Verizon’s Widely Mocked Tech News Site Is Now Completely Dead [Updated]
Finding good tech content, writers, and editors is getting harder and hard to do as the tech media boomlet continues.
Verizon’s attempt at technology journalism has seemingly been halted, as its widely mocked news site hasn’t published anything new in more than three weeks.
it’s dead Jim…“SugarString” is bankrolled by Verizon Wireless and got off to a rocky start when its editor, Cole Stryker, was seeking out reporters and told prospective candidates that the site would not write about spying and net neutrality. The Daily Dot broke this news on October 28, and SugarString has gone silent since then. This story by Stryker about scientist Neil DeGrasse Tyson from 23 days ago seems to be the most recent one the site has published. Stryker, who didn’t respond to Ars when we initially wrote about SugarString, has stayed mostly quiet on Twitter.