Richi Jennings

Your humble blogwatcher is an independent analyst/consultant, specializing in content marketing, email, spam, and other security topics. He was voted 'Most likely to get up first to sing at karaoke' for 16 years in succession.

Richi Jennings is an independent analyst/consultant, specializing in content marketing, email, spam, and other security topics. He was also the main author of Computerworld's The Long View and IT Blogwatch columns. He has won awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, ABM/Jesse H. Neal, and B2B Magazine.

He was previously CTO for Samsung Contact. Prior to this, he was at Hewlett-Packard for 14 years, working in a wide variety of engineering, marketing and architect roles, mainly on OpenMail and its predecessors.

Richi lives in England, is an un-professional DJ, rusty scuba diver, and was voted "Most likely to get up first to sing at karaoke" for 16 years in succession. You can follow him as @RiCHi on Twitter, pretend to be Richi's friend on Facebook, Plus him at +richijennings, or just use boring old email: cw@richi.uk.

(And, yes: that's Richi Jennings, not Richie Jennings; capishe?)
 

On quotations used in my articles:

When I quote other websites or writers, I will often edit for the busy reader, using a style based on accepted journalistic norms (e.g., AP; Chicago). The intention is never to change the meaning of the original. Omitted text is marked with an ellipsis (...); altered text is marked with [brackets]; typos may be corrected; on rare occasions, I may reorder text. I also aim to stay within the letter and spirit of copyright law: specifically, the U.S. Fair Use and UK Fair Dealing codes.

If an organization or individual so quoted objects to being quoted in this way, they can request an edit or complete removal by tweeting @RiCHi; the request will then be considered by Computerworld editorial staff.
 

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For a list of disclosures and potential conflicts, please see richi.uk/bio
 

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This is a weblog of Richi Jennings. The opinions expressed are those of Richi Jennings and may not represent those of Computerworld.

Brexit: What it means for Tech (but don't panic)

Google Fiber and Webpass, sitting in a tree, K.I.S.S.I.N.G.

Google Fiber and Webpass, sitting in a tree, K.I.S.S.I.N.G.

Alphabet is boosting its Google Fiber team with Webpass, a San Francisco-based ISP. The idea is to bring ludicrously-fast Internet access to more people, more quickly. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder symmetric gigabit for...

New Adobe Photoshop CC looks awesome

New Adobe Photoshop CC looks awesome

Adobe Systems retouches its software. Photoshop CC 2015.5 and other Creative Cloud parts get some exciting new stuff, for your media-fiddling enjoyment. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers turn that frown upside-down...

Twitter buys Magic Pony -- wait, what?

Twitter buys Magic Pony -- wait, what?

Twitter buys another machine-learning startup. The ridiculously-named Magic Pony Technology is set to help Twitter to so something with video.In IT Blogwatch, bloggers cry when they realize, “it’s not yours.”

Oracle trolls Salesforce -- cloud up 50%

Oracle trolls Salesforce -- cloud up 50%

Oracle Corp is catching up in cloud. Although it was late to the party, it says it’s now doing very well, as its fiscal Q4 numbers demonstrate. And in an ironic troll to Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Larry Ellison publicly hopes to...

Spamming doesn't pay -- Sanford Wallace gets 30 months in prison

Spamming doesn't pay -- Sanford Wallace gets 30 months in prison

Sanford Wallace will be jailed. The prolific spammer, who once called himself the “Spam King,” has been sentenced to be locked up for 2½ years and pay hundreds of thousands. That’s in addition to the almost $1 billion he owes...

Farewell, Tom Perkins, the VC’s VC

Farewell, Tom Perkins, the VC’s VC

Tom Perkins, co-founder of Kleiner-Perkins, has died. He was 84. Since the early 1970s, he’d been responsible for much of the creation and growth of venture-capital in the San Francisco bay area. He essentially created Sand Hill Road...

Tinder to 17-year-olds: Get off my lawn [and OppSit]

Tinder to 17-year-olds: Get off my lawn [and OppSit]

Dating app Tinder is shutting down its service for the under-18s. The official reason is hazy at best, but a moment’s thought says this is bad news for the safety of minors. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers think it’s a ridiculous idea...

Hey Siri? Call 911 for Gi-Gi. She'll be right, mate. Bonzer

Hey Siri? Call 911 for Gi-Gi. She'll be right, mate. Bonzer

Apple Siri “helped save” a toddler in Australia, who’d stopped breathing. Her mom yelled at her iPhone to call an ambulance. Stacey Gleeson’s daughter Giana Gleeson is well again. Apple PR is celebrating a good-news story for a...

Forget the Samsung Galaxy S7 -- you'll want a Galaxy X, in 2017 [updated]

Forget the Samsung Galaxy S7 -- you'll want a Galaxy X, in 2017 [updated]

The Samsung Galaxy X range will have foldable screens, with release date early next year. Deep-throat rumor-mongers say there'll be two models, different from the upcoming Galaxy S8 range. So forget today's ho-hum, derivative, Samsung...

Facebook doesn't listen through your phone's mic -- except when it does

Facebook doesn't listen through your phone's mic -- except when it does

Is Facebook listening to every word you say? Zuck’s crew says it won’t use your speech to target advertising or reorder your feed, but it’s still unclear what it does use the microphone for. Aside from the obvious, that is. In IT...

Smartphone growth flattens -- Android conquers all, and iPhone is... resting

Smartphone growth flattens -- Android conquers all, and iPhone is... resting

IDC admits it was wrong -- the smartphone sales slump is even worse than it thought. iPhone share is actually shrinking, while Android climbs ever-more dizzying heights. Total growth will fall this year to a mere 3.1%, say IDC’s...

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