Kara Swisher (born May 9, 1962) is an American technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal and an author and commentator on the Internet. She created and wrote Boom Town, a column which appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and online, and now appears on All Things Digital, which she founded and currently serves as the co-executive editor of with Walt Mossberg.
Swisher is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she wrote for The Hoya.
Swisher wrote many stories about the World Wide Web and Internet policy issues and wrote feature articles on technology for the paper. During that period, she was cited as the most influential reporter covering the Internet by the Industry Standard magazine. 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 Print 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 Print Books.
In partnership with her fellow Journal columnist Walt Mossberg, Swisher created, produces and hosts the Journal's annual D: All Things Digital conference, in which top technology leaders, such as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs appear on stage with or without prepared remarks, or slides, and are interviewed by the two columnists.
Personal life 
Swisher is married to Google executive Megan Smith.
- 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.
- There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future
- Twelve things the world should toss out: Computer Keyboards published in the Washington Post online, May 7, 2010.
External links 
Inside the Internet Garage - Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, April 24 - Part 1
Inside the Internet Garage is thrilled to welcome its first guests, Wall Street Journal and AllThingsD's Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. In this inaugural in...
TEDxBayArea 12/08/11-Kara Swisher-More
Talk Title: More Kara Swisher started covering digital issues for The Wall Street Journal's San Francisco bureau in 1997. Her column BoomTown originally appe...
Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher and Eric Schmidt | 92Y Talks
http://92Y.org/Talks | Today, one blink of your eye can miss dozens of amazing new technologies and innovations. The digital movement is flipping society hea...
Kara Swisher: The rise of the platforms and promiscuous computing
Mark Greenspan (Executive Director nextMEDIA), interviews Kara Swisher (Founder and Creator of All Things D). In this compelling interviews Swisher lays out ...
- Startups - News Roundtable with David Cohen and Kara Swisher-TWiST #312
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Kara Swisher demos the hottest (and quirkiest!) tech toys
At a Churchill Club event, AllThingsD technology columnist Kara Swisher shows ZDNet some "must have" gift ideas for the holidays, including "lighted finger r...
The Gang of Four: Why Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook Dominate the Market - Kara Swisher Keynote
Based on an interview with Eric Schmidt at D9, Kara Swisher will discuss how Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook dominate consumer technology today through th...
Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher Talk Mobile With Charlie Rose
AllThingsD's Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher made an appearance on Charlie Rose after the D: Dive Into Mobile conference in New York to talk about the advent ...
Kara Swisher: What's Next for Tech
What's in store for the tech world when it comes to disruptive innovation? Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of AllThingsD, sits down with Rick Stengel to di...
Kara Swisher and Barry Diller
Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC and Chairman and Senior Executive, Expedia, Inc., presents a 2013 Matrix Award to Kara Swisher, editor, repo...
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