  
CNET is starting a quarterly magazine, joining other media organizations that are capitalizing on their digital success with physical publications or outlets.
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Sign up for the Columbia Venture Community's big summer mixer on July 31st! Join alumni from Columbia, Berkeley & Stanford for delicious food, drinks & networking!
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Every startup has a story. Too often, as demonstrated with Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat, those origin stories are crammed with ego and infighting over money and control.

In contrast, the history of Box seems refreshingly straightforward.

[Been working on this one for months. Read more on +TechRepublic]
One of the most hotly-anticipated tech IPOs of 2014 is run by four childhood classmates who grew up and built a cloud computing juggernaut during their 20s.
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Don't miss the latest special feature from +ZDNet and +TechRepublic:
 "Storage: Fear, Loss, and Innovation in 2014"
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Has the startup scene in San Francisco just gone over the proverbial hipster edge at this point? The latest effort from Biz Stone would suggest so.

Read more about #Jelly  on  +ZDNet 
Summary: Has the startup scene in San Francisco just gone over the proverbial hipster edge at this point? The latest effort from Biz Stone would suggest so.
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November's pick tried to (unsuccessfully) connect some dots between datacenters, first dates, and a pair of chinos.

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It looks like Target is going to try to beat Amazon at its own game.

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It looks like Target is going to try to beat Amazon at its own game.
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Must read by +Zack Whittaker on +ZDNet 
These so-called "trusted third-parties" may be the most important tech companies you've never heard of. ZDNet reveals how these companies work as middlemen or "brokers" of customer data between ISPs and phone companies, and the U.S. government.
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Great weekend reading, courtesy of +TechRepublic!
Africans are taking control of their own destiny in technology, and Microsoft is no longer just giving away software but using its resources to fuel innovation fires instead.
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What was useful at CES 2014? +ZDNet and +TechRepublic filtered the most important products and trends for professionals.
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It's December, so these just HAVE to be holiday-related, right? Not necessarily. And then there were the attached infographics. I'm not even going to go into how absurd they are. You can take a look for yourself.

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Summary: It's December, so these just HAVE to be holiday-related, right? Not necessarily.
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An all-in-one device for credit and debit cards sounds both antiquated and too good to be true all at the same time.

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An all-in-one device for credit and debit cards sounds both antiquated and too-good-to-be-true all at the same time. So which is it?
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Education
  • Columbia University
    Journalism, 2007 - 2008
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Mass Communications, History, 2002 - 2006
  • Alliance Française (New York, Paris)
    French, 2007 - 2010
  • Queen Sofia Spanish Institute (New York)
    Spanish, 2008 - 2009
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Introduction

Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. 

She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish America Magazine and the New York Daily News, among others. 

Rachel has a B.A. in Mass Communications and History from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, where she served as art director for the student magazine, Plated.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing trumpet, learning rock climbing and archery, and listening to NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour. Someday she also will be perfectly fluent in both French and Spanish. Someday.

Bragging rights
I won the middle school geography bee in sixth grade.
Work
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Journalist
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  • CBS Interactive
    Staff Writer, 2011 - present
  • ZDNet
    Contributing Editor, 2009 - 2011
  • Ministère de l'Education Nationale
    Language Assistant, 2009 - 2010
  • CBS News
    Associate Producer (Temp), 2009 - 2009
  • The Business Insider
    Editorial Intern, 2008 - 2009
  • Fast Company
    Editorial Intern, 2007 - 2008
  • CNN
    Editorial Intern, 2004 - 2005
  • The Daily Californian
    Contributing Editor, 2003 - 2005
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San Francisco, CA
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Paris, France - New York, NY - Lille, France
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How to deal with the French bureaucracy? | Ask a Frenchman!
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Here are some tips to manage to have successful interactions when dealing with the French bureaucracy.

‘How I Met Your Mother’ recap: Did the 200th episode ShamROCK your world...
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You know that moment where you learn something about a person and suddenly they’re not who you thought they were? Tonight’s 200th episode of

Matt Zoller Seitz on the 11 Breaking Bad Episodes He Can’t Shake
www.vulture.com

Maybe it's best to think of this as a New Hampshire cabin viewing list.

Amid NSA spying scandal, the gloves are off for EU's justice chief | ZDNet
www.zdnet.com

No longer is the EU standing for U.S. lobbying and policy pushing. The EU's Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding is back in the trenches. The

WinterIsComing.net
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News and rumors about HBO's Game of Thrones

The Daily Cartoon
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Online version of the weekly magazine, with current articles, cartoons, blogs, audio, video, slide shows, an archive of articles and abstrac

Official Store - TOMS Shoes - One for One - A Pair of New Shoes is Given...
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TOMS was founded on a simple premise: For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One.

Scotland Contemplates Going Rogue: Vote on Independence Coming in 2014
gawker.com

All the hours we've spent losing ourselves in the rich velvet tapestries of premium cable's sexiest historical dramas have guided us to this

David Remnick: A Scandal at the Bolshoi Ballet
www.newyorker.com

Sometimes an institution has an uncanny way of embodying the society to which it belongs. At the Bolshoi, everyone had accepted some version

Seattle drinking den bans Google Glass geeks • The Register
www.theregister.co.uk

A Seattle bar has issued a preemptive ban of Google Glass to preserve the privacy of its tipplers. The 5 Point Cafe in Seattle announced pla

Theory | Bloomingdale's
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Shop for and buy theory online at Bloomingdale's. Find theory at Bloomingdale's.

Downton Abbey
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During its storied history - the longest-running prime time drama in American television - Masterpiece has remained steadfast in our commitm

London Calling: ZDNet gets its British groove on | ZDNet
www.zdnet.com

Welcome to London Calling: ZDNet’s home away from home, covering technology news in the UK and Europe.

Dancing with the tech stars (gallery) | ZDNet
www.zdnet.com

Can’t get enough of “Dancing with the Stars”? We decided to create our own version but the stars on this dance floor are tech execs

Selfish New Year’s resolutions for New Yorkers
www.timeout.com

Screw quitting some nasty habit. Instead, follow these New Year’s resolutions and become the cool, funny, sophisticated and envy-inducing lo

James Cameron on his dive: ‘culmination of a lifelong dream’ | SmartPlanet
www.smartplanet.com

James Cameron describes the mixture of exhilaration, discomfort and feelings of isolation and awe he experienced on his historic solo dive t

Turn that peanut allergy off | SmartPlanet
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By tacking peanut proteins onto blood cells, scientists have tricked the immune system into thinking that peanuts aren’t a threat for those

VW up! hopes to shake up small car market | SmartPlanet
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Volkswagen’s new model, the up!, promises to combine fuel economy, space efficiency, safety features, and accessible financing options for t

The staff here was nice enough. Came in on a Groupon...and I was definitely treated like it. That is to say they knew I wasn't paying full price. Not only did it take several attempts over MONTHS to get an appointment time, which is odd considering the place was empty when I went, they also didn't pay much attention to me while I was there. The haircut went well, but wasn't much different from an experience at Supercuts. I guess they got the job done.
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