OLD Media Moves

Politico publisher to launch tech news site

March 19, 2019

Posted by Chris Roush

Robert Allbritton, the executive chairman of private equity firm Perpetual Capital and publisher of Politico, is preparing to launch a global technology news site, reports Dylan Byers of NBC News.

Byers reports, “The new site, which Allbritton informally refers to as “Techco,” will aim to cover the technology industry as aggressively as Politico covers politics.

“• It will be helmed by veteran journalist Tim Grieve, who has served as vice president of news at McClatchy, editor-in-chief and president of National Journal and managing editor of Politico.

“Grieve calls from Brussels:

“• ‘The site will cover the global fight for control of power in tech.’

“• ‘It’s about the tech companies changing the world, and the regulators that are trying to rein them in.’

“• ‘It’s not just focused on San Francisco or Washington — it’s various places in and out of the United States … China and the Chinese tech companies will be a big part of it.'”

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