Articles by Alexander C. Kaufman

Alexander C. Kaufman is a reporter at the International Business Times covering companies, retail and media. He joined in May 2013. Previously, he was an editor of Mediabistro's FishbowlNY site and a media reporter at TheWrap in Los Angeles. Before that, he wrote about crime and city affairs at the Boston Globe. He studied political communication at Emerson College, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Beacon, overseeing the design and launch of a first-of-its-kind HTML5 website, one of the first newspapers in the world to do so. He got his start as a journalist at 15, writing for the Long-Islander, a weekly founded by poet Walt Whitman. When he has downtime, he collects photos of German Chancellor Angela Merkel frowning on this Tumblr

Kaufman can be reached at: a.kaufman@ibtimes.com | 646-484-7504 

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Twitter

Twitter Wants to Smyte Trolls

Three-year-old start-up Smyte's technology works by monitoring data feeds and leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in an effort to flag and label potentially inappropriate content.
Volkswagen

Why Ford And Volkswagen Are Becoming Allies

The two companies announced they are "exploring a strategic alliance," but made it clear it wasn't a cross-ownership deal, and their agreement doesn't include any "equity arrangements."