Fruhlinger to depart Thinknum for new job

Joshua Fruhlinger

Joshua Fruhlinger, the publisher at Thinknum Media, is leaving at the end of the week for a new job.

Thinknum is a data-focused media outlet.

“I’ve been given an exciting opportunity in content strategy, a practice I’ve bounced in and out of since 2004 (before my days even at Engadget),” he said in a message. “I can only say this: Soon you’ll probably be reading more of my writing than ever, but you won’t even know it.”

Fruhlinger has been writing about technology, lifestyle and business for over 20 years. He’s the former editorial direct for Engadget, and he wrote regularly for the Wall Street Journal.

In 2007 he founded and headed Aol Tech, which included Engadget, Joystiq, TechCrunch, and TUAW. Aol Tech quickly became a top-five ComScore brand in the technology news and information space.

Since then he headed TMZ’s digital division where he created 13 new digital content franchises for the brand, re-launched two mobile products, and helped evolve TMZ from a simple blog to an entertainment news destination.