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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Windows 10 release date is delayed -- unless you're ''special'' [u]

Chicago: My kind of taxing town (where The Cloud costs 9 percent more)

Chicago: My kind of taxing town (where The Cloud costs 9 percent more)

If you live or work in Chicago, get ready for some new cloud taxes. You'll be paying an extra 9 percent on media streaming and business cloud services...

ACLU to fight FISA court's OK to NSA bulk data collection

ACLU to fight FISA court's OK to NSA bulk data collection

Thought that bulk metadata collection had been quashed? Think again: FISC instructs NSA to carry on regardless. IN FRENCH. But the ACLU ain't impressed...

Microsoft slashes at Bing Maps and Advertising (is Lumia next?)

Microsoft slashes at Bing Maps and Advertising (is Lumia next?)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wields scalpel in strategic sacrificial sales: Advertising to AOL and Maps to Uber. But what of the loss-making Lumia smartphone business?

RUMORS: Apple iPhone 6S specs: Force Touch (don't say iPhone 7 OK?)

RUMORS: Apple iPhone 6S specs: Force Touch (don't say iPhone 7 OK?)

Apple iPhone 6S specs rumors are a-swirlin'. But please don't call it the iPhone 7. Will the shiny force touch you?

OnePlus Two release date -- soon, post-reveal in virtual reality

OnePlus Two release date -- soon, post-reveal in virtual reality

The OnePlus Two release date looks like being in August or September. It's now confirmed that a virtual reality launch will be on July 27. Shut up, and take my money!

Microsoft Office for ANDROID phones: Yes! Download for free (kinda)

Microsoft Office for ANDROID phones: Yes! Download for free (kinda)

Want Microsoft Office on your Android smartphone? Well here you go. And it's absolutely free -- but with some paid features. Amazing...

YES! Jailbreak iPhone or iPad on iOS 8.3 / 8.2 -- untethered (if you trust TaiG)

YES! Jailbreak iPhone or iPad on iOS 8.3 / 8.2 -- untethered (if you trust TaiG)

Want to jailbreak your iOS 8.3 or 8.2 iPhone or iPad? Ready to escape from Apple's pomaceous walled garden of parody-free, sexless, family friendliness? TaiG and saurik have delivered, so here are the best resources...

Open Container Project forces forks to COMPLY

Open Container Project forces forks to COMPLY

Docker and CoreOS declare peace in our time. The newly-minted Open Container Project (OCP) is governed by the Linux Foundation, and brings together the main containerization and composability factions, with a who's who of vendors and...

Apple Music, Taylor Swift style -- duplicity, triumph or cynical PR stunt?

Apple Music, Taylor Swift style -- duplicity, triumph or cynical PR stunt?

Cook and Cue got PWNED, Taylor Swift style. Her moaning about losing out on money from free trials of Apple Music seems to have tugged at Cupertino's heartstrings. Unless this was just a carefully timed PR stunt...

FACEPALM: Project Lightning turns Twitter into... something else

FACEPALM: Project Lightning turns Twitter into... something else

The Twitter they are a-changin'. Project Lightning promises more revenue, but less of the classic service. Is the blue bird taking lessons from Zuck?

Microsoft Lumia phones are DEAD (Satya said stop, but Nokia says go)

Microsoft Lumia phones are DEAD (Satya said stop, but Nokia says go)

Did Nadella just kill the Lumia business? Is it KIN all over again? That's our inescapable conclusion from his reorganization memo...

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