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.

T-Mobile One 'unlimited' data plan is rife with gotchas

Honor 8 is a high-end Android phone at a mid-range price

Honor 8 is a high-end Android phone at a mid-range price

The new Honor 8 smartphone from Huawei packs a number of valuable features, including a dual-lens camera, and it costs just $400 unlocked.

Which wireless carrier provides the best buying experience?

Which wireless carrier provides the best buying experience?

J.D. Power asked thousands of U.S. consumers about their recent purchase experiences with wireless carriers, and a prepaid carrier ranked higher than each of the 'Big Four.'

How ISPs get away with shiesty internet speed claims

How ISPs get away with shiesty internet speed claims

A watchdog group charged Comcast with misleading consumers about Internet speeds. But Comcast isn't the only company to blame — ISPs rarely tell the truth about real-world upload and download speeds.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update is infested with bugs

Windows 10 Anniversary Update is infested with bugs

Microsoft's massive Windows 10 Anniversary Update has caused major problems for some users, and at this point it's a good idea to avoid the OS completely until the company squashes some of the bigger bugs.

What you need to know about Dish's TV 'skinny bundles'

What you need to know about Dish's TV 'skinny bundles'

Dish Network's 'skinny bundle' TV packages are supposed to let consumers strip out channels they don't want and pick and chose the ones they do with add-on 'packs.' However, the bundles are so skinny, they're practically starved.

How 'super shoppers' shape the future of online retail

How 'super shoppers' shape the future of online retail

A recent study found that 13 percent of the world's internet shoppers account for nearly two-thirds of all consumer spending on goods online, and the group's shopping habits could impact the rest of the consumer market.

AT&T supports FCC crackdown on robocalls, other carriers ... don't

AT&T supports FCC crackdown on robocalls, other carriers ... don't

The chairman of the FCC asked U.S. wireless carriers to join a new effort mean to block annoying robocalls, but with the exception of AT&T, their response has been underwhelming.

Comcast wants to blur line between cable and web content

Comcast wants to blur line between cable and web content

Giant cable provider Comcast will soon let its subscribers access video content via Roku devices and Samsung smart TV, and it will offer 6,000 hours of programming from the Rio Olympics next month.

Verizon to heavy wireless data users: 'You’re fired'

Verizon to heavy wireless data users: 'You’re fired'

Verizon is cracking down on customers who foolishly believe that an unlimited data plan is actually unlimited.

Netflix vs. Hulu: How to choose a streaming service

Netflix vs. Hulu: How to choose a streaming service

Netflix gets the edge for movies and has better technology. Hulu has more TV shows, but you can’t watch tonight’s episodes until tomorrow.

When should you buy your kids their first smartphone?

When should you buy your kids their first smartphone?

An informal poll of tech-savvy West Coast parents finds that many think giving younger children a smartphone isn’t very smart.

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