Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher works in The Wall Street Journal's San Francisco bureau. For many years, she wrote the column, "Boom Town," on high tech issues, which appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and also on The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com. Previously, Ms. Swisher covered breaking news about the Web's major players and Internet policy issues and also wrote feature articles on technology for the paper. She also has written a weekly column for the Personal Journal on home issues called "Home Economics."

And with Journal colleague Walt Mossberg, Ms. Swisher produces the conference, "D: All Things Digital," which is the premier annual tech and media gathering focused on the digital arena. Now in its fourth year, D has hosted such important players as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Barry Diller, Terry Semel. Meg Whitman, Sergey Brin, Larry Page and many others.

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 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 Books.


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