Mike Elgan

Mike Elgan is an opinion columnist at large who writes for Computerworld.com, The Raw Feed, TechGear and many other online and print publications. In the past, Mike has worked as chief editor for Windows Magazine, HP World Magazine, Inside HP, HP World News, The Palm Reader, Palm News, Road Tricks, Portable Life News, Laptop Life, BuzzWords, Pocket Windows and Portable Windows. The World Is My Office

Why Google should leave Europe

Why Google and Facebook need balloons, drones and rockets

Why Google and Facebook need balloons, drones and rockets

Google and Facebook are hatching schemes (that some people call crazy) to bring to the majority what we in the privileged minority already enjoy every day -- the ability to get online.

Why the FAA's drone rules should never get off the ground

Why the FAA's drone rules should never get off the ground

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is expected to begin a one- or two-year process that will culminate in actual rules on using drones for commercial purposes. But two years is an eternity in Silicon Valley, and worse, those...

Can't wait for the Apple Watch? You're not alone

Can't wait for the Apple Watch? You're not alone

In the past two weeks, new information has come out about the Apple iWatch. Columnist Mike Elgan is among the developers, analysts and vendors eagerly waiting for the new device to arrive next year.

Rise of the celebrity tech entrepreneur

Rise of the celebrity tech entrepreneur

It's no secret that Silicon Valley wants to invade Hollywood with disruptive Internet-based content distribution systems and computer-generated everything. But now Hollywood wants to invade back.

Why Amazon Echo is the future of every home

Why Amazon Echo is the future of every home

Don't laugh at or ignore Amazon's new Echo home virtual assistant appliance. Devices like this will soon be as common as toasters.

An open email to Google Inbox

An open email to Google Inbox

I have so many feelings that I'd like to pour out to Google's experimental, invitation-only Gmail interface, that I decided to write it an email.

Why Google wants to replace Gmail

Why Google wants to replace Gmail

Gmail represents a dying class of products that, like Google Reader, puts control in the hands of users, not signal-harvesting algorithms.

How to control trolls with Google+

How to control trolls with Google+

Not all social networks are equal when it comes to defeating trolls, haters and spammers. Here's why Google+ has the best anti-troll system and how to use it.

Silicon Valley's next disruption: Reality!

Silicon Valley's next disruption: Reality!

Virtual reality and augmented reality are practically the same thing and will be served up to us in breathtaking and unexpected ways.

Why Google+ is the place for passions

Why Google+ is the place for passions

The single biggest controversy about social media is whetherGoogle+ is a dying wasteland of non-activity or a hive of conversation and engagement. Mike Elgan is here to explain why it's the latter.

Why do contextual ads fail?

Why do contextual ads fail?

Companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon violate our privacy in order to show us relevant ads. So why do their ads miss the mark?

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