Recent Profiles

Profile: Quentin Hardy, The New York Times

New York Times deputy tech editor Quentin Hardy is "eternally curious and sure of himself," says former Forbes colleague Bruce Upbin. If you've ever pitched Quentin, that first part may not ring true -- chances are he wasn't the least bit curious about what you had to say. That was probably your fault.

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Profile: Arik Hesseldahl, Re/code

Anyone who has cold-pitched Re/code senior editor Arik Hesseldahl knows he can be, well, kind of cranky. "I've given up trying to give advice on how to pitch me," Arik tells us. "No one ever follows it and the ones who need it most never seem to see it. I tend to work more readily with people I have a relationship with and who know and get what I do.

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Profile: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Wall Street Journal

Elizabeth Dwoskin, on the job only four months as big data reporter for the Wall Street Journal, is all about the implications. A former Village Voice reporter and Huffington Post blogger, Elizabeth is not interested in your APIs. She's a common-sense storyteller -- as she was at Bloomberg Businessweek -- always fascinated by technology's impact on business and society. 

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Profile: Doug MacMillan, reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Doug can write lengthy narratives and breaking news stories equally well, at the highest standards. During seven successful years with BusinessWeek and Bloomberg he built sources and goodwill among VCs, startups and tech vendors. Other journalists have done that, too. Here's what sets Doug apart.

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SWMS Profile: Derrick Harris, GigaOm

Derrick Harris this month celebrates three years at GigaOm and loves what he does. He's got a keen mind (he did get a law degree at UNLV, after all) and is as technical as the CTOs he interviews -- but also brings clear context to each story he writes and isn't afraid to share his own two cents. 
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