I’m a former journalist for the Wall Street Journal, working on a book on Apple after covering the company for the last three years. My stories range from scoops about Steve Jobs’s liver transplant, the iPad and the Verizon iPhone to the off-beat and hilarious like a piece on a 15-year old iPhone hacker and a story on iPad couture that became the subject of a Stephen Colbert rant. Most recently, I was named as a 2011 Gerald Loeb Award finalist as part of a WSJ team for a series on Internet privacy.
Among my peers, I’ve developed a reputation as the recipient of controlled leaks from Apple, even becoming the subject of a segment on NPR’s On the Media. The truth is considerably less interesting. All my scoops and stories come from painstaking reporting and vetting.
Prior to covering Apple, I was a correspondent in Tokyo, covering the Japanese technology industry, including Sony and Nintendo for the Wall Street Journal. My page one profile in 2007 on Sony CEO Howard Stringer’s struggles in dealing with differing Western and Japanese cultural expectations is still seen as one of the most definitive and insightful pieces about him.
I have frequently appeared on both the Journal’s radio and video programs and on other national broadcasts. I also have experience in public speaking, having participated on panels and on-stage interviews about subjects such as technology, media and Japan in both English and Japanese.
Before the Wall Street Journal, I wrote technology stories for Reuters, for whom I worked for seven years in Tokyo, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington D.C.