Articles by Dan Lyons

25th Apr, 2016

Into the "Disrupted" whirlwind

By | April 25th, 2016|Tech|0 Comments

Disrupted coverThe last few weeks have been crazy and a bit surreal. “Disrupted” came out, and after that everything went into a blur. In the past month I’ve been in LA for 10 days, New York for media around the book, Boston for parties and readings, then a week of events in San Francisco. I thought when I got home things would slow down, and they have, a little bit, but […]

25th Mar, 2016

My events for "Disrupted"

By | March 25th, 2016|Tech|0 Comments

Disrupted coverFriends: Hachette Book Group has lined up a few things for me around the launch of my terribly exciting and not-at-all controversial new book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble. Here are some events you might want to attend:

Wednesday April 6, WorkBar, Cambridge, 7 p.m., with Harvard Bookstore

Thursday April 7, Google Boston, 2 p.m., with Harvard Bookstore.

Thursday April 7, Launch Party, Empire Boston, Seaport District, hosted by Version […]

25th Mar, 2016

Be there or be square: my San Francisco appearances

By | March 25th, 2016|Tech|0 Comments

Disrupted cover

You may have heard that I have a new book coming out.

The nice people at Hachette Book Group are sending me on a mini book tour. The smoke-filled party bus will swing through San Francisco the week of April 11, reeking of patchouli oil and festooned with peace signs. Here’s where I’ll be:

Tuesday April 12, Litquake event, Alamo Drafthouse, San Francisco, 7 p.m.

Wednesday April 13, Kepler’s, Menlo Park, […]

1st Jan, 2016

2015 Prediction Scorecard: Wow Was I Wrong

By | January 1st, 2016|Tech|0 Comments

Saturday Night Live

One year ago I was starting a new job at Gawker, where I was going to write the Valleywag blog. That adventure was cut short when I ruptured disk while skiing, but not before I made a bunch of incredibly bad predictions for 2015, in an post headlined, Predictions For 2015: There Will Be Blood. I hate making predictions because I suck at it and my predictions […]

3rd Jun, 2015

I can't get excited about the Apple Watch

By | June 3rd, 2015|Tech|0 Comments

It’s been out for a while now, long enough for everyone to write their day-one reviews, and then write their “What it’s like to live with Apple Watch for a week” reviews, and then to do the long-form essays about the implications of Apple Watch (I worked with a guy who used to call that kind of story a “thumb-sucker”) — and after all that I still have no desire to own one, or even any desire to go to […]

3rd Jun, 2015

Dick Costolo on the hot seat at Twitter

By | June 3rd, 2015|Tech|0 Comments

Wall Street wants him out, says Business Insider. The problem is they can’t figure out who can replace him.

As I wrote in January, on Valleywag (There Will Be Blood):

The problem is I’m not sure anyone can do better. Twitter is a money pit, a company that costs more to run than it can generate in revenues. Last quarter Twitter lost about $180 million on sales of about $360 million, meaning they are spending a dollar fifty to make […]

4th Nov, 2013

Nexus 5: I've Now Retired My Other Android Phones

By | November 4th, 2013|Tech|1 Comment

Screen Shot 2013-11-04 at 11.11.17 AMA lot of the early reactions to the new Nexus 5 from Google have been of the “solid performer, good value for money” variety.

I actually feel more enthusiastic than that. The best praise I can give the new Nexus 5 smartphone from Google is simply this: Within hours after first turning it on, I put all of my other Android phones away in a drawer.

I tend […]

8th May, 2013

Reverse engineering the brain

By | May 8th, 2013|Tech|2 Comments

Great story from Wired about Andrew Ng and the quest to reverse engineer the human brain. Google is going after this in a big way — I suspect it’s what Larry Page really wanted to do all along. But others are in the hunt.

8th May, 2013

Stay off the Twitter and get some damn work done!

By | May 8th, 2013|Tech|4 Comments

That was the lesson I took from reading this really interesting piece by Brian Lam. I often feel guilty because I’m not very “active” on Twitter and I feel like this makes me a bad person somehow. It’s inspiring to hear someone I respect and admire say you’re better off taking a quick look then hunkering down and doing some real work.

For those of you who don’t know him, Brian was once the editor of Gizmodo, got burned out […]

23rd Oct, 2012

I’ve moved to a new home, and hope you will come with me

By | October 23rd, 2012|Tech|70 Comments

Just a heads up that I’m starting a new job as editor-in-chief of ReadWrite, a tech site formerly known as ReadWriteWeb. We have rebranded the site as ReadWrite and launched it yesterday with a new design and a new approach to covering tech news. Meaning: more personality, more engagement, more fun.

This is not going to be Fake Steve 2.0 because, alas, Fake Steve has left the building. But […]