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Chris O’Brien

Chris O'Brien is European Correspondent for VentureBeat and freelance journalist based in Toulouse, France. Before moving to France in 2014, he spent 15 years covering Silicon Valley for the Los Angeles Times and the San Jose Mercury News


This Stream Is a Flood

Services like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ are supposed to make watching great shows cheap and convenient. Why does it feel like we’re drowning in a sea of 800 cable channels?

Apr 20, 2020
Andy Hunter, CEO of the startup Bookshop, sees an opportunity to help independent booksellers thrive by offering better online shopping experiences and two-day deliveries.

Shop Local, Buy Online

A new e-commerce service called Bookshop aims to help indie bookstores.

Sep 30, 2019
A farmworker in Soultz-les-Bains force-feeds a duck as part of the gavage, a process that fattens the birds’ livers for foie gras.

Foie Gras Faux Pas

The culinary misadventures of a California couple deep in the heart of duck liver country.

Apr 17, 2019
Hearst Editorial

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