Bill Snyder

Columnist

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 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.

Reform H-1B now -- then raise the cap

The U.S.-China game of cyber chicken could derail Silicon Valley

The U.S.-China game of cyber chicken could derail Silicon Valley

If China and America don’t end their crazy spying-tinged trade war, billions of dollars in technology sales will evaporate

For job seekers, the big data gold rush is slowing

For job seekers, the big data gold rush is slowing

Enterprises aren't seeing the ROI they expected, leading to reduced bonuses for big data experts, but the pause could be temporary

Patent trolls are on the run, but not vanquished yet

Patent trolls are on the run, but not vanquished yet

Strong legislation that will weaken the ability of the trolls to shake down innovators is likely to pass Congress, but more should be done

Watch out, coders -- a robot may take your job, too

Watch out, coders -- a robot may take your job, too

Researchers warn that a glut of code is coming that will depress wages and turn coders into Uber drivers

Apple's chorus of critics: How wrong can they be?

Apple's chorus of critics: How wrong can they be?

The Apple-is-doomed crowd's arguments are sound, but they're also simply not true

The best jobs are in tech, and so is the job growth

The best jobs are in tech, and so is the job growth

All signs point to continued growth in IT hiring and salaries, even for humble jobs like tech support

The ghosts of CEOs past: Apple's liberation, Microsoft's haunting

The ghosts of CEOs past: Apple's liberation, Microsoft's haunting

Apple amazing quarter has set the bar unrealistically high while Wall Street unfairly discounts Microsoft's potential

‘It just works’? Not so for too many Apple users

‘It just works’? Not so for too many Apple users

Apple's journey from 'it just works' to 'it just needs more work' may undermine the company’s reputation for quality

Trillions and trillions: The iPhone revolution in dollars

Trillions and trillions: The iPhone revolution in dollars

The iPhone did in fact 'change everything,' in ways you can actually calculate

The hottest tech skills for 2015: Security forensics and good old Java

The hottest tech skills for 2015: Security forensics and good old Java

IT job growth is expected to outpace the overall economy, and those with the right skills stand to benefit handsomely

Why China is about to give Silicon Valley serious competition

Why China is about to give Silicon Valley serious competition

Although many countries make big but empty noise about being the new tech innovator, China's claims have real teeth

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