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.

FTC Fines Tech Giants for Violating Kids' Privacy

Netropolitan Is an 'Online Country Club' for Wealthy Web Surfers

Netropolitan Is an 'Online Country Club' for Wealthy Web Surfers

Tired of bumping elbows online with normal everyday non-rich folk? The new Netropolitan social network aims to keep out the riffraff with an exorbitant entrance fee.

A Tribute (and Goodbye) to Apple's iPod Classic

A Tribute (and Goodbye) to Apple's iPod Classic

CIO.com contributor Bill Snyder says the iPod and iTunes changed the music industry, but more importantly it changed Bill Snyder.

Researchers Devise a Better Way to CAPTCHA

Researchers Devise a Better Way to CAPTCHA

Complicated CAPTCHAs can keep you from logging in to websites protected by those annoying squiggly letters. Thankfully, researchers have found a new way to let you in while keeping the spam bots out.

Amazon Sells Fire Phone for $1, but It's Still Not Worth It

Amazon Sells Fire Phone for $1, but It's Still Not Worth It

A mediocre product and AT&T exclusivity are a couple of reasons why Fire phone sales have been weak, according to Bill Snyder. In response to sorry sales, Amazon cut the price of its first phone to a single dollar.

How (and Where) to Get the Most Money for Your Old iPhone

How (and Where) to Get the Most Money for Your Old iPhone

CIO.com contributor Bill Snyder lists a handful of ways to get some new money for your old iPhone.

Shady Retailer Charges Customer for Complaining About Bad Service

Shady Retailer Charges Customer for Complaining About Bad Service

Some sketchy online retailers try to charge customers for complaining about bad service, but one women who recently received a fine is fighting back in court.

Mobile Phones Need Better Location Tech for Emergencies

Mobile Phones Need Better Location Tech for Emergencies

If you place a 911 call using your mobile phone while indoors, emergency responders may not be able to find you.

How to Help Block the Comcast/Time Warner Merger

How to Help Block the Comcast/Time Warner Merger

A combined Comcast/Time Warner Cable could limit and control what you can watch on TV and how you use the Internet. If you care about that sort of thing – and you should, according to CIO.com contributor Bill Snyder – here's how you...

How to Get a Brand New iPhone 5c for Less Than $1

How to Get a Brand New iPhone 5c for Less Than $1

Apple is about to unveil a new iPhone, and retailers are clearing the shelves. As a result, last year's iPhones have never been cheaper.

'Just Say No' to Sprint’s Latest Wireless Offer

'Just Say No' to Sprint’s Latest Wireless Offer

Sprint’s new family data plans looks good on the surface, but the reality is its network is painfully slow and you probably don’t need 20GB of data a month.

Microsoft Pulls Software Update as It Looks Ahead to Windows 9

Microsoft Pulls Software Update as It Looks Ahead to Windows 9

The latest Windows 8.1 software update was not only boring, it contained a nasty flaw. Microsoft pulled the update and appears to be focusing on its next major release, Windows 9.

Load More