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Amherst College 1980
BA English
Tufts University, International Relations 1982
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

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GM of AOL Tech

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Ned Desmond

Ned Desmond is the COO of TechCrunch and General Manager of AOL Tech which includes Engadget, TUAW and Joystiq.

Previously he was the founder and president of GoSportn, an enthusiast media company, which launched and

Prior to GoSportn, Desmond was head of digital at Time Inc. for six years, founder of eCompany Now (later merged with Business 2.0), and held senior management roles at Disney and Infoseek. He launched Infoseek Japan with Joi Ito, which was acquired in 2000 by Rakuten.

He came to Silicon Valley in 1996 after working for nearly a decade in Asia as a correspondent for Time magazine.

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