More articles by "Mike Elgan"

A New Phone Company: Google Answers the Call

The search giant wants to be your go-to phone company for all your communications needs. And it's well on the way to achieving that goal.

Does Your SMB Need Google+ Pages?

Mike Elgan delivers three convincing reason why now, not later, is the time for businesses to get going with Google+.

Should You Buy an iPhone 4s?

Mike Elgan runs down his list of reasons why the iPhone 4s doesn’t live up to expectations.

Tech Trends: Trading Control for Convenience

Are you willing to give up control to Apple, Google and Facebook in return for more technological convenience?

Amazon's Low-Cost Kindle Doesn't Add Up

The new Kindle's up-front cost is dirt cheap, but that doesn't mean you won’t pay -- big time -- on the back end. Mike Elgan explains the ka-ching in Amazon's payday.

A Social Media Melee: Facebook Vs. Google+

Facebook and Google+ duke it out to dominate social media. Who wins and who loses?

Amazon Vs. IPad: The Battle Begins

Mike Elgan's unique take on the ultimate use for iPad and Amazon's forthcoming tablet explores each company's quiet strategy to be the platform consumers use to buy everything.

Is Star Trek the Future of Small Business Tech?

Talking on your mobile phone is one thing, talking to your desktop another. But that's where Apple and Google plan to take us. Beam us up, Scotty.

Get the Best of Both Facebook and Google+

We've got three tips that will let you make the switch to Google+ without losing your Facebook friends. And yeah, you really want to do it.

The Price of Liking Facebook 'Like'

It started as a cute idea to share interests with friends. Now Facebook's 'Like' program is a mega-sized marketing machine. But at what cost?

Social Media: How Facebook Polices Your Friendships

Do you want Facebook to determine -- whose status updates you receive in your News feed -- without telling you? It's already happening.

Google to Challenge 6 FaceBook Weaknesses

In a battle over online advertising, Google sets it sites on beating Facebook, and pundits name six areas where the social networking giant shows vulnerability.

Six Truly Great Tech Tools

They may not have been hyped as much as some tech, but these tools perfected by brand-new improvements.

Hard Work is Dead. Call It 'Work Ethic 2.0'

A person who works with total focus has an enormous advantage over a workaholic who's "multi-tasking" all day, answering every phone call, constantly checking Facebook and Twitter, and indulging every interruption.

Ten Tips for Scoring a Netbook On Black Friday

Because you can never be too rich, too thin or have too many netbooks.

Three Ways SMBs Can Survive the Economic Meltdown

Down is one thing, out is something else altogether. Columnist Mike Elgan offers his take on staying in the game.

Three Things You Need to Know About Windows 7

The next couple of years will usher in the next generation of user interface from Microsoft, Apple, and the Linux community, and it's going to be really, really cool.

Why You'll Hate Cell Phone Spam

Like lambs to slaughter, the cell phone using community (i.e. everybody) has no idea what's coming.

Ten Ways to Use Camera Phones

The 'Swiss Army Knife' of gadgets, offer small businesses an incredible array of useful tools.

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