Bill Snyder

San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. His work appears regularly in CIO.com and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.

Verizon scores a decisive win in wireless shootout

Radiation from outer space could sabotage your smartphone

Radiation from outer space could sabotage your smartphone

Cosmic ray hits to digital devices have endangered airplanes and disrupted the vote count in a European election. Your smartphone could be next.

Why Huntsville will be one of the most connected cities in the U.S.

Why Huntsville will be one of the most connected cities in the U.S.

When a city builds its own fiber network, prices for broadband connectivity plummet and choices for consumers multiply.

Sprint’s unlimited data plan is filled with 'gotchas'

Sprint’s unlimited data plan is filled with 'gotchas'

Sprint’s new plan offering five lines of unlimited voice, texts and data for $90 a month is a good deal for a year – after that the price soars.

What you need to know about the Windows 10 Creators Update

What you need to know about the Windows 10 Creators Update

Like it or not, you’re going to be running the Windows Creators Update in a few months. Here's what you can expect.

Surprise! You don’t own the digital devices you paid for

Surprise! You don’t own the digital devices you paid for

A bill to reform copyright law and give consumers the right to control their own devices is pending in Congress. Here's why you need to support it.

Thumbs up for T-Mobile; thumbs down for Verizon and AT&T

Thumbs up for T-Mobile; thumbs down for Verizon and AT&T

Recent consumer surveys give T-Mobile high marks for service, but find that customers are increasingly unhappy with larger rivals AT&T and Verizon.

Sorry consumers, you’re stuck paying for a set top box

Sorry consumers, you’re stuck paying for a set top box

The new FCC chairman brings the hammer down on pro-consumer policies put in place by the Democrats.

Worst idea ever:  Buying wireless service from Comcast

Worst idea ever: Buying wireless service from Comcast

Comcast makes its cable and broadband customers miserable, so why does it think it can score by selling wireless phone service?

Café owners putting the smackdown on Wi-Fi freeloaders

Café owners putting the smackdown on Wi-Fi freeloaders

What’s a poor café owner to do when the laptop crowd sucks up free Wi-Fi all day and spends almost nothing?

You can finally take streamed movies and TV shows with you on an airplane

You can finally take streamed movies and TV shows with you on an airplane

Hulu is upping its game, allowing users to download content for later viewing and will soon debut a new alternative to cable.

Why the FCC's latest net neutrality defense is hollow

Why the FCC's latest net neutrality defense is hollow

The outgoing Democratic chairman of the FCC says 'zero-rated' streaming services from AT&T and Verizon likely violate net neutrality rules, but that might not matter when Republican Ajit Pai takes the reins of the commission later...

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