Dan is a novelist, journalist, and a screenwriter on the HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley. Previously Dan was a marketing fellow at HubSpot; editor of ReadWrite; technology editor at Newsweek; and a technology reporter at Forbes. In 2006, Dan created The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, a blog that evolved into a novel and a cable TV comedy show, Icon, which never made it into production but led to his work on Silicon Valley.
As a tech journalist Dan covered everything from supercomputing to smartphones, writing Newsweek cover stories on Apple’s iPad and Google’s Android operating system, as well as features on Facebook and Twitter. He has appeared as a guest on Al Jazeera, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and National Public Radio, and has written for the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired and the New Yorker.
In addition to his work as a journalist, Dan has published three works of fiction. His last book, Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs, was a sharp satire about Silicon Valley, published in 2007 to critical acclaim. His previous books are Dog Days (a novel) and The Last Good Man (short stories).
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