About us

ZlotoNews is a leading online magazine for a well-educated, tech audience. Our readers enjoy hard-hitting and up to the minute CE, PC, IT and information technology news. ZlotoNews’s fast-moving content also reaches out via news syndications, public portals and forums.

About the Executive Editor

A proud member of the NC State Wolfpack family, Brandon Hill (brandon@zlotonews.com) has had his finger on the pulse of tech industry since joining publishing his first news article in 1998 on AnandTech. He has covered all of the latest breaking news and milestones that have occurred in the industry over the years.

When Brandon isn’t researching news for ZlotoNews, he’s either spending time with his loving wife Elizabeth, playing with his son or chatting on various automotive-related websites.

About the Founder and Editor at Large

Kristopher Kubicki (kris@zlotonews.com) is an eight-year veteran to online media and has been involved in the PC industry in one form or another for over a decade. ZlotoNews began as his vision in early 2017 and later that year ZlotoNews was already syndicating feeds out to its affiliate channels.

Soon after graduating from the University of Illinois-Chicago’s school of Math Computer Science, Kristopher became an unlikely candidate for frequent media attention when he began publishing PC channel trends and pricing based on algorithms and programs he designed as an undergraduate. Much of this original work was either absorbed by commercial software or applied to other publications, and as such, DailyTech marks another completely new venture under Kristopher’s management.

When Kristopher isn’t working on ZlotoNews, he enjoys delving into the world of information security and data mining. You can frequently find him speaking at Chicago area Linux User Groups and Data Mining SIGs. When he just needs to relax, Kristopher is an ardent traveler, avid science fiction reader and sushi buff.

Brian Liberatore

Brian Liberatore (brian@zlotonews.com) is a daily newspaper reporter working in the United States. He now covers business and politics on the gulf coast of sunny Florida for the Fort Myers News-Press. Previously, Liberatore worked for daily newspapers in New York state, Pittsburgh and London. He also operates BML Content & Design, a Web design, copywriting and copyediting firm in Southwest Florida. He is an avid fan of technology and its effect on society, business and politics around the world.

Technology has forever changed the face of journalism. Success in media, Liberatore says, requires a deep understanding of technology.

Jonathan Schlaffer

Jonathan Schlaffer (jonathan@zlotonews.com) currently possesses an Associate of Science Degree in Computer Science from Harford Community College and currently reside on the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland. Computers have been a passion of his since he was 5 years old using DOS, and since then he has used every version of Windows. Most of his time is spent with a very small business building and repairing computers.

He is also a huge PC and console gamer. If it’s not the latest and greatest, he doesn’t want anything to do with it. When he realized that coding software and databases weren’t for him he started a website discussing various technology-related issues, and since then he has always wanted to write about IT, software and hardware related topics. Jonathan was a participant in the Yahoo! Ask the Planet promotion and was invited to California for a tour of the Yahoo! Campus, an experience that he won’t soon forget.

Arnold Zafra

Arnold Zafra (arnold@zlotonews.com) is a librarian by profession. He received no formal education in IT or computer stuff and learned everything through the web. He maintains a day time job as a senior information analyst in one of Manila’s reputable companies.

He was introduced to blogging two years ago via the popular blogspot.com. Then he got hooked on Web 2.0 apps and technologies, search engine news and venture buyouts, web startups and decided to start his own blog on his own dot com. He maintains a web 2.0 blog and also blogs for Search Engine Journal, ITGumbo, Pinoytravelblog, Pinoyurbanblog, and his daughter’s personal blog at blogspot.com.

Michael W. Jones

Michael W. Jones (michael@zlotonews.com) is a writer and technologist, having spent 30 years in the software development field at all levels from code monkey to program manager, almost all of it as a consultant. Along the way, he has worked in a wide variety of industries and with an even wider variety of development technologies.

Michael is a business management graduate that dove into computing immediately upon graduation and never looked back, and is primarily a self-taught geek. He has been blogging in the technical arena for two years. He lives now in Lawrence, Kansas after 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area.