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Tuesday, March 06, 2012 18:03 PM

Upward Mobility

By Tim Moran Is there still any doubt that it's a mobile world? Yes? Well, consider: • Global mobile data traffic grew 2.3-fold in 2011, more than doubling for the fourth year in a row. • Mobi....

Monday, February 13, 2012 20:02 PM

Smart Technology, Dumb People

By Samuel Greengard It's nothing short of a paradox that the smarter we build computers and the better we build technology the dumber we seem to get. We've all heard stories of people driving the wrong wa....

Thursday, February 09, 2012 20:02 PM

A New Picture Emerges

By Samuel Greengard Basic economics tells us that what's rare is more valuable. A century ago, simply possessing a photograph of a person or an event was a remarkable thing. Any single photograph was some....

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 19:01 PM

Good Riddance to the Textbook

By Samuel Greengard Apple sent ripples through the education and publishing worlds when it announced that it was looking to redefine the modern textbook. iBook Author could revolutionize the way schools a....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 21:01 PM

Alone Together on the Web

By Samuel Greengard I'm sitting in a Starbucks in my hometown of West Linn Oregon typing out this blog. There's nothing remarkable about that. These days, we're all wired in from everywhere. I've posted t....

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 00:01 AM

Customer Revolt Succeeds, Again

by Samuel Greengard In late December, Verizon Wireless decided to institute a $2 "convenience" fee for one-time payments made online or over the phone. The company said that the fee was necessary to offse....

Thursday, December 29, 2011 23:12 PM

12 Technology Predictions for 2012

By Samuel Greengard My Intel-powered crystal ball is displaying the following 12 information technology trends for 2012: 1. The cloud lifts. Vendor hype notwithstanding, cloud computing is here to stay. ....

Monday, December 19, 2011 18:12 PM

Dear Santa: My Technology Wish List

by Samuel Greengard Dear Santa, Here's my tech wish list for 2012: 1. A functional digital wallet. Google and Paypal have introduced e-pay products but we need a digital wallet that really works--on ve....

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 18:12 PM

Mobile Platforms: Don’t Call Any Winners

Today we have two interesting bits of news in the mobile OS space. Microsoft has replaced the head of its Windows Phone division, which is widely viewed as being troubled to this point. And from eWEEK Labs....

Monday, December 05, 2011 20:12 PM

Big Brother, For Real

by Samuel Greengard I just spent 10 days in China. I carried an iPhone and iPad the entire time and the ability to stay connected was truly profound. During Thanksgiving, we were able to use FaceTime whil....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 17:11 PM

Reasons to Be Thankful

By Samuel Greengard In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are seven technologies and products that aren't only cool, they've actually improved the quality of our lives: 1. A healthcare revolution. Research....

Monday, November 14, 2011 22:11 PM

Lessons From a Broken Business

by Samuel Greengard A quick glance at the coupon business shows how and why so many companies fail with technology. Every week a slew of retailers barrage me with coupons via snail mail or e-mail. In ma....

Friday, November 04, 2011 19:11 PM

The Four Fastest-Growing Technology Areas

I’ve been silent since Monday because I’ve been busily interviewing and performing the analysis for our upcoming cover story on the top trends of 2012. Here’s a little preview. I won&rsq....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 23:10 PM

Wouldn’t it be great to have a standard mobile OS API?

I’m surely dreaming. What’s prompting the dream is Stephen Wellman’s comment to me, essentially, that broader adoption of HTML5 will help equalize mobile apps because they will no longer ....

Friday, October 21, 2011 17:10 PM

Some Final Thoughts from Gartner

Gartner’s Symposium ITxpo just finished up in Orlando, Florida, and as an attendee I received a nice thank-you note from the Gartner promotions team. It was a good show, and I very much recommend it ....