Nick Keppler

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Nick Keppler is a Pittsburgh-based freelance journalist, with a specialty in health and science. His work has appeared in Mental Floss, Men’s Health, The Financial Times, CityLab, Slate, Vice, The Daily Beast and The Washington Post. Reached him at nickkeppler.com.

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Argo AI laid off 150 staffers. Will the AV company still go public?

Jul. 19, 2022 5:24 pm

Argo AI laid off 150 staffers. Will the AV company still go public?

"Over the last several years, everybody has come to the realization that the problem of actually commercializing automated driving technology is actually a lot harder than they thought."
What 5 robotics founders say they need to thrive in Pittsburgh

May 3, 2022 1:50 pm

What 5 robotics founders say they need to thrive in Pittsburgh

How can the city keep promising startups for the long term? Mostly, tech talent and early-stage funding, local execs told us at the AI & Robotics Venture Fair.
As the world locked down, Duolingo saw users sign up

Dec. 16, 2020 6:01 pm

As the world locked down, Duolingo saw users sign up

New data shows that the Pittsburgh-based language learning app added 30 million new users during the first weeks after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Here's what it means for the region's first unicorn.
How will COVID-19 change tech hiring in Pittsburgh?

Nov. 2, 2020 6:10 pm

How will COVID-19 change tech hiring in Pittsburgh?

Job posting data indicates companies are continuing to hire in the pandemic, but experts warn that work-from-home norms and a lack of mid-level jobs could stifle the long-term growth of the city’s tech sector.
Eschewing Robotics Rows for Robotics Boroughs

Dec. 13, 2019 8:06 pm

Eschewing Robotics Rows for Robotics Boroughs

As Pittsburgh’s robotics industry expands, some companies have stationed themselves outside city limits, away from talked-about developments like the Robotics Rows of Lawrenceville and the Strip District. Some seek more space and lower rent, sacrificing an image of coolness and some ease of access to the city’s talent pool. Some are content with their suburban digs, while others consider their current station a stepping stone as they grow.