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:

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Apple's 10-Inch iPhone for Couch Potatoes

Analysis: Rumors continue to swirl about some sort of Apple tablet. The latest speaks of a 10-inch iPhone-cum-Apple-TV-3.0 unit. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers release their inner fanbois.

'World's Biggest' Flash Drive Comes at a Price

Analysis: Bloggers ogle the mammoth storage capacity -- and price -- of Kingston's DataTraveler 300.

Blogosphere Buzzes About Promotion of Windows SVP

Analysis: Bloggers cheer, sneer, and jeer about Windows Engineering SVP Steven Sinofsky, while predicting OS's final release date.


RIAA Wins, Loses in MP3 Copyright Suit

Bloggers react to the latest MP3 filesharing lawsuit. Here's a roundup of their opinions.

Jobs Returns: Big News or Not Such a Big Deal?

Analysis: Bloggers debate the significance of Steve Jobs' return to Infinite Loop.


Get a New iPhone 3G S or Simply Upgrade to OS 3.0?

Analysis: Bloggers debate whether it's wiser to upgrade to a new iPhone 3G S or just update your old iPhone 3G to the OS 3.0 firmware.


How Does Unbundling IE in the EU Solve the Problem?

Analysis: Some bloggers wonder if Microsoft isn't just giving EC regulators the finger.


Palm Pre, iPhone 3G S, BlackBerry: Knocking on the Enterprise Door

The blogosphere is buzzing about these three new phones. Which, if any, are worthy of letting into the enterprise?

AT&T Backlash Begins as iPhone Users Cry Foul

Analysis: Blogosphere fills with fanbois whining about their contractual obligations, while others stand on the sidelines, laughing.


Bloggers Blame Crash on Airbus A330 Computer

Analysis: They are speculating -- often in the most ignorant way -- about the safety of fly-by-wire aircraft.

Bloggers React to Russian Probe of Microsoft

Richi Jennings watches bloggers ask if Redmond-ski is an illegal monopoly in the land of onion domes.

Bloggers Mark Calendars for Windows 7 Release Date

The blogosphere is buzzing about the Oct. 22 release date for Windows 7, and the possibility of an August download.


WWDC: What Would Steve Jobs Do?

Analysis: The blogosphere is swirling with Apple Worldwide Developers Conference rumors.

Palm Pre Rumor Mill: Launching Tomorrow?

Analysis: Palm's new smartphone is the buzz of the blogosphere. Here's a roundup of the latest rumors.

Blogosphere Ablaze with Windows Flames

Analysis: In Friday's IT Blogwatch, Richi Jennings watches bloggers get to grips with Windows 7: with mixed results.