Bill SnyderColumnist, InfoWorld

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 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.

The Internet at Risk: A Return to the Ma Bell Era

Comcast's bullying of Level 3 and Zoom Telephonics reveals the lack of broadband competition that threatens the Internet

5 Best Browser Innovations of 2010

The past year has seen a bundle of innovations in Web browsers, including social networking and the rise of HTML5.

Laptop, Netbook or Tablet: 7 Questions to Ask Before You Buy

Your old PC is ready for the recyclers and it's time to buy a new one. Or is it? These days, we're fortunate to have a plethora of computing devices.

The New Facebook Threat to Business

Unable to keep users' personal info private, Facebook unveils a messaging system that will swamp IT with hard-to-defend traffic.

20 Must-Have IE and Firefox Shortcuts

Are you wasting time in your browser? Check out these easy tips for faster work with IE8 and Firefox.

20 Must-Have Internet Explorer and Firefox Shortcuts

If you spend hours and hours exploring the Web, try these keyboard shortcuts to get from points A to B faster and give your sore wrists a break.

Microsoft Scales the Heights -- of Cluelessness

The ads for Windows Phone 7 are the perfect metaphor for a company that's on the verge of irrelevance.


Adobe Systems

Adobe's Updated Reader: Thwarting or Tempting Hackers?

"Sandbox" technique promises to improve security, but may just be a challenge to defeat it.

Google Privacy Lesson: Tighten Your Wi-Fi Security

I hate to blame the victim, but people who inadvertently gave up personal data to Google's Street View cameras were really asking for trouble.

Mobile Phone Bill Shock: FCC, Carriers Face Off

If your wireless bill spiked by more than $18,000 one month, would you think that was a "trivial" issue? Of course not. But the big telcos and their...

The New IT Survival Guide: How to Thrive After the Recession

In the 'new normal,' businesses want more than tech skills from their hires; here are the changes IT pros should expect.

Google Chrome: 5 Must-Have Tips and Tricks

These tips and tweaks can help you make the most out of the Google Chrome browser.


Why Broadband Is Still So Expensive

Moore's Law has driven down prices for PCs, DVRs, and more -- so why do broadband customers still pay too much?

It Pays to Break the Rules When You're Mark Hurd

Hurd scored $34 million for his bad behavior at HP; now he's nabbed a high-profile gig at Oracle. What's the message here?