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Deputy business editor at the Los Angeles Times, overseeing tech coverage. FAQ: It's burr-KOH-vih-see.

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Joined Twitter 7/22/09


@mathewi @pilhofer Newark is a nightmare airport, but possibly more convenient if your destination is midtown Manha… https://t.co/AOpMpKVqRq @Mr_Twamley easy call, seems like the kind of workplace where tip-skimming is rampant so
2/14
2020
"While 'tech worker' conjures images of well-paid professionals in fleece vests, a Times analysis...showed Sanders… https://t.co/XGFcTHU0zl
Retweeted by Jeff Bercovicigotta admit, these Bloomberg memes are pretty good https://t.co/ZHG5g0BIOAOh man wait until Trump and Bernie supporters hear about this thing called "memes" https://t.co/YIcRK6dveWSanders and Warren—big tech's two loudest critics on the campaign trail—lead in donations from Amazon employees. A… https://t.co/vYETNY4mpN
Retweeted by Jeff Bercovici @BernieSanders @SamAugustDean A surprising number of Amazon employees used their campaign contribution as an opport… https://t.co/ivi71c5d1FIn 2019 @BernieSanders was the most popular Democratic candidate with donors who work at the biggest tech companies… https://t.co/ktQNJ0Q79l @DanBeucke even in the best of all possible worlds this joke wasn't gonna land @espiers Arianna Huffington used to dictate her blog posts and have other people's printed out for her, IIRC
2/13
2020
@ashleymayer for god's sake, should the VCs have to do all the work? @ashleymayer seriously. have some respect for journalistic norms: the comms person writes the op-ed, then the paper… https://t.co/TsThh50XSb @jcahealey @ZaidJilani gotta have somewhere to spend those BloomBucks @ZaidJilani I used to write about the media business so I remember that at Bloomberg LP, when people badged in and… https://t.co/H2IBlSDf8E @fmanjoo The real threat to Amazon's retail dominance isn't antitrust, it's a carbon tax. The phenomenon you descri… https://t.co/H70zGm4e3a @mmasnick he would have Obama's endorsement, if Obama would endorse him already. that's something! @MattZeitlin "so is bernie as much of a curmudgeon as he comes off?" is a question that seems designed in a lab to make some heads explode @ppolitics @HardballChris @MSNBC_Breaking how long has it been since his kids visited him? at least 3-4 years, from the sound of it
2/12
2020
@justinhendrix ah right you are! i didn't remember seeing it, but maybe I osmosed ithttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/12… https://t.co/fUsFmdLlZ6 @pareene there's that. It depends what's going on in the news cycle, if there's something he wants to avoid getting… https://t.co/XW23xa8QBrI have a politics prediction I want to get on the record so I can point to it later, when I'm right: Depending who… https://t.co/lvVG9DjenD @ashleymayer throw in no cards and you have the deal my wife and I just cut @qhardy my favorite part of this clip is how long the closed captioner takes to figure out what word "aberrition" is supposed to be @mcoatney revealing in a different waySo many Game Theory Brain Geniuses out there treating this election like it's fantasy footballAn exit poll question I think would be revealing, especially this year, is "Would you have voted for the same candi… https://t.co/AeuBQNztNR @ewiesen @noUpside Also I think you'll find what "transit twitter" wants is more mixed-mode options. Sure, very few… https://t.co/7rgoEQHlS0 @ewiesen @noUpside Sure. But she was talking about commuting across town from Telegraph Hill to Potrero. It's 4 mil… https://t.co/kw2WfsgzFt @noUpside @ewiesen I don't know the math, but I'm all in favor of kids getting to school via bus vs. in cars. I jus… https://t.co/VGeoC5Igpn @alibreland I don't work in comms but "act like a real reporter" is a line of attack i'd probably save for journali… https://t.co/ktxeNAsTpv
2/11
2020
@noUpside @ewiesen also, for many of us "things that people with families would benefit from" includes better bike… https://t.co/Ldy4KsnYSt @noUpside @ewiesen I don't know how many kids you have or how big they are, or if you have other reasons not to bik… https://t.co/v1OgRJuTaE @nickrizzo it's just a huge missing piece. like, either we're gonna come out of our stagnation with innovative resp… https://t.co/v2ICAbegpb @Pflax1 sounds like someone needs an electric cargo bike @nickrizzo good essay. I'd bet the "tech executive" was Thiel, so many of these ideas are his. Weird not to ID him,… https://t.co/VOwfhMjJs1 @ldtimmerman I appreciate the credit you give me with that "re-" @bcmerchant explanation: he's a stealth socialist. his plan is to hire all Americans but pay them so little they ne… https://t.co/FQOvfA02zNI have a whole theory about how we got here as a society, via watching reality TV singing/baking/hairdressing compe… https://t.co/VLWu6kHnBbListening to some guy on NPR say he supported Biden but now is undecided after his poor debate performances, I am s… https://t.co/ZgRBlkl9NF @SarahNEmerson my only problem with the article was the headline @mikerothstein @mbillman9 @jockoe28 @rayray1222 @rebeljournalst @jochsner4 @NightMoves212 @markakellogg @JRussellMI… https://t.co/HVsjYLRcJ7
2/10
2020
listen, Vice editors: anyone can write a clicky headline by just pretending the article says whatever you want it t… https://t.co/VjNyzrNVq5This is quite a headline for an article by a person who is currently a climate activist, according to the article https://t.co/dbb7Hom6cj @VICE wtf is this complete trolljob of a headline? the article ends by her saying she's still a climate activist, o… https://t.co/vLjEGBYg3g
2/8
2020
@Kantrowitz do you know what a guarantee is @Kantrowitz if i send you one of Ramona doing this can you guarantee it will get more likesMy favorite newish investigative journalism site, @Sludge, was looking into ACRONYM, the nonprofit behind the app t… https://t.co/HWMnp6OgA1 @micsolana it's def a difficult one to keep. this is an invitation for a lot more slippage, inasmuch is there is no… https://t.co/mAI1gjy7Hq @mathewi "ATM machine." Also slightly off topic, but people say "[x] kebab" to mean something with a skewer through… https://t.co/MpOE44CWx5 @micsolana in this case, the world wouldn't be any the poorer this piece didn't exist @micsolana it happens all the time. we just killed a piece last week because a source backed out of using his name.… https://t.co/A6kENV4W6SIf "I'm worried people on Twitter will attack me" becomes an accepted reason for granting sources anonymity, there… https://t.co/HrTVgbbOnF @felixsalmon for sure. air travel breaks people's brains, they think "a 90-minute flight!" instead of "a 4-hour transportation saga"
2/7
2020
@chriscolin3000 but if she's bigger I can at least see her coming. velociraptor vs. t-rexMy life is like a horror movie, except instead of everything getting eerily quiet, it's me thinking "my back actual… https://t.co/GyzCmypPwpfrom a tipster, photo of a16z partners after a pitch session https://t.co/aKWLTGPDtVwhen you're in the business of betting on extremely low-probability outcomes it maybe distorts your sense of risk a… https://t.co/UwdjZ6HeUS
2/6
2020
@jtemple @RMac18 @jamiew Silicon Valley invented "done is better than perfect" @TaylorLorenz an 80-year-old with a walker in NYC clears the crosswalk faster than a 25-year-old on his way to the gym in Berkeley @RMac18 1. only build companies that have the potential to scale fast to billions of users 2. don't think too much… https://t.co/c3FbIM5mLx @suhaunah I started occasionally wearing reading glasses this year, mostly on Fridays when my eyes are extra tired… https://t.co/iqBNwhFoH9
2/5
2020
The Times @jeffbercovici puts some of the pieces together on Shadow, the tech firm taking heat for an unprecedented… https://t.co/XOEEqPajVc
Retweeted by Jeff Bercovici @ShadowIncHQ When you say "independent": What % of Shadow is owned by Acronym? Acronym initially reported it had "a… https://t.co/dwnrSk7IDB @balajis except a politician didn't code this app, a former Google engineer did @SamAugustDean sam @cyantist I have wondered. say more?
2/4
2020
Show recommendation: "Cheer," which is exactly "Friday Night Lights" but 1)a documentary 2)about cheerleaders 3)wit… https://t.co/hFA3c64Gby @Pflax1 for real, it's bizarre they apparently are letting it stand @Pflax1 ha, I was going for a traffic joke, might've missed the mark @Pflax1 I'm afraid if they stopped to fix this headline, thousands more would be stuck waiting in line behind it, b… https://t.co/uXipDnEGxX @jonahweiner wow Jonah, didn't realize you hate school teachers @nickrizzo RSR ftwAs a rule, we newspaper editors prefer to read an article before writing the headline on it. But sometimes you just… https://t.co/q09ZnihpXX @Quan if you drive regularly and think you've never almost killed a cyclist, you're not a great driver. you're a te… https://t.co/18JUoKpImqwasn't Weev's whole thing that Daily Stormer would pull people into white nationalism by acting like it was a big j… https://t.co/GHVtIYAxUu"I thought that we were promoting an agenda here that people believed in, but it seems that virtually all of you do… https://t.co/LPYPUjc4Mo"Viruses often spark panic. But the coronavirus has spread something else besides misinformation and false rumors:… https://t.co/fxR66K7yei
Retweeted by Jeff Bercovici @RMac18 didn't Facebook also recently hire someone who played a role in the family separations policy, or am I misremembering?In response to California's new freelance work law, Uber is already changing in ways that drivers, and some passeng… https://t.co/YYtfkWtexZ @dceiver I think you mean "crazy"I'm inherently "suspicious" of any "argument" requiring this many "scare quotes" https://t.co/mlZsO38rEB
2/3
2020
@SarahNEmerson omg if it is it's brilliant
2/1
2020
@espiers https://t.co/vbPjdJ0wma @qhardy time of death? @charliejane antibiotic --> probiotic --> symbiotic It's called the biolectic @InsideCableNews honestly, would reflect better on himTech journos who've been blocked by Marc longer than I have, how does this work? Do I stop getting invited to the A… https://t.co/GmQZyayL21this is the only other time I've mentioned him in the past year. I get blocking journalists you see as haters but,… https://t.co/Hyxu7cJyTo @Matthaber I know, I was always kind of proud of not being blocked by him for that exact reason. I thought maybe my… https://t.co/CoscHBhjXxdon't tell me it was this cup of weak tea https://t.co/d0Rw8YiDkuI suppose I knew this day would come, but I don't really understand why now? https://t.co/xzP2u7LqhG @candacejackson my best friend in high school in Milwaukee insisted on rolling the windows down all winter long and… https://t.co/W8pPhBDnOVMark Zuckerberg has a secret dinner with Donald Trump and Peter Thiel at the White House and still hasn't said what… https://t.co/cmb8S6rjYMIf I were Facebook, I think I'd be on balance grateful for this George Soros op-ed, which makes at best a C- versio… https://t.co/9vT7VBjQIl
1/31
2020
@Larakate @WillStick naw some dudes right across the street...i think they may be startup guys, or possibly day tra… https://t.co/OiW8QTSihG @qhardy in the sun or in the reflection of its rays on my neighbor's blindingly white belly? @Turlough7 @johnjcook yes, John doesn't know much about Greek theater, or "amphorae" as they called it, so I'm helping him @WillStick is that from weekend at bernie's?It's 61 degrees in Berkeley and my neighbors across the street are out sunbathing shirtless in their driveway like this is Moscow @johnjcook John, it's a reference to classical Greek drama, wherein a "deus," or god, would appear and rescue a pro… https://t.co/fh9FcikCLj
1/30
2020

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