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.

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AMD exec spills beans on Windows 10 release date

AMD exec spills beans on Windows 10 release date

If recent claims from a chip executive regarding the Windows 10 release date pan out, life will soon get easier for Windows users thanks to the return of the classic Start menu, new voice-powered search, and the death of the crazy...

Apple Watch spawns hot market for old smartwatches

Apple Watch spawns hot market for old smartwatches

There's money in your old smartwatch. Here are sites that will pay you as much as $100 for your old Moto or Gear.

Sprint’s international calling plan is full of gotchas

Sprint’s international calling plan is full of gotchas

Using your smartphone overseas can be very expensive, but Sprint’s new roaming plan isn’t much help.

Amazon and Yelp (finally) fight back against bogus reviews

Amazon and Yelp (finally) fight back against bogus reviews

Fake online reviews are rampant, and both Amazon and Yelp recently filed lawsuits against websites that sell bogus evaluations. The problem isn't new, however, so what took them so long?

That old smartphone is worth more than you think

That old smartphone is worth more than you think

It's not difficult to find online buyers for your old smartphones, and these three sites can help you get the best prices.

Do the green thing. 5 painless ways to recycle old electronics

Do the green thing. 5 painless ways to recycle old electronics

Recycling old printer cartridges, phones and PCs is good for the planet, and it might even save you a few bucks. Here are five quick and easy ways to ensure your electronics never end up in a landfill.

Bout between Google, Microsoft leads to cheaper computers

Bout between Google, Microsoft leads to cheaper computers

Both Google and Microsoft will next week release cheaper versions of popular products, including two new $149 Chromebooks and a $500 Surface 3.

Majority of Apple Pay users report problems, survey says

Majority of Apple Pay users report problems, survey says

Apple's mobile payment system seems to have hit a rough patch. Many users experience problems at PoS terminals, and some retailers that claim to support the system still don't, according to a recent survey.

Research says online password meters are unreliable

Research says online password meters are unreliable

Those handy password meters that test the strength of proposed passwords when you create new accounts are often inaccurate and misleading, according to a new study.

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.

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