With little or no competition, Comcast will have little reason to increase speed or lower the cost of broadband, or any impetus to preserve Net neutrality.
Today, lawyers at times have as much influence as engineers, if not more, and patents are used to fend off competitors and to force them to pay licensing fees that can run to billions of dollars annually.
Computerworld asked readers to rate their mobile data providers on connection speed, reliability, customer service and more. We name the best and the worst services -- and throw in some fun facts about how people use their mobile data networks.
Yes, the ruling is a disaster for advocates of a free and untrammeled Internet, but not quite an unmitigated one.
As the federal government abandons funding primary and applied research, companies like Google and Amazon can pick up the slack.
Dell's new Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 tablet offers users a fine display, good features and impressive audio -- at a reasonable price.
Apple repeatedly bows to censorship demands in places like China.
Want your Windows 8 machine to run faster? Of course you do. These tools and techniques can help.
Microsoft has upgraded its Windows RT tablet: The new Surface 2 offers a well-built case, better performance, a great display and the same old operating system.
Alan Mulally is a savvy manager and a smart engineer. But Microsoft's big problem is vision, and that's where Mulally falls short.
There are increasing calls for Microsoft to sell off Bing and walk away from mobile. Would those moves be good in the long term?
CEO Ballmer and his predecessor shared a vision of how Microsoft could stay on top by focusing on Windows.
The tech companies that have surged since Steve Ballmer took over at Microsoft from Bill Gates are headed by engineers.
Although the preview of Windows 8.1 fixes some of the problems users complained about in the previous version of the OS, is it enough? We take a close look at Microsoft's update.
The numbers Microsoft is posting in mobile aren't at the level it is accustomed to in areas like desktop operating systems and productivity suites. But they're on the rise.
Vendors are falling all over themselves to develop smartwatches. Will this be yet one more example of Microsoft getting to a market first and then failing to cash in?
Recent developments could portend the demise of National Security Letters, which allow the FBI to get private customer information without a judge's approval.
It's clear that hardware makers are experimenting far more with Windows devices than Apple is with the iPad. But that does that herald a revival of the PC?
Facebook users are constantly being told that their privacy is under siege. Here are seven apps that can help secure your personal data.
Today hardware is often an afterthought in the enterprise, and user preferences count more than IT planning. This all means there will be winners and losers among today's big vendors.