Kara Swisher
Kara Swisher is an American technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal and an author and commentator on the Internet.
She created and wrote Boom Town, a column which appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and online, and now appears on All Things Digital
All Things Digital
AllThingsD.com is an online publication that specializes in technology and startup company news, analysis and coverage. It was founded as an extension of the D: All Things Digital conference in 2007 by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg....

, which she founded and currently serves as the co-executive editor of with Walt Mossberg.


Swisher wrote many stories about the World Wide Web and Internet policy issues and wrote feature articles on technology for the paper. During that period, she was cited as the most influential reporter covering the Internet by the Industry Standard magazine.
She is the author of aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web, published by Times Business Print Books in July 1998. The sequel, There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future, was published in the fall of 2003 by Crown Business Print Books.

In partnership with her fellow Journal columnist Walt Mossberg, Swisher created, produces and hosts the Journal's annual D: All Things Digital conference, in which top technology leaders, such as Bill Gates
Bill Gates
William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. Gates is the former CEO and current chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen...

 and Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
Steven Paul Jobs was an American businessman and inventor widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc...

 appear on stage with or without prepared remarks, or slides, and are interviewed by the two columnists.

External links

  • http://usfmbapodcast.com/2008/06/23/32-all-things-digital/a recording of Kara talking at a Beta Gamma Sigma
    Beta Gamma Sigma
    Beta Gamma Sigma or ΒΓΣ is an honor society for business students and scholars. Founded in 1913 at the University of Wisconsin, it has over 650,000 members, selected from over 500 chapters in AACSB-accredited business schools...

    event in San Francisco]
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