Bill Snyder

San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. 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.

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Why enterprise developers could save Windows 10 Mobile

Why enterprise developers could save Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft continues to bleed mobile market share with Windows 10 Mobile, so why are some enterprise developers betting big on the platform's eventual success in the corporate world.

The 6 hottest new jobs in IT

The 6 hottest new jobs in IT

These leading-edge jobs could prove to be the most lucrative careers in tomorrow’s tech

CIOs cautiously embrace Windows 10

CIOs cautiously embrace Windows 10

Major OS upgrades are never easy, but according to CIOs and IT executives, the move to Windows 10 is the smoothest Microsoft OS transition in years, even if most of them are taking their time with the deployments.

4 simple ways to secure your Internet-connected car

4 simple ways to secure your Internet-connected car

Cars with systems that connect to the Internet are potentially vulnerable to intrusions by hackers. Here are four steps to help protect your automobile without spending a dime.

AT&T to 'lifelong customer:' Shut up & talk to the lawyers

AT&T to 'lifelong customer:' Shut up & talk to the lawyers

Send a thoughtful suggestion to AT&T's chief exec, and what do you get? A letter from the company's lawyers suggesting that you quietly go away.

Why Verizon's 'zombie cookies' are scarier than ever

Why Verizon's 'zombie cookies' are scarier than ever

The Verizon and AOL merger means 'zombie cookies' will be used to track consumers on even more websites.

Surprise! Best Buy prices often on par with Amazon

Surprise! Best Buy prices often on par with Amazon

Best Buy closed the price gap on electronics and tech gadgets during the past years, and its in-store prices are often just as low — sometimes lower — than Amazon.com, according to new research.

FCC ruling could finally make telecoms eradicate 'robocalls'

FCC ruling could finally make telecoms eradicate 'robocalls'

Consumers and regulators have repeatedly asked telecom companies to block 'robocalls.' They've refused and issued excuses in the past, but a recent letter from 44 U.S. AGs and a new FCC ruling may finally force them to take action.

Verizon nabs another speed crown as low-cost carriers lag far behind

Verizon nabs another speed crown as low-cost carriers lag far behind

A new series of network tests in six major U.S. cities proves that when it comes to wireless service, you can have speed or you can have low prices, but you can't have both.

McDonald's CIO on Why It's Supporting Apple Pay on Launch Day

McDonald's CIO on Why It's Supporting Apple Pay on Launch Day

In an exclusive interview with CIO.com, McDonald's U.S. CIO talks about why the fast-food giant chose to support Apple's new contactless payment technology out of the gate and how it built on its experience with Google Wallet to help...

The best cities for landing top pay for your tech skills

The best cities for landing top pay for your tech skills

We drill into IT salary data to help uncover hidden hot spots that pay top dollar for your IT skill set

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