January 1, 1960

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Dan Lyons is an American write who currently serves Valleywag and the HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley as the editor and a writer, respectively. He is a former technology editor at Newsweek, marketing fellow at HubSpot, and a technology reporter at Forbes. He also created a blog called “The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs” while he was working at Forbes and the said blog drew over 1.5 million visitors each month.

As a tech journalist, Dan Lyons 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 also appeared as a guest on CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News, and National Public Radio. Dan Lyons has written for various publications such as New York Times Magazine, GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired, and many technology trade publications.

Dan Lyons has published three works of fiction, including his last book, Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs, which was a sharp satire about Silicon Valley. His has previously written two books known as “Dog Days” and “The Last Good Man”.

As a fiction writer, Dan Lyons has been awarded a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Literary Fellowship and the Playboy College Fiction Prize. He was named as one of the “Fabulous 52″ in the 1996 Best Young American Novelists competition sponsored by Granta.

Dan Lyons has spoken at corporate campuses and industry conferences, including the Web 2.0 Expo and Thinking Digital in Newcastle, England. He has served as a lecturer at the University of Michigan.

Dan Lyons has obtained a B.A. from Bradford College and an M.F.A. from University of Michigan.

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