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When Vox Media’s The Verge launched last year, it looked like it would be another rival to gadget sites like Gawker’s Gizmodo and AOL’s Engadget.It turns out editor-in-chief Josh Topolsky and publisher Marty Moe (both AOL veterans) have much bigger ambitions: “to become the destination for all things technology.”
To that end, the company is about to announce the hiring of another half dozen writers, many of whom will expand the site’s coverage from gadget reviews and coverage into business news.
The hires include:
- Scott Lowe (Senior Editior), former lead Tech writer at IGN.
- Nate Ralph (Reviews Editor), former reviews writer at PC World
- Amar Toor (News Writer), former editor at Engadget
- Josh Kopstein (Features Writer), former writer at Motherboard (Vice):
- Evan Rodgers, a contributor to The Verge Forums.
- Ben Popper, formerly of Betabeat and Venturebeat.
- Tim Carmody, formerly of Wired.
“These hires represent a continuation of The Verge’s strategy to provide in-depth and authoritative coverage of the world of technology, whether that be gadgets and hardware, software, the Web, Social media, the emergence of mobile, the business and cultural sides of Tech, or anything else,” says publisher Marty Moe.