Hi there

I live in San Francisco and make things — and companies (and teams) that make things. On the internet.

These days I'm a VP of Product at Aol, where I co-direct Alpha, the company's consumer products lab. We're trying out all kinds of neat stuff, like Pip and Starlike. Prior to Alpha I ran the design team for Aol's Brands division.

I love all manner of technology products, so I also co-host a show called MVP where I talk about them every week.

In 2008 I founded a startup called gdgt ("gadget") that helped people find the right stuff to buy, write really beautiful reviews, and connect with other owners of products they wanted or owned. Aol acquired that company in 2013.

Before that, in 2004 I helped co-found Engadget and Joystiq, which were for many years the most widely read technology and games publications in the world (and progenitors to The Verge and Polygon).

Occasionally I also write things for publications like the New York Times and TechCrunch.


Besides my own stuff, I mentor, advise, and invest in other startups. I've been lucky enough to work with some fantastic companies, including ShypAbout.me, and Milk, to name a few.

I'm also a startup mentor at Highway1, a hardware incubator based in San Francisco.

Get in touch

I'd love to hear from you! You can find me on Twitter, or (if you're NOT adding me to a pitch list) .