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WSJ’s Manjoo to become NYT’s tech reviewer

January 16, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Farhad Manjoo, who joined The Wall Street Journal four months ago, is joining the New York Times business news section to become its new tech gadget columnist.

Peter Kafka of Re/code writes, “Manjoo joined the Journal last September, after a five-year stint at Slate. Pogue left the Times in November for Yahoo, where he launched a new consumer tech site this month.

“Late last year the Journal announced it had assembled a new team of reviewers to replace Walt Mossberg, who left the paper to start this Web site.

“I’ve asked Manjoo, along with representatives for the Journal and the Times, for comment.”

Read more here.  At Slate, he chronicled the rise of mobile devices, Facebook’s ascendancy, Google’s rebirth under Larry Page, Apple’s transition under Tim Cook, and Amazon’s ever-soaring ambitions.

Manjoo is adapting his 2012 Fast Company cover story on Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook into a book for Simon & Schuster. Manjoo’s previous book, “True Enough: Learning To Live in a Post-Fact Society,” was published in 2008.

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