James Vlahos

freelance writer; author "TALK TO ME: Inside Silicon Valley's Quest for Conversation"

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Author of “TALK TO ME: Inside Silicon Valley's Quest for Conversation;” Writer for New York Times Magazine, Wired, Popular Science, GQ.

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