Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

Mike Elgan is a technology-obsessed journalist, author, blogger, podcaster and digital nomad. He writes a weekly column for IDG’s Insider Pro. Learn more at his website: elgan.com.

Is technology killing globalization?

Why is everybody talking about 6G?

Why is everybody talking about 6G?

We're not even using 5G yet, and already 6G is in the news. What is 6G? Is it real? When do we all get it? (Spoiler alert: Nonexistent, no and a long time from now.)

Shining light on dark data, shadow IT and shadow IoT

Shining light on dark data, shadow IT and shadow IoT

What's lurking in the shadows of YOUR organization? What you don't know can hurt you. Insider Pro columnist Mike Elgan looks at how your business is at risk and offers six steps to minimize it.

6 nerd words everybody gets wrong

6 nerd words everybody gets wrong

The language of technology is a moving target. As the technology changes, so do the usage models, business models and behaviors associated with it. So do the words.

10 new words you need to know in Silicon Valley

10 new words you need to know in Silicon Valley

As mobile and consumer technology alters our lives, new coinages bubble up in the social networks to capture and express how people live. Here are 10 new words you need to know in order to describe the culture of Silicon Valley as...

Understanding the Meerkat live-streaming magic

Understanding the Meerkat live-streaming magic

You're going to be hearing a lot about a new live-streaming app called Meerkat.

Apple's iBeacon gets fun

Apple's iBeacon location technology used to be for boring retail applications. Now it's showing up in consumer apps.

3 privacy violations you shouldn't worry about

In the past few years, the public has been confronted with hitherto unimaginable levels of personal privacy invasions.

Google phone project could transform smartphones

A slew of cool new smartphones are expected to debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. But Google has already unveiled what is almost certainly the most interesting phone of the year.

How 'Lenovorola' changes the mobile world

Google is selling Motorola to Lenovo. The deal makes Google better, Lenovo bigger and Motorola gets a new lease on life.

Why Social networks should be more like Facebook Poke

When it comes to Facebook users and their messages, almost nobody knows who can see or share their posts on social networks. And that's a problem that must be fixed, says Mike Elgan.

Why I blog on Google+ (And how)

The best blogging platform isn't a blogging platform, but a social network, writes columnist Mike Elgan. He explains how and why he uses Google+ for blogging.

Load More