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.

In Digital Assistant Faceoff, Google Now (Just) Edges Siri

Business Leaders Know: Let in the Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops

Forward-thinking firms like Kraft didn't wait for employees to bring in consumer tech, but led the effort themselves

'Privacy Badger' Browser Add-On Protects You from Online Tracking

'Privacy Badger' Browser Add-On Protects You from Online Tracking

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is encouraging all Web surfers to install its new privacy add-on for Chrome and Firefox browsers, which aims to block websites' abilities to keep tabs on users.

The Best Summer Deals You'll Find on iPads

The Best Summer Deals You'll Find on iPads

Bill Snyder rounds up a handful of great summer deals on Apple iPads, including steep discounts on new and refurbished iPad Airs and iPad minis.

How AT&T, Verizon Make Smaller Carriers Keep Prices High

How AT&T, Verizon Make Smaller Carriers Keep Prices High

Sky-high data roaming charges from AT&T and Verizon help the carriers line their pockets and keep competitors from offering truly unlimited data plans, according to a new collection of consumer advocacy groups.

FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' In-App Purchases

FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' In-App Purchases

The FTC says the giant e-tailer made millions of dollars from unauthorized purchases by children and that it didn't install the proper parental permissions to block the buys.

TekDry Will Revive a Soaked Smartphone for $100 (UPDATED)

TekDry Will Revive a Soaked Smartphone for $100 (UPDATED)

Denver-based startup TekDry says it has a wet-smartphone recovery rate of 75 percent, and it will refund a portion of your money and pay for return shipping if it can't fix your phone.

Facebook, T-Mobile Owe Customers Sincere Apologies – but Don't Hold Your Breath

Facebook, T-Mobile Owe Customers Sincere Apologies – but Don't Hold Your Breath

Both Facebook and T-Mobile recently admitted mistakes and apologized to their customers...sort of. CIO.com columnist Bill Snyder says tech companies should at least act sincere if they're going to say they're sorry.

So Long, AT&T! T-Mobile Free Trial Convinced Me to Switch

So Long, AT&T! T-Mobile Free Trial Convinced Me to Switch

Lower prices, no contract, free streaming music and better voice connections convinced CIO.com columnist Bill Snyder to switch from AT&T to T-Mobile after a seven-day trial.

Aereo Deserves to be Put Out of Business for Stealing Content

Aereo Deserves to be Put Out of Business for Stealing Content

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that startup Aereo can't sell broadcast TV content it picks up from the airwaves, effectively killing the small company. CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder, ever the consumer advocate, says the decision was the...

FAA Shoots Down Amazon's Drone Delivery Plans

FAA Shoots Down Amazon's Drone Delivery Plans

It's been a tough week for drones. The FAA told Amazon it cannot use unmanned drones to deliver packages, and Seattle police are investigating a "peeping Tom drone."

Microsoft Ups Ante in Cloud War with 15GB Free OneDrive Storage

Microsoft Ups Ante in Cloud War with 15GB Free OneDrive Storage

Microsoft increased the amount of free storage it gives OneDrive users and cut its cloud prices by as much as 70 percent, making OneDrive a much more formidable competitor for Google Drive and Dropbox.

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