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Brian Lam (2014)

Brian Lam (born 1977) is a writer and the former Editorial Director at Gizmodo, a blog focusing on technology. Gizmodo is owned by Gawker Media (now a subsidiary of Univision Communications), where Lam first worked as a writer in 2006. Lam's apartment in San Francisco also acts as Gizmodo's headquarters in the city[1] (Gizmodo also has an office in New York City).[2] Before working for Gizmodo, Lam was a contributor and assistant editor for Wired magazine. He used to kickbox.[1]

Brian semi-retired from Gizmodo on September 4, 2008.[3]

On June 22, 2011, Lam announced, via a Gizmodo post, that he was stepping down completely from the site.[4]

In September 2011, Lam started The Wirecutter, a personal blog where he gave buying recommendations for gadgets.[5][6] In October 2016, The Wirecutter was acquired by The New York Times Company for more than US$30 million.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ a b Adler, Carlye (March 24, 2008). "Gear Blog Rivals Engadget and Gizmodo Turn the Competition Up to 11". Wired. Retrieved April 22, 2010.
  2. ^ Leonard, Tom (April 20, 2010). "Engineer leaves new generation Apple iPhone on bar stool". Telegraph. Retrieved April 22, 2010.
  3. ^ "Notes: Promotions, Evolutions and Unlikely Alliances". Gizmodo.
  4. ^ "See you later". Gizmodo.
  5. ^ "A list of the best gadgets". The Wirecutter. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
  6. ^ Carr, David (December 16, 2012). "Buffeted by the Web, but Now Riding It". The New York Times. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
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