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.

Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking Say Artificial Intelligence Represents Real Threat

What You Need to Know About Cablevision's 'Freewheel' Wi-Fi Phone Service

What You Need to Know About Cablevision's 'Freewheel' Wi-Fi Phone Service

Cablevision's new 'Freewheel' wireless plan costs just $30 a month, and you get unlimited data, talk and text. Unfortunately, it only works with a specific device (for now) and when you're connected to a Wi-Fi network.

5 Things to Do Immediately After Your Email Gets Hacked

5 Things to Do Immediately After Your Email Gets Hacked

Unfortunately, there's a very good chance your email account will be compromised at some point. These five steps can help you quickly recover and kill any associated bugs that may have laid claim to your computer.

Overstock to Take on Amazon With Club O Streaming Video Service

Overstock to Take on Amazon With Club O Streaming Video Service

Overstock says it will launch a subscription streaming-video service later this year, but the company didn't release many specifics and it's unclear if it will be able to compete with Amazon Prime or Netflix.

Report Analyzes Amazon's Dynamic Pricing Strategy

Report Analyzes Amazon's Dynamic Pricing Strategy

Amazon wants you to think it always has the cheapest prices on the products you plan to buy. A new report, however, proves that isn't the case and provides details on how Amazon picks its prices for certain types of products.

Cord-Cutting Calculator Shows How Much You Can Save by Ditching Cable

Cord-Cutting Calculator Shows How Much You Can Save by Ditching Cable

'Cord cutting' offers TV viewers more choices than ever before, but is it right for you? Slate.com's online calculator shows exactly how much you can save, and it can help you decide whether or not it's time to ditch cable for good.

Comparing AT&T and T-Mobile Rollover Data Plans

Comparing AT&T and T-Mobile Rollover Data Plans

AT&T's new data rollover plan is better for businesses, but T-Mobile lets consumers keep their unused data for much longer, according to CIO.com contributor Bill Snyder.

7 Tech Support Features Consumers Should Demand in 2015

7 Tech Support Features Consumers Should Demand in 2015

It's 2015. You shouldn't have to wait on the phone for half an hour, or try to decipher support instructions from a rep who can't speak English, just to solve your tech problem. Here are seven tech support features consumers should...

CIOs Share Windows 10 Wish Lists, Deployment Concerns

CIOs Share Windows 10 Wish Lists, Deployment Concerns

Many IT shops spurned Windows 8, but some of the same CIOs who avoided that last major Windows OS release say they're cautiously optimistic about Windows 10. Here's why.

The Top 5 Consumer Tech Trends of 2014

The Top 5 Consumer Tech Trends of 2014

The year 2014 was a good one for consumer technology. These five consumer tech trends made life better, and they all have far reaching implications for the new year.

Uber Sways Regulators With Old School Lobbying Tactics

Uber Sways Regulators With Old School Lobbying Tactics

When things don't go Uber's way, the lightning rod ride-sharing service unleashes an army of professional lobbyists.

Legislators Dismiss Proposals for Taxes on Internet Access, Online Sales

Legislators Dismiss Proposals for Taxes on Internet Access, Online Sales

Republicans and Democrats don't often agree, but they're on the same page when it comes to taxing the things you purchase online.

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