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Nilay Patel

Nilay Patel


When Nilay Patel was four years old, he drove a Chrysler into a small pond because he was trying to learn how the gearshift worked. Years later, he became a technology journalist. He has thus far remained dry. Nilay was a co-founder of The Verge and the site's first Managing Editor before taking over as Editor-in-Chief. He also was the acting Managing Editor for the launch of Before that, he spent four years as Managing Editor of Engadget, where he drew upon his background as a lawyer to report and explain complex legal situations in everyday terminology — a niche that led to SAY Media naming Nilay one of 10 "voices that matter" in technology journalism. Nilay co-hosts the Webby Award-winning Vergecast podcast, and has appeared on CNN, CNN International, NPR, Fox News, MSNBC, Sky News, NHK, G4TV, TWiT, and many others. Nilay received an AB in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2003 and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2006.

Seven CEOs and one secretary of transportation on the future of cars

By Nilay Patel | 2022-01-25T15:30:00.000Z

How Volkswagen can reinvent itself as an EV company, with CEO Herbert Diess

By Nilay Patel | 2022-01-18T15:25:00.000Z

What comes after the smartphone, with Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon

By Nilay Patel | 2022-01-11T15:25:00.000Z

Pete Buttigieg is racing to keep up with self-driving cars

By Nilay Patel and Andrew J. Hawkins | 2022-01-06T13:00:00.000Z

How Logitech bet big on work from home

By Nilay Patel | 2021-12-21T15:00:00.000Z

Can we regulate social media without breaking the First Amendment?

By Nilay Patel | 2021-12-16T15:00:00.000Z

The metaverse is already here — and it’s full of Pokemon, says Niantic CEO John Hanke

By Nilay Patel | 2021-12-14T15:15:00.000Z

From a meme to $47 million: ConstitutionDAO, crypto, and the future of crowdfunding

By Nilay Patel | 2021-12-07T15:15:00.000Z

How an Excel TikToker manifested her way to making six figures a day

By Nilay Patel | 2021-11-30T15:30:00.000Z

Why the future of work is the future of travel, with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

By Nilay Patel | 2021-11-16T15:15:00.000Z