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.
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US Issues Health Alert In China

The employee, assigned to the American consulate in Guangzhou, China, was sent to U.S. last Friday where he was diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury.
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World Turtle Day Is Celebrated On May 23

According to International Union for Conservation of Nature, 129 of around 300 species of turtles and tortoises are either vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered in the present day.