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Alex Heath

Tech Reporter for Business Insider

Alex Heath is a tech reporter for Business Insider in New York City. He covers social media companies such as Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. He also writes about the hottest apps and startups.

Before joining Business Insider in 2015, he closely covered Apple for the website Cult of Mac. He has been a guest on shows like Good Morning America, BBC World News, Marketplace Tech and This Week in Tech.

He prefers getting tips and pitches via email or Twitter DM.

Foursquare

After Inventing the Check-in, Foursquare Pivots With Efforts to Sell its Location Superpowers to Everyone

The New York-based company's main business is now licensing its location data to other companies like American Express and Land Rover.
Facebook

Facebook Will Soon Add Original Shows to Its Platform

Funding original shows on Facebook is a similar approach to how the company has paid celebrities and media outlets to broadcast live video.
Facebook

Facebook Working on a Plan to Pick News From Favored Media Partners

The feature is called Collections and functions similarly to Snapchat's Discover section.
Acquisitions

AngelList Buys Product Hunt for Around $20 Million

Thanks to its Reddit-like system for surfacing news, Product Hunt has become one of the most important ways for tech startups to get noticed in Silicon Valley.
Take It From The Pros

Snapchat Will Sell Its Spectacles Camera Glasses Through Pop-Up Vending Machines

To help you find where the machines will be, Snap has introduced an online map that lets you see their location 24 hours in advance.
Facebook

Facebook Now Lets You Officially Endorse a Presidential Candidate

This latest move is another example of what the social network has recently described as 'a broader effort designed to get more people engaged in the civic process.'
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg Just Invested $50 Million in This Startup

Zuckerberg's philanthropic organization, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is leading the $50 million investment along with other venture capital firms.