Two and a half years and 1,500 post ago, I started as a news writer for ReadWriteWeb. Since then, I had the opportunity to see little startups grow into large businesses, witness the launch of hundreds of cool new products and met and interviewed many of the tech luminaries that I had previously only read about. All good things have to come to an end, though, and last week I emailed the executive team at ReadWriteWeb and let them know that I had made the decision to leave the company.

In case you are wondering, there is no scandal behind this decision – the team at ReadWriteWeb team has been nothing but a pleasure to work with and I’ve learned a lot from every single person there. The team has expanded rapidly over the last year and I wish them nothing but the best in their endeavors. I already miss the camaraderie in the company Skype chat room and getting advice from the rest of the team (“can somebody help me with this darned headline?”), but in the end I felt that now – at the start of a new year – was a good a time to start something new.

What’s next?

I will be blogging right here. It’s a nice change of pace to write on my own blog and in my own voice after writing in RWW-style for so long. While I love chasing the news, writing here also gives me the ability to write longer, more analytical pieces and reviews if I feel compelled to do so.

Writing here will also allow me to try a few new things – both in terms of writing style and design. While functional, this site is definitely still a bit of a work in progress and will more than likely change drastically over the next few weeks and months.

I will continue to write about the same topics I have always been interested in (startups with new web apps, mobile apps etc.), but I also hope to broaden my horizon by writing about more hardware and desktop software as well.

New Email Address

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[li]If you want to get a hold of me, feel free to email me at [email protected].[/li]

[li]If you are in the PR industry, I would great appreciate it if you could add [email protected] to your distribution list (all embargoes are honored by default).[/li]

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19 comments
Autom
Autom 5pts

wow. just caught this. you know all good things must also have beginnings ;) as always, look forward to your posts and def staying in touch

5pts

All the best Frederic! We miss you at RWW, but I'm thankful for all that you contributed.

Carolinenhacker
Carolinenhacker 5pts

You have been my favorite voice on RWW-wishing you the best- Caroline

Zee.
Zee. 5pts

man, best of luck.

John.Obeto
John.Obeto 5pts

Good luck in this new venture.

Bonne chance!

Marshall Kirkpatrick
Marshall Kirkpatrick 5pts

Thanks for all you brought to RWW over the years, Frederic. We miss you too, and wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors.

Julien
Julien 5pts

New year resolution? All the best!

StevenHodson
StevenHodson 5pts

guess I'd better make sure to subscribe :) I remember when you got the RWW gig and was happy as hell for you. Well I'm glad to hear you will be sticking with the writing but even moreso now we can get back to hearing your "voice" ....