As a columnist, product reviewer and writer, Jim Louderback produced hundreds of articles for everything from The New York Times to PC Magazine, Advertising Age and the digital arm of The Wall Street Journal. As an editor, he edited hundreds of issues of the leading technology newspapers and magazines, including stints as Editor-In-Chief of PC Magazine and Editorial Director of PCWeek. As a video personality, Louderback created and hosted more than 200 episodes of the popular Cable TV show Fresh Gear. He also created and hosted the popular weekly YouTube video show Downloaded, a “Meet The Press” style round-table on the top news topics of the week. As a television and web executive Louderback launched the world’s first Cable TV channel dedicated to technology, ZDTV, and helped transform it into TechTV. He led some of the top technology web blogs, including ExtremeTech and eWeek.com. And he built one of the earliest and most successful web video startups, Revision3, guiding it to nearly $20 million in annual revenue, a top position on the YouTube weekly charts and the company’s ultimately successful sale to Discovery Communications, producers of the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and TLC. He’s currently writing a book about lessons learned as a first-time CEO, and advising and investing in startups.
He writes, he acts, he speaks science, he sings, plays piano and yes, he knows a good gadget when he sees one! David Pogue, founder of Yahoo! Tech hosted the 2016 Mobile Apps Showdown event.
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