Articles by Dave Smith

Smith manages and coordinates the activities of the technology subsection of the company, contributing his own stories, news and analyses of the latest technology companies, gadgets, and innovations.

He joined the IBTimes in September 2011 as a technology reporter, after holding various editorial positions within Inc. Magazine and USA TODAY.

Smith received a B.A. in print and online journalism from The University of Maryland, College Park.

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Blackstone To Buy LaSalle Hotel For $3.7 Billion

Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP said on Monday it would buy U.S. hotel owner LaSalle Hotel Properties for $3.7 billion, topping a rival bid from Pebblebrook Hotel Trust in April for $3.5 billion.