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.

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No need to boost H-1Bs, says GOP Senate immigration head... Wait. WHAT?

Pinch me: Windows 10 looks... GOOD. Is this a dream?

Pinch me: Windows 10 looks... GOOD. Is this a dream?

Reax from Redmond unveiling are surprisingly positive: Windows 10 reveal hits high notes. Satya Nadella's Microsoft is fighting back against perceptions that it's in a death-spiral. In IT Blogwatch, we round up the reviews...

Microsoft Windows 10 preview release date: TODAY (just listen to me)

Microsoft Windows 10 preview release date: TODAY (just listen to me)

Get set to download the latest Windows 10 preview -- the release date is expected to be today, right after Microsoft's 'big reveal' event. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers don't need to discuss much.

iPad Pro rumors: An Apple stylus (more evidence that Steve Jobs is dead)

iPad Pro rumors: An Apple stylus (more evidence that Steve Jobs is dead)

WWSJD? Fire the lot of 'em, probably. A well-connected analyst says Apple is readying a stylus for the upcoming iPad Pro. That's despite all the famous soundbites from Steve Jobs. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers test pen theories.

FAIL: NSA can't shield DoD or Sony from N. Korea hacks

FAIL: NSA can't shield DoD or Sony from N. Korea hacks

The National Security Agency (NSA) -- tasked with protecting American computers -- apparently fell asleep on the job. The latest story: The NSA allegedly watched North Korea hack Sony for over four years, yet did nothing about it,...

Google Glass DEAD (ish): Glassholes find Fadell's phoenix nest

Google Glass DEAD (ish): Glassholes find Fadell's phoenix nest

Methinks la GOOG doth protest too much: Nobody wants a glasshole pointing a pervy camera in their face. Google insists the wearable project isn't dead, shoving it in Fadell's Nest org. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wink at you. OK, Glass?...

Mi Note phablets vs. iPhone 6 Plus (Xiaomi CEO MOCKS Apple)

Mi Note phablets vs. iPhone 6 Plus (Xiaomi CEO MOCKS Apple)

Xiaomi's aggressive move: OMG, that's incredibly inexpensive for a premium, 5.7-in smartphone. Xiaomi unveils its incredibly low-priced flagship Android phablets, the unoriginally-named Mi Note and Mi Note Pro. Apple's equivalent...

Samsung -- for real this time -- ships a phone running TIZEN OS

Samsung -- for real this time -- ships a phone running TIZEN OS

Samsung has finally jumped off the fence, now one hundred percent sure it wants to sell a Tizen OS based phone. The company is shipping the Z1 smartphone, letting the Tizen chips fall where they may...

UK's David Cameron wants to kill Snapchat -- because TERRORISTS

UK's David Cameron wants to kill Snapchat -- because TERRORISTS

After an unsuccessful attempt to annul the Law of Gravity, UK prime minister David Cameron is now trying something easy, something he believes he can accomplish: Pass a law banning all apps and messaging services using end-to-end...

OK Google, try to CATCH UP with Microsoft Skype

OK Google, try to CATCH UP with Microsoft Skype

Google, perhaps devoting too much time to its self-driving car, now finds itself in the unfamiliar position of playing catch-up to Microsoft. Yes, that Microsoft...

The MIGHTY HAS FALLEN -- Google loses a WHOPPING 2% of US search market

The MIGHTY HAS FALLEN -- Google loses a WHOPPING 2% of US search market

The latest US search engine figures are in and it appears Yahoo's deal with Mozilla has paid off. Yahoo's market share has reportedly quadrupled, but does this mean Google should be worried?

FBI blames North Korea AGAIN for Sony BIG HACK attack

FBI blames North Korea AGAIN for Sony BIG HACK attack

FBI Director James Comey, seemingly hell-bent on blaming North Korea for last year's cyberattack on Sony, made his case at a recent cybersecurity conference. Or did he? Many security researchers and experts still aren't fully...

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