Brian X. Chen

Throughout his career as a professional writer and editor, Brian X. Chen has been recognized for pushing the envelope with aggressive news reporting and sharp social commentary. To wit: a diverse writing repertoire that includes covering Apple and Microsoft as a technology reporter at and a former position as associate editor at Macworld.

A new media zealot, Mr. Chen enjoys experimenting with cutting edge web tools to report the news. In August 2008, he led an interactive global study to investigate the iPhone 3G’s network problems. The story was wildly successful, attracting 4,000 participants around the world who collectively helped conclude that the iPhone’s connection problems were related to AT&T’s overloaded 3G network rather than the handset. The study earned nominations for awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) and the Online News Association (ONA).

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“[Always On] is a page-turner for technophiles, but weaves enough humanity into the topic to keep most readers engaged.”