“But as the smiling face of the fastest-growing company in history, Mason was also a shield, a barrier between the press and Eric Lefkofsky, the co-founder and investor behind Groupon, and a man with a track record of creating hypergrowth companies that have crashed and burned... after he cashed out.”
Here is an example of how tech writing can be better. Yeah, Andrew wrote a funny resignation letter and everyone covered it and tweeted about it. But there was a better story there just waiting to be looked into.
Anil has mentioned this to me often in chat and I think on his weblog: if you look at the history of the people involved in any tech story you can find patterns that tell a much better one.