I’ll be joining Fortune as a senior editor covering the internet of things, and in the best news of all, I am joining with five of my former Gigaom colleagues. Mathew Ingram, Barb Darrow, Jonathan Vanian, Katie Fehrenbacher, and Jeff John Roberts are all adding their talents to the Fortune tech team as well.
I will start my new job on April 20 and can’t wait to get back to writing every day on a topic that excites me and challenges me. I will remain in Austin and will continue with The IoT Podcast, although it’s still not clear if I will host it or Fortune will. Until I know that I am holding off on putting it on iTunes. I know this is a pain for you guys and I’m so sorry, but moving it one week afterward would break the feeds anyhow and you’d just have to go in and readjust. I appreciate you bearing with me in this transition. I’m like that annoying friend who keeps moving to a new city while they “find themselves.”
In the meantime, I’ll continue to post things here that don’t fit on Fortune or just strike me as more personal or off my Fortune beat. Certain broadband topics come to mind. While Gigaom encouraged a more bloggy style and Fortune wants to capture some of that for its web journalism, being a traditional media brand, it might shy away from some of the more personal musing, experiments or rants. And especially in the beginning I’m a fan of when in doubt, just leave it out.
So thank you guys for supporting me through what has been an eventful month and let’s keep the journey going strong both here and at Fortune.