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.

U.S. Lags in Broadband Speed Due to Serious Lack of Competition

In-Flight Phone Calls Could Spark High-Altitude Brawls

In-Flight Phone Calls Could Spark High-Altitude Brawls

Following a recent European ruling to let passengers access wireless networks throughout flights, a group of U.S. Congressmen told regulators that in-flight cellular calls are both annoying and dangerous.

Online Daters Looking for Love In All the Wrong Places

Online Daters Looking for Love In All the Wrong Places

New research suggests online daters marry less frequently and break up more often than traditional daters. One upside to digital dating: More dates.

Consumers Increasingly Dissatisfied With New PCs

Consumers Increasingly Dissatisfied With New PCs

A new survey of 1,400 recent PC buyers suggests consumers are less than satisfied with the majority of new PCs — including PCs from Apple.

FTC Fines Tech Giants for Violating Kids' Privacy

FTC Fines Tech Giants for Violating Kids' Privacy

Yelp is the latest tech heavy to admit that it violated federal policy by not screening kids when they register for the site, but it's hardly the only company with questionable privacy practices related to children.

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.

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