Nick Bilton

Vanity Fair

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Nick Bilton is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair and the author of Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal. He is a former technology and business columnist for the the New York Times and lead writer for its Bits blog.

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