‘Fake Steve Jobs’ lands new gig as Silicon Valley’s sharpest tongue

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Dan Lyons, formerly known as 'Fake Steve Jobs'. Photo: Dan Lyons
Dan Lyons, formerly known as 'Fake Steve Jobs'. Photo: Dan Lyons

Dan Lyons, the tech blogger who skewered Apple for years on the popular blog ‘Fake Steve Jobs‘, is making a return to tech blogging as editor-in-chief of Gawker’s anti-Silicon Valley site, Valleywag.

Current Valleywag EIC Nitasha Tiku is leaving the site next month, but after years in self-imposed exile, Lyons will take over the reigns to smatter the pending tech bubble implosion his sardonic wit. Lyons, who currently works as a ‘marketing fellow’ for Hubspot, also just helped write season 2 of HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” He’ll make his return as Silicon Valley’s #1 critic in January.

Lyons wrote his new Gawker Media co-workers the following after news broke of his hiring:

‘Fake Steve Jobs’ lands new gig skewering Silicon Valley for HBO

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Dan Lyons, aka 'Fake Steve Jobs'. Photo:
Dan Lyons, aka 'Fake Steve Jobs'. Photo:

Dan Lyons lambasted Steve Jobs and his fellow Silicon Valley cronies for years under the Fake Steve Jobs blog, but now after stints at Fortune, Newsweek and Hubspot, the tech writer will mock a new generation of startup wannabes and tech wackos as a writer for HBO’s hit comedy Silicon Valley.

Fake Steve Signs Off (Again) With Harsh Words For Reporters

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Dan Lyons, aka Fake Steve Jobs, with Tiffany (aka Bike Helmet Girl) and Veronica Belmont

Day Lyons, aka Fake Steve Jobs, has retired his online satirical column on news of Steve Jobs’ medical leave of absence. Lyons did this last time Jobs took medical leave, saying it was in bad taste to impersonate the CEO while he was sick.

This time around, Lyons has some harsh words for reporters who will inevitably pry into Jobs’ health: