San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. His work appears regularly in 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.

Articles by bsnyder

How ‘super shoppers’ shape the future of online retail
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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.
July 29, 2016

How to Extend Your Home Wi-Fi Network

If your router is one room and your TV is in another, your home Wi-Fi network might not be strong enough to reach it. Here are four ways to solve the problem.
July 31, 2014

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. blogger Bill Snyder, ever the consumer advocate, says the decision was the right one.
June 27, 2014

With Quicken 13, Your Finances Go Mobile

A familiar desktop application gets better mobile capability, making it easy to track and manage your finances when you're on the go.
October 3, 2012

Mad About Facebook/Instagram? Pixlr-o-matic Is for You

Have you lost respect for Instagram now that it has been acquired by the mighty Facebook? Not to worry: Pixlr-o-matic from Autodesk is a solid choice on iOS and Android for photo editing and sharing.
April 18, 2012

New Wave of Hacker Attacks Coming

Smarter hackers, and a new generation of "hacktivists" will launch attacks on mobile banking apps, virtual currency and even your local supermarket in 2012.
December 28, 2011

AT&T Surrenders; Drops Megamerger with T-Mobile

Christmas comes early for consumers as AT&T surrenders to pressure from the Department of Justice and drops its $39 billion attempt to takeover T-Mobile..
December 20, 2011

Apple iPhone, Meet Flipboard

Fipboard is pretty cool. But until now, the only folks who could enjoy it were iPad owners. That changed late last week when Flipboard came to the iPhone, and its new iteration is impressive.
December 12, 2011

Lenovo’s X220 vs. Apple’s MacBook Air: Which Is Better?

The older I get, the less tolerance I have for heavy notebooks that I have to schlep to meetings and through airports. Like many of you, I don't mind spending a reasonable amount of money for a good system, so $1000 seems like a good cut off point for us working stiffs.
November 7, 2011

Quicken 2012: A Lot to Offer the Budget Weary

Despite a few blemishes and competition from free cloud-based services like (also owned by Intuit), Quicken 2012 offers well-integrated "old school" software that's still the best at helping you budget and control your debt.
October 10, 2011

5 Technology Security Myths, Busted

The threat landscape changes all the time for technology users. Check out these five tech security assumptions that you may need to revisit.n
May 3, 2010

CRM’s Holy Grail

How SOA can unlock a 360-degree view of the customer
October 29, 2008