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.

Google's YouTube Kids video site reportedly rife with sleaze

Microsoft gives Baskin-Robbins run for its money with array of Windows 10 'flavors'

Microsoft gives Baskin-Robbins run for its money with array of Windows 10 'flavors'

Windows 10 will be available in seven different 'flavors,' and it will be Microsoft's last major OS release ... sort of.

AT&T's DIRECTV bid is bad for consumers — here's how to block it

AT&T's DIRECTV bid is bad for consumers — here's how to block it

AT&T wants to become the largest cable company in the United States, and if it succeeds TV prices will increase and consumers will have fewer provider options.

Comcast pledges $300M to fix its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad customer service

Comcast pledges $300M to fix its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad customer service

Comcast wants to clean up its notoriously messy act, and the telecom company plans spend $300 million and hire 5,500 new employees in a bid to improve its awful customer service.

Mobile ads take center stage as smartphone becomes leading search tool

Mobile ads take center stage as smartphone becomes leading search tool

More Americans now use smartphones for Web searches than PCs, according to Google, and advertisers are dreaming up new types of ads that fit the mobile experience.

American Airlines iPad fiasco spotlights pitfalls of tech overreliance

American Airlines iPad fiasco spotlights pitfalls of tech overreliance

American Airlines' recent issue with its iPad app is the latest example of the danger of relying solely on technology without an established backup strategy.

How to watch NBA playoff games without paying for cable

How to watch NBA playoff games without paying for cable

Love NBA basketball, but hate your cable company? Now you can cut the cord and still watch live playoff games.

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.

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