What’s Yahoo Doing with This Famed Tech Journalist?
Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer and beloved New York Times tech columnist David Pogue are teaming up on a new Yahoo consumer tech website, the two announced on Monday. Pogue has written for The New York Times for 13 years, makes a series of humorous tech videos, and has contributed to CBS News Sunday Morning and Scientific American.
Another New York Times reporter, Brian Stelter, tweeted the news, saying, “Longtime NYT columnist David @Pogue ‘is leaving to help launch a consumer-tech site at Yahoo,’ per an internal memo.” Pogue responded on Twitter, saying, “Yes, it’s true: After 13 years, I’m leaving the NY Times to start a new tech site (and much more) at Yahoo,” according to a TechCrunch report.
Mayer, meanwhile, said in a post on Yahoo’s Tumblr page, “David will lead a major expansion of consumer tech coverage on Yahoo and will publish columns, blog posts and video stories that demystify the gadgets, apps and technology that powers our users’ daily lives.”