I'm Tim Bradshaw, a tech reporter at the Financial Times in San Francisco.
I cover news, innovations, deals and trends in Silicon Valley, with a particular interest in the smartphone world and hardware startups. My beat companies include Apple, Twitter and Yahoo.
I write for the newspaper and FT.com, as well as the FT Tech Blog.
I moved to the SF Bay Area in June 2012 after four years as the FT's digital media correspondent in London. I've been covering technology for almost 10 years now.
email tim [dot] bradshaw [at] ft [dot] com
office (+1) 415 445 5603
(I prefer to get PR pitches via email.)
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One of the greatest threats we face is, simply put, bullshit. We are drowning it. We are drowning in partisan rhetoric that is just true enough not to be a lie; in industry-sponsored research; in social media’s imitation of human connection; in legalese and corporate double-speak. It infects every facet of public life, corrupting our discourse, wrecking our trust in major institutions, lowering our standards for the truth, making it harder to achieve anything. ”
[Apple] could release a revolutionary 60-inch 4K TV for $99 with built-in nanobots to assemble and dispense free smartwatches, and people would complain that it should cost $49 and the nanobots aren’t open enough. ”
My first OpEd piece for this weekend’s Financial Times, discussing what the 17-year-old app millionaire tells us about London and California’s startup scenes (reg req)
I’m trying out Flipboard’s new make-a-magazine feature in v2.0 of its excellent iPad app. To subscribe, click this link from an iPad or search for my name in the app.
This one is full of stories I stumble upon (by other people) that give me that scary/exciting tingle of brave new worlds forming…
What are the labor laws in a world where workforce is on demand? And an even bigger question is how are we as a society going to create rules, when data, feedback and, most importantly, reputation are part an always-shifting equation? ”
Before 2006, the phrase “zombie apocalypse” had appeared just twice in The New York Times, the first time in a 2003 article about the director Danny Boyle and his horror film “28 Days Later.” But last year it logged 20 appearances — in political columns, in television coverage and in an article about peanut butter-and-pickle sandwiches. ”