French Crossroads is a newsletter by me, Chris O’Brien. I’m an American journalist based in the Paris region. Before relocating to the North of France in 2021, our family lived in Toulouse for 7 years after having fled California in 2014. For 15 years before that, I covered Silicon Valley for the Los Angeles Times and The San Jose Mercury News.

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An American journalist based in the Paris region, and living in France since 2014. Previously, I spent 15 years covering Silicon Valley for the LA Times and San Jose Mercury News. I'm also the editor of The French Tech Journal newsletter.