Andrew Nusca

Former editor

Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily News. He is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University. He also happens to be a reformed rock drummer who digs food, cities, words and neckties. He is based in New York.

Andrew Nusca does not hold any investments in the companies he covers.

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Reader poll: Best free lightweight apps?

Reader poll: Best free lightweight apps?

The world is moving slowly toward the cloud, but that doesn't mean there aren't a bevy of wonderful, free lightweight desktop applications that help users get the job done better, faster and with more productivity.It's no stretch to assume that ZDNet readers have at least one free app on their hard drive that they can't live without.

February 18, 2009 by in Developer

Former Microsoft employee accused of spying

Former Microsoft employee accused of spying

Microsoft is suing a former employee for applying for his job under false pretenses and using his role at the company to gain access to confidential data related to patent litigation he is now waging, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.Miki Mullor was hired by Microsoft in November 2005 after stating in his job application that he was a former employee at Ancora Technologies, a local software development company that he said had gone out of business.

January 30, 2009 by in Developer

Apple: 300 million iPhone apps downloaded

Apple: 300 million iPhone apps downloaded

Apple indicated today that 300 million iPhone apps have been downloaded from its App Store since it opened in July, according to advertisements placed in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.The ads highlight some of the applications available for the iPhone, but the print at the bottom reveals the new information.

December 5, 2008 by in Developer

Tailoring Web technology to a bespoke dress shirt business

Tailoring Web technology to a bespoke dress shirt business

It's not easy to mix up the monotony of putting on a shirt and a tie every day for work, but what if the shirt was made-to-order, with details of your own choosing?Fashion startup ShirtsMyWay allows you to spruce up your tired work uniform and customize your own dress shirt from nearly-limitless options -- from the color of the stitching around buttonholes to the shape of the breast pocket -- and ships it to you for the price of an off-the-rack shirt from Brooks Brothers.

July 1, 2009 by in Developer

Twitter alters follow rules; stuns developers

Twitter alters follow rules; stuns developers

With no notice, Twitter yesterday "pulled the rug out from under its developers" one developer says, by discouraging auto-following and imposing 1,000 person-per-day following limits.In another example of why popular Internet startups need hard and fast rules for developers and users alike (Facebook - are you listening?

April 21, 2009 by in Developer