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 here, here), The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, The Guardian, The New York Times (also here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here), The Street, The Times (also here, here), WSJ
Appeared on: All Things D, Attack of the Show (also here), BBC, CNET, 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 Review, AppleTell, The Atlantic Wire, Baltimore Sun, BornRich, Business Insider, BusinessWeek, CalcanisCast, Cult of Mac, CEA Digital Dialogue, Cranky Geeks, CNN, Digital Cafe, East Meets West, EETimes, Embedded.com, First and 20, Fortune (also here), Fox, The Gadgeteer, Geek Sugar, The GigaOM Show (also here), The Huffington Post, Information Salad (and Side Salad), IT World Canada, KTVU news, LA Times, Microsoft’s Inside Xbox, Macworld, Macrumors, The New York Post, News.com.au, NowPublic (50 most influential in the Bay Area), NPR, The Palm Beach Post, Paper Magazine, PC World, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Preservation Magazine, Reporters Roundtable, ScobleShow, Springfield News-Leader, The Street, TechCult (Top 100 Web Celebs), TechRepublic, The Telegraph, This Week in Startups, TUAW, The Washington Times, VentureBeat, Weblogs, Inc. interview, Wired