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.

How to make $120,000: Get a job in big data

Europe strikes back at Silicon Valley

Europe strikes back at Silicon Valley

A wave of protectionism in Europe is making life hard for U.S. tech giants. Here's why it won’t get any better

Search me: Google's 'Mobilegeddon' is good news

Search me: Google's 'Mobilegeddon' is good news

The blogosphere is stupidly freaking out over a needed change in Google’s mobile search algorithm

For Android, adware is the threat, not malware

For Android, adware is the threat, not malware

Security alarmists have grossly exaggerated the risk of mobile devices -- and the cost of security breaches

The $99 PC is coming, and that's bad news

The $99 PC is coming, and that's bad news

Chromebooks are finally gaining traction, and PCs on a stick are arriving -- that spells trouble for the struggling PC industry

Watch out, Uber: The sharing-economy boom could deflate

Watch out, Uber: The sharing-economy boom could deflate

Today, workers at companies like Uber and Homejoy shoulder the risk but reap little of the reward

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

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

Skyrocketing salaries and long searches for qualified applicants mean there really is a tech labor shortage, at least in some areas

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

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