Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

Mike Elgan is a technology-obsessed journalist, author, blogger, podcaster and digital nomad. Learn more at his website: elgan.com.

It’s time for BYOF (bring your own Fi)

Google Maps is the new social network

Google Maps is the new social network

While Twitter tumbles and Facebook flounders, Google Maps has emerged as the best social network for businesses.

The dark side of folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones

The dark side of folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones

Everybody’s talking about folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones. Here are 7 reasons to ignore the hype.

Why Microsoft and Google love progressive web apps

Why Microsoft and Google love progressive web apps

Microsoft wants everything to run on Windows. Google wants everything to run on the web. (And what does Apple want?)

The first smart display for business: Your Android phone

The first smart display for business: Your Android phone

Here’s why I think Google will announce a ‘smart display’ feature this week for Android optimized for business use.

Why 5G will disappoint everyone

Why 5G will disappoint everyone

Wireless connections that are 20 times faster? What could be disappointing about that?

Why everyone is talking about everything talking

Why everyone is talking about everything talking

Suddenly, we’re looking at voice-first everything — including the voice-first workplace.

In killing Inbox, Google takes another swipe at its most passionate users

In killing Inbox, Google takes another swipe at its most passionate users

It fits a pattern that tells us that Google sees everyone as having equal value, which just isn’t true.

Social media and trolls: The end is near

Social media and trolls: The end is near

A new service uses NFC and blockchain to end trolling forever. (And just in time.)

What is a search engine, anyway?

What is a search engine, anyway?

If you think a search engine exists as an index to the internet, it’s time to update your thinking.

Here comes ‘antidisinformation as a service’

Here comes ‘antidisinformation as a service’

Lies and fake news are coming after your company’s brand and reputation. Time to get your AaaS in gear.

Can the police search your phone?

Can the police search your phone?

Enterprises work hard to protect company secrets. Here’s why the biggest threat may be law enforcement.

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