Lauren Smiley

Lauren Smiley

Boots-on-the-ground tech reporter.

Writing about humans in the tech age. Stories at WIRED, Backchannel, San Francisco Mag, Cal Sunday, New York Mag. Staff alum of at Medium, San Francisco Weekly. Bilingual in Spanish.

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Resist article

The Tech Resistance Awakens

What it means when tech workers get off the Google bus and into the resistance.

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Trouble in the House of Rothenberg

Rothenberg Ventures was young, splashy, and now, under SEC investigation.

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The Weird Redemption of SF’s Most Reviled Tech Bro

He blasted the homeless, then tried to make amends. Greg Gopman learned no business plan can find your way back home.

Realtalia article

The Revelations of Lady Murderface

The surprising back story of Yelp's minimum wage whistleblower.

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How India Pierced Facebook’s Free Internet Program

India didn't want "free" Facebook, if it meant squandering net neutrality. Report from India.

Desk article

The Great Customer Service Exodus of Tech Boom 2.0

Are startups exporting Silicon Valley's promise, or just its dead-end jobs?