Recent Profiles

SWMS Profile: Frederic Lardinois, TechCrunch

TechCrunch writer Frederic Lardinois loves cranking out the news, often four posts per day. He also could be mistaken for TC's "Google" reporter; by our count about 20 percent of his posts are Google-related. (He'll even Tweet the pic of what the Google cafeteria serves for lunch.)

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SWMS Profile: Jason Del Rey, AllThingsD

Springboarded from the Wall Street Journal more than a decade ago, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher consistently attract top talent to their AllThingsD team. Now in his third month as ATD's e-commerce and online payments reporter, Jason Del Rey has fit right in.

Updated 8/27 with Jason's online profile and guidance on embargoes.

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Profile: Laurianne McLaughlin, InformationWeek

"I write an awful lot of the headlines," InformationWeek.com editor-in-chief Laurianne McLaughlin says in this week's SWMS Profile. "When you see a funny headline, I have really done my job because not only have I Informed you, I have made you laugh." Laurianne's most important role as she sees it: to be a "trusted advisor" to IT, now in transition as never before.

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SWMS Profile: Nick Bilton, lead technology writer, New York Times

New York Times lead technology writer Nick Bilton loves technology. For three years, before he moved West, he was a user interface specialist at the NYT's R&D lab. He even named his dog Pixel. And yet, a big part of Nick's work seems to reflect misgivings about tech and its unintended impact on society.

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SWMS Profile - Colleen Taylor, TechCrunch

Colleen Taylor's career is hot and may get hotter. Currently she's well into her second year at TechCrunch, or more to the point, TechCrunch TV, on which she appears more than any other TC reporter. Colleen co-hosts CrunchWeek, produces frequent TC Cribs segments, interviews newsmakers backstage at TC Disrupt and occasionally invites vendors to be interviewed on set at TechCrunch TV's San Francisco studios. 

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