Google hires tech reporter
Rip Empson of TechCrunch reports that Caroline McCarthy, a social media writer at CNET, has been hired by Google a member of its incipient “Trends and Insights Team.”
Empson reports, “McCarthy has been a writer at CNET for 5 years, since she started at the media outlet as a 21-year-old. Fresh out of college, she began working at CNET as an entry-level general assignment reporter. She was then formally assigned to cover social media and Web 2.0 about a year later, and began her column ‘The Social’ at the same time.
“May 6 will be McCarthy’s last day at CNET, and she’s slated to start at Google on the 16th. As to what she’ll do before heading to the Googleplex? A trip into the California wilderness. (Presumably to prepare herself for the data-mining ahead.)
“You can read the rest of McCarthy’s announcement on her blog here.”
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