Richi JenningsYour humble blogwatcher is an independent analyst/consultant, specializing in blogging, email, spam, and other security topics. He was voted 'Most likely to get up first to sing at karaoke' for 14 years in succession., Computerworld Follow me on Google+

Richi Jennings is an independent analyst/consultant, specializing in blogging, email, spam, and other security topics. He's also the main author of Computerworld's The Long View and IT Blogwatch. He has won awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, ABM/Jesse H. Neal, and B2B Magazine.

He was previously CTO for Samsung Contact. Prior to this, he was at Hewlett-Packard for 14 years, working in a wide variety of engineering, marketing and architect roles, mainly on OpenMail and its predecessor products.

Richi lives in England, is an un-professional DJ, rusty scuba diver, and was voted "Most likely to get up first to sing at karaoke" for 14 years in succession. You can follow him as @richi on Twitter, pretend to be Richi's friend on Facebook, Plus him at +richijennings, or just use boring old email:

(And, yes: that's Richi Jennings, not Richie Jennings; capishe?)

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When I quote other websites or writers, I will often edit for the busy reader, using a style based on accepted journalistic norms (e.g., AP; Chicago). The intention is never to change the meaning of the original. Omitted text is marked with an ellipsis (...); altered text is marked with [brackets]; typos are corrected; on extremely rare occasions, I may reorder text. I also aim to stay within the letter and spirit of copyright law: specifically, the U.S. Fair Use and UK Fair Dealing codes.

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'iPad-Killer' Tablets All the Rage at Computex in Taipei

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Apple iPad Mania Spans the Globe

Bloggers report on the hype — and heartbreak — as the iPad makes its international debut at Apple stores around the world.


1920s Mobile Phone Is 'Long Lost Cousin' of iPhone 4G

Here's something you don't see every day: a 1922-vintage mobile phone — in a glorious black-and-white film!


Five Ways Gmail Still Beats Hotmail

Even with its flashy redesign, Hotmail still can't quite compete with Gmail. Here's why.

Facebook Privacy Issues: CEO Zuckerberg Overruled?

As the Facebook privacy backlash continues, could Mark Zuckerberg be making an embarrassing climbdown soon?

"Kill Your Facebook Page" Backlash Gains Speed

Calls for people to delete their Facebook accounts are gathering momentum. Critics cite privacy concerns and plummeting trust in the company and its leader, Mark Zuckerberg.


Twitter Bomb Joker @PaulJChambers Fined $1500 in #TwitterJokeTrial

Bomb-joker Paul Chambers has been convicted and fined $1500 for his inadvisable tweet about blowing up an airport.


FCC Changes Terms in Net Neutrality Debate

Roundup: In the newest twist to the net neutrality debate, the FCC proposes changing the legal definition of broadband ISPs.

Seduced by Google Chrome

I have given in to the browser's charms -- here's why I have a horrible feeling that Netscape and I are getting a divorce.

Apple iPad 3G: Review Roundup

Reviewers are quick to offer tips and workarounds for early buyers of the newest iPad.


McAfee Tries to Make Amends for Update Fiasco

The company has promised to reimburse affected users -- or, at least, some of them.

Apple iPads Unwelcome in Israel due to Wi-Fi Concerns

Think twice about traveling to Israel with an Apple iPad tablet.


Opera Mini for Apple iPhone Gets Thumbs-Up

Apple approves Opera Mini, and the blogosphere's reaction is mostly positive, bar some fanboy grumbling.


Palm's Possible Suitors: HTC, Lenovo

Analysis: What's really behind the rumored sale of Palm? Patents, phones, or profits?


iPhone 4.0 SDK Flash Lockdown and the Blogosphere's Reaction

Ouch. Looks like writing apps in Flash is verboten, according to the latest iPhone OS 4.0 SDK legal language. CS5 and other cross-compilers could be dead in the water.