My name showed up at a couple of new places this week. FYI: The coming week won’t feature my work on a typical schedule, because Yahoo Tech and I agreed to push my weekly column back from Tuesday so I could offer my take later in the week on the European tech trade show IFA. That, in turn, may explain why I’m posting this so late: I still have to pack.
8/25/2014: Making Space for More Tech Firms in New York City, Urban Land
I combined old and new reporting to generate this piece on the real-estate market for New York-based startups. I dropped a letter out of one source’s last name; we’ve since corrected the mistake
8/26/2014: ‘Zero Rating’: The Pros and Cons of Free Online Access, Yahoo Tech
My thinking on this subject changed radically as I kept talking to people involved in this issue.
8/26/2014: A Recent History of Free ‘Zero Rated’ Online Access in the U.S., Yahoo Tech
This sidebar about domestic efforts by various companies to make mobile access to their services a no-surcharge proposition led me to an interesting, post-column chat with a CEO involved in this market.
8/29/2014: The Best Wireless Carriers, The Wirecutter
I have been working on this project for months, meaning I’ve had the pleasure of redoing calculations of two-year costs at the major nationwide wireless carriers more than once, sometimes more than twice. I don’t know why nobody’s found a mathematical error in the piece yet. If you have a question about this lengthy piece, check the comments; I may have answered it already there.
8/31/2014: How to check your Internet connection, USA Today
This column topic has been locked inside “Break Glass In Case Of Journalistic Emergency” box for the last two years and change. A cramped schedule and Time Warner Cable’s system-wide outage led me to conclude that this week was the right time for a column about debugging an apparently faulty Internet account.