Richi Jennings

Your humble blogwatcher is an independent analyst/consultant, specializing in blogging, email, spam, and other security topics. He was voted 'Most likely to get up first to sing at karaoke' for 14 years in succession.

Richi Jennings is an independent analyst/consultant, specializing in blogging, email, spam, and other security topics. He's also the main author of Computerworld's The Long View and IT Blogwatch. 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 predecessor products.

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 14 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@richij.com.

(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 are corrected; on extremely 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 or leaving a comment at the bottom of the article; the request will then be considered by Computerworld editorial staff.
 

Disclosures

For a list of disclosures and potential conflicts, please see richij.com/bio
 

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Net-neutrality craziness: Fools on the Hill shill as FCC flounders

Net-neutrality craziness: Fools on the Hill shill as FCC flounders

Chair Tom Wheeler vs. the corporations: The FCC is trying to make a sound decision about this net-neutrality thing. That's not helped by a succession of industry-funded lobbyists and lawmakers, trying to shout louder than We, The...

iPhone 6 reviews are IN (by friends of Apple, at least)

iPhone 6 reviews are IN (by friends of Apple, at least)

The press embargo is over, so here's what the reviews say: One iPhone 6 review after another just hit the Web. Don't have time to digest them all? Instead, read Richi's review roundup. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers can't agree what they...

Windows 9 preview download in 2--3 weeks

Windows 9 preview download in 2--3 weeks

Redmond warming up official Tech Preview build, as videos of Partner Preview leak: Prepare to download the Windows 9 preview build. Microsoft confirmed it'll unveil the next version of Windows -- codenamed Threshold -- in two short...

Moto X, pure as the driven snow, to be presold out on Tuesday!

Moto X, pure as the driven snow, to be presold out on Tuesday!

Motorola mobiles and watches are taking the world by storm! The Pure Edition and 360 (but not quite) available for presale on Tuesday! What do bloggers think?! In IT Blogwatch, bloggers get close to going around and around.

Yahoo! caved to U.S. PRISM threat (because money)

Yahoo! caved to U.S. PRISM threat (because money)

While Yahoo! initially fought NSA order, it didn't take it to the Supremes: Yahoo! is crowing about how it fought an order to hand over private user information. However, it's emerged that it gave up after the government threatened...

No, Gmail was not cracked! Don't believe bogus blogs

No, Gmail was not cracked! Don't believe bogus blogs

Do you trust every word you read on the Web? Worrying reports out of Russia apparently claim that Gmail was hacked and your login details were stolen. Or, at least, that's the breathless interpretation of countless bloggers and...

Net neutrality is DEAD. Get over it, Internet

Net neutrality is DEAD. Get over it, Internet

Bend over, the FCC chair says so (between the lines): The Federal Communications Commission chairman seems to be saying that network neutrality isn't going to happen. In a series of statements, Tom Wheeler appeared to be tough on the...

Déjà vu -- Europeans restart antitrust probe of Google (is Android next?)

Déjà vu -- Europeans restart antitrust probe of Google (is Android next?)

Eric's head just exploded: Google's European frustrations continue. The EC has re-opened its interminable antitrust case, because the proposed settlement doesn't seem to please ministers nor rivals. When will it all end? In IT...

MSN relaunch promises content and productivity and services (oh my)

MSN relaunch promises content and productivity and services (oh my)

Nadella -- slicing and dicing a new MSN: Microsoft has refurbished, rebuilt, reworked, redesigned, revamped, and relaunched a braaaaand new MSN! Better than ever (or so Microsoft says) So has MSN already jumped the shark, or has...

iPhone 6 release date ''soon'' -- rumors of features leak again

iPhone 6 release date ''soon'' -- rumors of features leak again

Tim's kimono rent asunder: The iPhone 6 (and iWatch) "will" be unveiled tomorrow at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Apple will finally confirm the features and release date -- expected to be later this month. While the company is...

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge phablet is weird yet innovative

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge phablet is weird yet innovative

Weird science brings forth curvy phone-tablet hybrid: Samsung unveiled its latest phablet at IFA 2014. It has this weird curved screen edge, which may take some getting used to. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wonder if it's a gimmick or...

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