Arik Hesseldahl is a technology writer with BusinessWeek Online and covers stories involving technology, security, and gadgets. He primarily covers developments in the areas of consumer electronics, semiconductors, computer security, and peripherals.
Arik joined the publication in August 2005. Prior to this, he was a staff editor and columnist for Forbes.com and a senior editor from 1998 to 2000 at Electronic News, covering the semiconductors industry, communications, and personal computer applications for weekly trade newspapers. Also in 1998, he had a brief stint as associated editor for NewsWorks, where he assisted in the development and production of the Web site. He also prepared news packages for the Science & Technology section.
Arik was previously associate editor for Infrastructure for Internet World, covering growth and development of the Internet for weekly trade newspapers. From 1994 to 1996, he was a news reporter for the Idaho State Journal, covering education, business, county, and technology beats. He also held reporter positions at the Central Oregon Business Journal, the Oregon Daily Emerald, and the Bulletin. He has done freelance work that has appeared in Wired, Wired News, and Columbia Journalism Review.