Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. As the Senior Writer at Tech.Co, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host Startup Night at SXSW and the Funding Q&A at Innovate! and Celebrate, posing questions to notable tech minds from around the world. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word "colloquially."

Conor is the Senior Writer at Tech.Co. You can email him at [email protected].

 

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The Case for Each of Amazon’s HQ2 Finalist Cities

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Today, Amazon announced the “short” list of cities vying for their second headquarters. After 238 communities submitted proposals for HQ2 to set up shop, the Seattle-based tech giant has now whittled the list down to 20, giving hope to cities across the country. “Thank…

3 Theories on Why Facebook Hates Businesses So Much

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As you’ve likely heard, everyone’s favorite social media platform recently took another stab at fixing their algorithm. Facebook announced last Friday that they would be prioritizing “posts that spark conversations and meaningful interactions between people,” while showing “less public content, including videos and other…

The 10 Weirdest Gadgets Found at CES 2018

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Technology, at its core, is pretty weird. Because most new gadgets and gizmos are designed to do something that’s never been done before, inventors purposefully try to think outside of the box in hopes of revolutionizing an industry, making a difference, or even changing…

7 Real Technologies That Season 4 of Black Mirror Has Ruined For Me

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As far as futuristic, techno-paranoid thrillers go, Black Mirror takes the artificially intelligent cake. From the horrific depictions of technology gone wrong to the psychopathic monsters using it for their own personal gain, the incredibly popular Netflix series has brought every technophobes worst nightmares…

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Transparency in Tech

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The speed at which technology has evolved in recent years has made understanding the influences of our day-to-day lives nearly impossible. From your Facebook news feed to the speed of your WiFi connection, the world of technology is shrouded behind an opaque veil of…

Pledge 1% and TechCo Team Up for CES 2018

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Around the holidays, charitable giving is on the rise. Whether it’s the spirit of Christmas or a recognition of cold weather making things harder for people, there’s no denying that this time of year is best for giving back. However, there are many causes…

The Tumultuous Relationship Between Social Media and Hate Speech

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Whether you’re a casual user, an unabashed addict, or one of the weirdos without any online presence at all, social media has affected your life in one way or another. It could’ve been by connecting you with an old friend through Facebook, or alerting…

10 Inspirational Tech Stories from 2017

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Whether you sold your Bitcoin too early, looked up to Kevin Spacey, or just loved the heck out of Carrie Fisher, 2017 was a pretty rough year for a lot of people. Between devastating hurricanes ravaging the East coast and political turmoil defining the…

The Skills Gap in Tech: Everything You Need to Know

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The tech industry thrives on innovation. With the creativity of sci-fi film directors and the funding of large countries’ military budgets, tech companies around the world have revolutionized how people live their lives. From smartphones and self-driving cars to artificial intelligence and machine learning,…

4 Mistakes to Avoid at the Office Christmas Party

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The office Christmas party is a staple of business culture. Whether you’re a big corporation or a small startup, engaging in a little holiday cheer with your coworkers before taking some much needed time off has become the unofficial send-off for the holiday season….

25 Best Companies for Perks and Benefits

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Work-life balance has become one of the most popular trends for today’s employees. Between the remote work boom and the amount of ping pong tables in offices around the country, letting employees get work done in their own way has proven to be a…

Why the 15-Hour Work Week Never Had a Chance

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A little less than 90 years ago, a study by economist John Maynard Keynes suggested something pretty incredible. After looking at data showing an increase in labor productivity and notable technological advancements (which, in 1930, consisted of scotch tape and the car radio), he concluded that…

10 Fastest Growing Companies in Austin, Based on Revenue Growth

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Just a few years ago, Austin was nothing more than home to the biggest media conference in the world, South by Southwest. However, in recent years, the river-side Texas city has become a hub for startup activity, spurred by the innovative minds and companies…

Congratulations America: Ajit Pai and the FCC Think You’re Stupid

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Today, the FCC will vote on a controversial decision to repeal net neutrality rules set in place by former president Barack Obama in 2015. The rules force internet service providers to treat all data the same, preventing them from throttling internet speeds in favor…

Meet the 8 Dublin Companies in the Startup Boost Pre-Accelerator Cohort

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Startup accelerators serve a very basic purpose: to grow and support great ideas that might not have the resources to succeed. They give the capital, mentorship, and general guidance necessary to turn their great idea into a viable business. However, some great ideas fall…