OLD Media Moves

VentureBeat hires senior contributor, European correspondent

October 14, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

VentureBeat news editor Harrison Weber has posted the following staff hires:

Today I’m proud to welcome two new members to the VentureBeat team: Senior Contributing Writer Emil Protalinski and European Correspondent Chris O’Brien!

I first had the pleasure of working with Emil at The Next Web, where he covered a wide range of tech news for two years straight. Before The Next Web, Emil published stories at Neowin, Ars Technica, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET.

Emil is known for his speed and precision — two factors which have frustrated the competition, including yours truly. Now that he’s on our team, I’m looking forward to spending less time cursing his name. Watch for Emil’s stories here and on Twitter.

Chris O’Brien joins us from the LA Times and, before that, the San Jose Mercury News, where he covered Silicon Valley tech companies at length. Now based in Toulouse, France, Chris will help expand VentureBeat’s European tech coverage.

In addition to keeping tabs on major tech and business news stories, Chris will also keep an eye on France’s local tech scene.

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