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Bill Siwicki is managing editor, mobile commerce, of Internet Retailer, directing mobile coverage at the company. Having covered m-commerce since its dawn, he also is editor of the weekly IRNewsLink Mobile newsletter on Fridays and editor of the annual Internet Retailer Mobile 500 research guide, published every August. And he plays a large role in developing the mobile commerce content for the annual Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (June) and the annual Internet Retailer design and mobile conference (March). Bill can be followed on Twitter at @IRmcommerce.
Before joining Internet Retailer parent company Vertical Web Media in January 2006, Bill was editorial director of the health care group at Thomson Media (formerly Faulkner & Gray), where he launched Mobile Health Data, a publication on the use of mobile technology in health care. Before that he served in various editorial positions at Hunter Publishing and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and history from Loyola University Chicago.