Nick Bilton is an award-winning technology columnist, reporter and author of the Disruptions column. Mr. Bilton writes on a range of technology topics, including the future of technology and the social impact of the Web on our culture and media. Prior to becoming a columnist, he was the lead writer for the Bits blog on NYTimes.com and has been with The Times since 2003, both as a design editor in the newsroom and a researcher in the research and development labs.
Mr. Bilton is author of two books, including “I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works,” and The New York Times best-selling investigative book, “Hatching Twitter,” which tells the story of the internal struggles inside Twitter as the company grew from a failing start-up to a multi-billion public company.
Mr. Bilton’s articles and columns for The Times have brought about massive change in the technology industry. In 2011 he took on the F.A.A. questioning the ban of devices on airplanes. His reporting helped overturn the rule in 2013. Mr. Bilton’s reporting on privacy in Silicon Valley has also contributed to government investigations with major companies, including Apple, Facebook and other start-ups.
In addition to The Times, Mr. Bilton’s work has appeared in Wired, Engadget, Scientific America, CNet, O’Reilly Radar and AlleyInsider. He was also an adjunct professor at New York University in the Interactive Telecommunications Program.