Bill Snyder

Columnist

San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. He writes the Tech's Bottom Line blog for InfoWorld, and 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.

Research says online password meters are unreliable

Why .sucks domain names really suck for businesses

Why .sucks domain names really suck for businesses

In June, .sucks domain names will go on sale, and companies that want to buy them to thwart trolls or critics will have to pay an absurd $2,500 per site address.

Report ranks cellular networks at top 50 U.S. airports

Report ranks cellular networks at top 50 U.S. airports

RootMetrics tested the data performance of the four leading U.S. wireless carriers at the country's 50 busiest airports. Verizon was the clear winner, Sprint the loser.

T-Mobile will pay off your phone debt if you switch carriers

T-Mobile will pay off your phone debt if you switch carriers

T-Mobile's brash CEO John Legere may offend some people, but he also turned the wireless industry inside out. The company's latest tactic to draw its competitors' customers is to pay off their phone debts when they switch to T-Mobile....

T-Mobile ups the ante for business wireless with custom support, flat-rate data

T-Mobile ups the ante for business wireless with custom support, flat-rate data

T-Mobile this week announced 'no haggle' wireless plans for business, along with customized technical support, and free domains and website hosting for SMBs.

Twitter and Reddit ban 'revenge porn,' but what took so long?

Twitter and Reddit ban 'revenge porn,' but what took so long?

The First Amendment makes it difficult for U.S. states to crack down on inappropriate online content, but social media companies should shoulder more responsibility for the abuse that takes place on their sites.

Cutting the cable cord will cost more than you think

Cutting the cable cord will cost more than you think

Cobbling together a host of streaming services to watch TV without paying for cable can be a good option for many consumers, but it won't always come cheap.

3 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do Using Google

3 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do Using Google

Whether you're looking for a recipe for the perfect martini or the best deal on auto insurance, Google has you covered thanks to a handful of new search features.

How You Can Tell Your Phone Carrier to Block 'Robocalls'

How You Can Tell Your Phone Carrier to Block 'Robocalls'

A consumer advocacy group posted an online petition that demands carriers create tools to block those annoying and intrusive 'robocalls.' Here's why you should take a minute to show your support.

FCC Net Neutrality Ruling Opens Door for Municipal Broadband

FCC Net Neutrality Ruling Opens Door for Municipal Broadband

Big ISPs effectively convinced many states to bar the construction of municipally-owned broadband networks, but the FCC this week voted to do away with the roadblock. The ruling is good news for consumers, who can expect more...

Sprint's 'Family' Data Plan Is Cheapest Option for SMBs

Sprint's 'Family' Data Plan Is Cheapest Option for SMBs

Sprint's latest "family" wireless data plan features 12GB of high speed data that can be shared across as many as 10 lines for $90 a month. It's a great option for small- and medium-size businesses, but Sprint's network generally...

Why You Should Forget Your 'Right to be Forgotten'

Why You Should Forget Your 'Right to be Forgotten'

An Orwellian court decision in the European Union forces search engine companies to alter history by deleting certain links. The ruling is a threat to your right to know specifics about the past and to the Internet itself.

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