Ryan Block

I’m Ryan Block, VP of Product at Aol, and co-founder of gdgt (funded by True Ventures, Spark Capital, and Betaworks, among others, and acquired by Aol in 2013). I’m also former editor + editor emeritus of Engadget.

As a technology critic and commentator, I’ve been quoted by the BBC, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Times, and The Wall St. Journal. I’ve also appeared on such networks as the BBC, CNN, NPR, PRI, and G4. I was also named one of Forbes’s 2007 Web Celeb 25, and, for whatever reason, named one of Paper Magazine’s Beautiful People, 2006. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to keep the Alexander McQueen suit.

I currently reside in San Francisco with my better half a cat, and a rotating cast of guide dogs in training.

Quoted by: ABC, Ad Age (also here, here), Business Week, CNET, CNN (also herehere), The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, The Guardian, The New York Times (also herehereherehere, here, here, here, here), The Street, The Times (also herehere), WSJ

Profiled / featured by: Forbes, Web Celeb 25 (also here), Fortune, ontheinside, T3, Power 50, Wired

Appeared on: All Things D, Attack of the Show (also here), BBCCNET, CNN, NPR’s All Things Considered, Bryant Park Project, On the Media and Talk of the Nation, PRI’s Fair Game, Free FM, MacBreak Weekly (and here), The Tech Guy, Tekzilla, TWiST, TWiT, XM’s Digital Spin

Also seen and quoted here: ABC Tech ReviewAppleTell, The Atlantic WireBaltimore Sun, BornRich, Business Insider, BusinessWeekCalcanisCast, Cult of MacCEA Digital Dialogue, Cranky Geeks, CNN, Digital Cafe, East Meets West, EETimes, Embedded.comFirst and 20, Fortune (also here), FoxThe Gadgeteer, Geek SugarThe GigaOM Show (also here), The Huffington PostInformation Salad (and Side Salad), IT World Canada, KTVU news, LA Times, Microsoft’s Inside Xbox, Macworld, MacrumorsThe New York Post, News.com.auNowPublic (50 most influential in the Bay Area), NPRThe Palm Beach Post, Paper Magazine, PC World, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Preservation Magazine, Reporters Roundtable, ScobleShow, Springfield News-Leader, The StreetTechCult (Top 100 Web Celebs),  TechRepublic, The Telegraph, This Week in Startups, TUAWThe Washington Times, VentureBeatWeblogs, Inc. interview, Wired

Judging, panels, and consultation: CEA’s i-stage, CES InnovationsCES, CTIA Emerging Technology Awards, DHDC, Mobilize, TechCrunch40, Widgets Live!


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