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Arik Hesseldahl is an independent media consultant and analyst. A technology journalist for more than 20 years, he was a member of the founding editorial team behind Vox Media’s Recode and in 2015 produced the inaugural Code/Enterprise Series of events (San Francisco | New York ). He’s also a frequent contributor to CNBC and to NPR. Before Recode he worked for All Things Digital, the predecessor site to Recode, and during that time contributed to The Wall Street Journal and Fox Business. From 2005 to 2010 he was a Senior Writer for BusinessWeek Magazine and was on the editorial team that relaunched the magazine as Bloomberg Businessweek. He wrote the bi-weekly column “Byte of the Apple” for, and contributed to Bloomberg News and Bloomberg TV. From 2000 to 2005 he was senior editor and tech columnist for Forbes, and wrote the daily column “Ten O’Clock Tech” for He’s contributed articles to Wired, CJR and Oregon Quarterly. He’s a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York and of The University of Oregon.

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    Independent Analyst and Media Consultant; Contributing Writer, CIO Online


  • Senior Editor and Enterprise Dude, Recode More
  • Senior Editor and Enterprise Dude, AllThingsD
  • Senior Technology writer and columnist at BusinessWeek More
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  • Freelance contributor, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, CJR, Oregon Quarterly, others.
  • Senior Editor, Electronic News More


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I’ve been writing about personal technology since the early 1990s, but have always been fascinated by personal computing and electronics. In 2010 I shifted into writing about the coming wave of innovation around how companies and large organizations use computing to get things done more efficiently.

I’ve used a Mac since 1985, had my first email address in 1990, my first AOL account in 1994, my first Web site in 1996, registered my first domain name in 1998, launched my first blog in 2002, and started experimenting with what is now called “social media” in 2006; I’ve been on Twitter since 2007 and — true story — I was the person who convinced the social media guru Sree Sreenivasan to join Twitter.

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July 20th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

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