Nick Bilton is a New York Times technology and business columnist and lead blogger for The New York Times Bits Blog. His background spans design, journalism, hardware hacking, data visualization and photojournalism.
Bilton is the author of the upcoming book, Hatching Twitter, which will chronicle the story of Twitter, from its inception to today, along with the business, societal and human implications of the company.
Bilton’s columns and articles for The New York Times have led to investigations by the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice and Congress. In late-2011, Bilton began questioning the Federal Aviation Administration’s arcane rules banning Kindles and iPads during takeoff and landing. His reporting helped push the F.A.A. to initiate a committee reviewing its rules. Bilton writes regularly about Apple, Facebook, Twitter and Silicon Valley; his columns have covered gun control, privacy, voting, free speech online and digital culture.
In addition to The Times, Bilton's work has appeared in Wired, Engadget, Scientific America, ABC, CNet, O'Reilly Radar and AlleyInsider. He is also an adjunct professor at New York University in the Interactive Telecommunications Program.