San Francisco, CA
Hi. I'm Josh and I write tech news and analysis for TechCrunch. I'm an experienced public speaker, having moderated fireside chats and panels at over a dozen conferences including SXSW and TechCrunch Disrupt. You can read my TechCrunch articles here, and follow me on Twitter for up-to-the-minute tech news analysis.
I specialize in critical analysis of social and communications technologies. My goal is to bring readers deep insight into the ramifications of breaking news from startups and tech giants alike. I uphold the truth and fight for the user experience.
My beats include Facebook, Google, advertising, music, dating, ecommerce, and social good. I love writing in-depth launch profiles of new startups. My on-stage interviews have included Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, and a hilarious panel with founders of Rap Genius.
Prior to TechCrunch, I designed a Stanford University Master's program in Cybersociology to study how humans interact through technology. I researched privacy, anonymity, meme popularity cycles, and how tech is changing interpersonal relationships. I graduated in 2009, and also completed a Bachelor's in Social Psychology with honors at Stanford in 2007.
I'm an avid art lover and concert attendee, spending my free time bouncing between SF Bay Area cultural events. At my best, I seem to be in several places at once.
I'm relentlessly curious, obsessed with the abundant beauty of the universe, and I want to share what I learn with you.
Please reach out if you have tips on unannounced acquisitions, funding rounds, or other tech news. If you'd like to pitch your company, please send a brief description of what you do along with notes on your traction and funding situation. I'm available to TV, print, and online media outlets for comment. And if you have an event you'd like me to speak at, I'd be happy to discuss.