San Francisco correspondent for @FT, covering Apple, adtech and hardware (drones and driverless cars). Previously with FT in Frankfurt and Hong Kong. 🇨🇦

San Francisco, CA
Joined June 2011
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Patrick McGee retweeted
While Steve Jobs is considered a visionary leader, his successor has presided over an astonishing record in value creation of three trillion dollars. Listen as @PatrickMcGee_ explores the enigma of Tim Cook. curio.io/stories/90r16nuwzBW…
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“In the old days people would say ‘Oh you’re a journalist? Cool. Oh you cover tax, oh’. People think it’s really dry, technical and boring. But it’s not.” Financial Times Insight: What is it like to be a journalist at the FT? - Voice Online voice-online.co.uk/news/spon…
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Now there’s a chart.
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Never change, California
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Patrick McGee retweeted
Missing a package? Shipment delayed? Maybe your package is among the thousands we found discarded along the tracks. This is but one area thieves have targeted trains. We were told this area was just cleaned up 30 days ago so what you see is all within the last month. @CBSLA
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Patrick McGee retweeted
As you can see, trains frequently slow or stop in this area as they get worked into the @UnionPacific Intermodal facility near Downtown LA. The thieves use this opportunity to break open containers and take what’s inside. I’d say every 4th or 5th rail car had opened containers.
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Patrick McGee retweeted
California wasn’t always like this
Keep hearing of train burglaries in LA on the scanner so went to #LincolnHeights to see it all. And… there’s looted packages as far as the eye can see. Amazon packages, @UPS boxes, unused Covid tests, fishing lures, epi pens. Cargo containers left busted open on trains. @CBSLA
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Patrick McGee retweeted
Nickel hits 10-year high as electric vehicle production ramps up cwei.ch/3r9lm0B via @humenm @FT
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Patrick McGee retweeted
.@VWGroup says deliveries of fully electric vehicles (BEVs) nearly doubled to 453,000 units in 2021, led by the @Volkswagen ID4.
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Taking a three day break to avoid burnout. Today’s morning agenda—a beautiful run.
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Last time inflation was this high, I was in the womb 😦
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