How Sorkin uses technology to cover M&A
Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times and CNBC talked about what technology he uses to cover Wall Street firms and mergers and acquisitions.
Here is an excerpt:
What are your favorite tech tools for keeping track of mergers, acquisitions and everything in between?
First, you need to know I’m a gadget junkie. I love technology. I live on an iPhone X and a MacBook Pro.
The single best device I use, by a mile, is AirPods, Apple’s wireless headphones. I wear them all day, switching between phone calls and music — and sometimes I just leave them in my ears during conversations (looking ridiculous). Still, the amount of time you’ll save no longer untangling wires is real.
As for information, I’m on Twitter too much; it is still the best news feed out there. (I have two Twitter accounts; one that’s very public and one under another name I use only to follow people for work. I find it works better than creating “lists.”) I occasionally use Buffer to coordinate social media posts when we’re launching something new or trying to push out a particular story.
For talking to sources, I find that more of my conversations are happening on encrypted messaging apps like Signal, Telegram and Confide, though when it is even remotely sensitive, I still always get on the phone.
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