I write about Google, the other Alphabet Inc companies and the tech industry's application of artificial intelligence. I am looking for story ideas that break news, reveal new initiatives, assess corporate strategies, hold companies accountable and show how key executives are addressing big challenges. I used to cover Los Angeles startups, including Snapchat, eSports, cybersecurity and the intersection of Hollywood and tech. I also have written about the courts system, national tragedies and sports business. I'm a life-long Californian... and Dave (Duh-vay) is indeed the last name.