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Rob Pegoraro
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The block button on Twitter can get a bad reputation when people in a position of power use to ensure they won’t hear a dissenting but informed voice–even when it might help them do their job or their work outright requires it. Think of investor and Web…
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Our almost-six-year-old is already in multiple marketing databases, and it’s all my fault: Once our daughter couldn’t depart with us for free, we started signing her up for frequent-travel programs. The price of miles and points are already baked into the…
Our almost-six-year-old is already in multiple marketing databases, and it’s all my fault: Once our daughter couldn’t depart with us for free, we started signing her up for frequent-tra…
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On Monday, the United States of America celebrated its 240th birthday. Things have gone pretty much downhill for us since. Tuesday morning, police officers in Baton Rouge shot and killed Alton Sterling outside a convenience store as bystanders Abdullah…
On Monday, the United States of America celebrated its 240th birthday. Things have gone pretty much downhill for us since. Tuesday morning, police officers in Baton Rouge shot and killed Alton Ster…
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PARIS–I’m still not a fan of taking notes on paper, but I was glad I had a reporter’s notepad in my bag when I flew here to moderate six panels at the VivaTechnology Paris conference. Why? As I was getting ready to head over to my first talk yesterday…
PARIS–I’m still not a fan of taking notes on paper, but I was glad I had a reporter’s notepad in my bag when I flew here to moderate six panels at the VivaTechnology Paris confere…
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I came back from a conference today (this time, the distinctly low-key CE Week), which means I also returned with a few USB flash drives adorned with some company’s logo. That, in turn, means I have to find some way to get rid of those pocket-sized…
I came back from a conference today (this time, the distinctly low-key CE Week), which means I also returned with a few USB flash drives adorned with some company’s logo. That, in turn, means…
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heh, all of them are those cheapo do-not-trust-them reliability models.
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The other week, I engaged in a futile exercise to avoid having to pay for extra storage in my Google Apps account by getting a few years’ worth of old pitches out of my PR folder. It would have been a quick process if I’d just dragged those thousands of…
The other week, I engaged in a futile exercise to avoid having to pay for extra storage in my Google Apps account by getting a few years’ worth of old pitches out of my PR folder. It would ha…
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This has been another awful news week for civilization in general. When are things not going to suck around here? 7/14/2016: How to see if your apps know too much about you, Yahoo Finance This was my first and, I hope, last piece to riff on Pokemon Go–I…
This has been another awful news week for civilization in general. When are things not going to suck around here? 7/14/2016: How to see if your apps know too much about you, Yahoo Finance This was …
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This has been an exhausting week in all the wrong ways. I won’t miss it. 7/6/2016: The worst thing Hillary Clinton did with her email, Yahoo Finance I started writing this story months ago as a general guide to staying secure while staying connected…
This has been an exhausting week in all the wrong ways. I won’t miss it. 7/6/2016: The worst thing Hillary Clinton did with her email, Yahoo Finance I started writing this story months ago as…
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After going 25 years without setting foot in France, I returned to Paris barely a month after May’s horribly-overdue reunion to moderate a round of panels at Viva Technology Paris, a new conference put on by the French business-news group Les Echos and…
After going 25 years without setting foot in France, I returned to Paris barely a month after May’s horribly-overdue reunion to moderate a round of panels at Viva Technology Paris, a new conf…
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I’m halfway through an obnoxiously transatlantic fortnight: I spent four days in New York this past week for CE Week, and Tuesday I fly to Paris to moderate a handful of panels at the VivaTechnology conference. But when I step off the plane at Dulles a…
I’m halfway through an obnoxiously transatlantic fortnight: I spent four days in New York this past week for CE Week, and Tuesday I fly to Paris to moderate a handful of panels at the VivaTec…
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For weeks now, I’ve been besieged with PR pitches about the right Father’s Day tech gift to get. You know what makes a great Father’s Day present? Letting Dad sleep in and/or get a nap. (That’s also a good Mother’s Day gift; I was glad to do my part to…
For weeks now, I’ve been besieged with PR pitches about the right Father’s Day tech gift to get. You know what makes a great Father’s Day present? Letting Dad sleep in and/or get …
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This embarrassingly short list of stories doesn’t include one post I wrote for Yahoo Finance about changes to Apple’s treatment of subscription-based iOS apps and my USA Today Q&A column on the state of Android backup, both of which should go up Monday…
This embarrassingly short list of stories doesn’t include one post I wrote for Yahoo Finance about changes to Apple’s treatment of subscription-based iOS apps and my USA Today Q&A c…
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    Journalist, 1993 - 2011
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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Curious, sometimes cranky freelance tech journalist; occasional international statesman of goodwill
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I try to make sense of computers, consumer electronics, telecom services, the Internet, software and other things that beep or blink through my reporting, reviewing and analysis. I've done that in multiple channels: print, Web, social media, radio, TV, podcasts and public-speaking appearances.

The bulk of my work so far has been at the Washington Post, where I wrote a consumer-tech column for the Business section from September of 1999 to April of 2011. For most of those years, I also hosted Web chats, did a weekly Q&A tech feature and blogged for the paper.

I started at the Post in 1993 by sorting mail and answering phones. I also proofread copy, assigned and edited stories, spent an unholy amount of time in meetings, wrote for almost every section of the paper (National, Metro, Style, Sports, Business, Health, Food, Home, Weekend, Real Estate, Outlook, Sunday Arts, Sunday Source, Travel, Book World and the Magazine), and appeared on the front page all of three times.
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Married, one kid. Have run two marathons and biked 11 centuries (but none recently!). Can tie a bow tie by hand.
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