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Tony Rizzo joined TMCnet following a stint as the Editor in Chief of Mobile Enterprise, which he took on following an almost two year stretch on the mobile vendor side of the world. As Tony puts it, “Sometimes you have to cross the line and get your hands dirty in order to effectively and knowledgably communicate to end users and the enterprise what’s going on in the vendor community.” Before crossing the vendor line Tony spent five years as the Director of Mobile Research for research analyst firm The 451 Group. There he lived through both the early stages of enterprise mobility and the first steps of the enterprise mobility consumerization phenomenon following the release of the original iPhone.

Prior to his jump into mobility Tony served as the Editor in Chief of Internet World, as the Editorial Director of an Ernst & Young Financial Services Web Advisory project, as a publishing consultant for CMP Media, as the Editor in Chief of NetGuide (the first Internet magazine), as a founding editor and Editor of Network Computing Magazine, and as the founding Technical Editor of Microsoft Systems Journal (as a very early employee of Microsoft back in the days of OS/2).

Prior to his business technology publishing adventures Tony was at New York University, where he developed extensive technology training programs ranging from mainframes to the early years of C, Unix and PCs. He has owned an original IBM PC, an Apple II and a BlackBerry circa 2000, and wonders to this day why he didn’t hold on to any of them. He is also proud to admit that he was a pioneering user of email back when the Internet was known as Arpanet during his NYU days.

Latest Articles

02/04/2014 In-vehicle Wearable Technology Integration with New Autos Will Scale to Over 90 Percent Global Penetration by 2019
02/04/2014 Comings & Goings: Surprise! Satya Nadella Confirmed as Microsoft's New CEO, Gates Lets Go of Chairmanship, Will Help Nadella Move Forward
02/03/2014 Emotiv Claims Its Brainwave Scanner Allows People to Control Wheelchairs with Their Minds
02/03/2014 $2.6 Billion GPS Fitness Device Market Losing Market Share to Smart Mobile Devices and Wearable Technology Products
02/03/2014 Rise of Wireless Connected Technology and M2M Presents Real Security Risks for Unwary Manufacturers
02/03/2014 Study Claims Electric Drive Vehicles Have Little Impact on U.S. Pollutant Emissions
02/01/2014 Techzone 360 Week in Review
01/31/2014 The Microsoft CEO Search - The Winner Is...Playing it Safe
01/31/2014 The Microsoft CEO Search - The Winner...Playing it Safe
01/31/2014 Faced with a State of Gaming Decline Nintendo Will Now Tackle Healthcare (but no, Not Wearable Tech)
01/31/2014 Google's Fiscal Q4 and Full 2013 Financials - Huge Revenue Upswing, a Tiny Miss on Earnings...a Stock Split and Dividend
01/30/2014 Life-Changing Wearable Tech: Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Finally Brings Light of Day to Patients
01/30/2014 Interactive Intelligence Fiscal 2013 Q4 and Full Year Financials Point to a Rock Solid Contact Center and Cloud Business
01/30/2014 Lenovo Builds a New Tech Hardware Foundation - Adds Google's Motorola Mobility Smartphone Group to its Team
01/29/2014 Facebook Growing Up Quite Nicely - Beats Analyst Estimates for Fiscal Q4 2013
01/29/2014 Tiny Vringo Scores a Big Patent Hit on Google - Good News for Patent Aggregators
01/29/2014 4G Smartphone Market in China Set for Explosive 1,500 Percent Growth this Year
01/28/2014 CloudTrust Program from Skyhigh Networks Delivers Comprehensive Security Assessment for Cloud Services
01/28/2014 MEG, fMRIs and New Insights on Human Vision and How We See
01/28/2014 Apple's Fiscal Q1 2014 Earnings in Detail - Lots of Success, but Huge Expectations Remain Unmet
01/27/2014 Apple Delivers Successful Fiscal Q1 2014 - Records Were Broken But Results Are Not Stellar Enough
01/27/2014 Samsung Collared on Patents by Ericsson just as Samsung Signs Global Intellectual Property Deal with Google
01/25/2014 Mobility Techzone Week in Review
01/25/2014 Techzone 360 Week in Review
01/24/2014 Hewlett-Packard Unloads 2,400 Mobile Patents and Patent Applications to Qualcomm
01/24/2014 Mobile PCs and Smartphones Will Provide Top Revenue Opportunities for High-speed Wireless IC Suppliers
01/24/2014 Apple and Samsung Bought Up an Amazing $52.5 Billion Worth of Semiconductor Chips Sold in 2013
01/24/2014 Apple and Samsung Remained the World's Largest Buyers of Semiconductor Chips in 2013
01/23/2014 Microsoft Reports Record Revenue of $24.52B for Fiscal Q2 2014
01/23/2014 Apple: Larger iDisplays and Say Goodbye to Plastic-backed iPhones
01/23/2014 Try MEG On: Neurofeedback Training for Your Brain
01/23/2014 U.S. Federal Judge Lucy Koh Lands Double Whammy on Samsung: Finds Infringement of a Key Apple Patent and Declares a Samsung Patent Invalid
01/22/2014 Next Week's Apple Q4 2013 Earnings Call - Let's Predict How Many iPhones Apple Sold
01/22/2014 Microsoft Ahead of Tomorrow's Earnings Call - A CEO Announcement Perhaps?
01/22/2014 Wheelings & Dealings: VMware Agrees to Acquire Mobile Enterprise Security Management Player AirWatch for $1.18 Billion
01/21/2014 Doctors in Need of Monitoring Cerebral Pressure - There's an Implanted Sensor for That
01/21/2014 SAP Announces Solid Q4 2013 and Full Year Results - A Tale of Cloud-based Growth and Investment
01/21/2014 Google's Contact Lens for Diabetes - a Lesson in Real Wearable Tech Revenue Generation
01/20/2014 Losing 5,000 Intel Jobs - Blame Mobility and Wearable Technology
01/20/2014 Silver More Valuable than Gold? In Healthcare-targeted Wearable Tech it May Very Well Be
01/20/2014 IP Giant Intellectual Ventures to Battle Google's Motorola Mobility over Patents - A Great Deal is at Stake
01/20/2014 Alternative Mobile Operating Systems - Today the Clarion Call of Failure Sounds Loudly
01/18/2014 Techzone 360 Week in Review
01/18/2014 Mobility Techzone Week in Review
01/17/2014 Is Wearable Technology for Real? Here Are Some Answers for 2014
01/17/2014 Eye-boggling: Google Contact Lens Research Project Seeks to Help Diabetics Patients
01/17/2014 Cecilia Abadie - First Person Ever Cited for Driving While Wearing Google Glass Has Her Day in Traffic Court: Case Dismissed
01/16/2014 Cecilia Abadie - the First Person Ever Cited for Driving While Wearing Google Glass - Has Her Day in Traffic Court
01/16/2014 Mobile Consumers: Highly Informed, Social, and Seeking Superior Shopping Experiences
01/16/2014 Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg in the Running to Become Microsoft's CEO - No...Really, We Mean It
01/15/2014 Carlson Wireless Technologies Receives FCC Certification for TV White Space Radio
01/15/2014 Deloitte Delivers a Very Interesting Set of 2014 Tech Predictions
01/15/2014 Wearable Technology Market Will Ship at Least 10 Million Units in 2014, 100+ Million by 2020
01/15/2014 NetMotion Wireless Delivers New Version of its Mobility Platform - Offers Dramatically Improved Over the Air Data Usage Over Cellular Networks
01/14/2014 Nest vs. Honeywell: Who Will Win the Thermostat Patent Wars?
01/14/2014 Mobile Payments Predictions - Will 2014 Finally be the Year of Innovation, Disruption and Consolidation?
01/14/2014 Microsoft's Next CEO - Suddenly a Disaster Waiting to Happen!
01/14/2014 Wheelings & Dealings: Sexy Home Automation and Internet of Things Vendor Nest Reels in Google for a Cool $3.2 Billion
01/13/2014 Transform the In-store Shopping Experience through SAP's New Retail Mobile Apps
01/13/2014 SAP Brings Big Data Best Practices Back Into Fashion at 2014 NRF Show
01/13/2014 Smartwatches Are Hot, So Should We Be Surprised Use of Smartwatches is Only at 1 Percent?
01/13/2014 Comings and Goings: NetMotion Wireless Appoints Erik Prusch as New CEO
01/11/2014 Mobility Techzone Week in Review
01/11/2014 Techzone 360 Week in Review
01/10/2014 CES 2014 in Summary: Hunting for the WOW Factor and Emotional Response in Consumer Tech
01/10/2014 LG CES 2014 Claim - It Will Ship a Curved Display Smartphone in the U.S. in 2014, But Don't' Expect a Huge Ramp Up
01/09/2014 Apple and Samsung Look to Mediation to Head Off Next Patent Legal Battle - a Great Idea, But Don't Hold Your Breath!
01/09/2014 Samsung's Next Gen Galaxy Phone - Curved Screens and Multiple Displays Coming in March or April
01/08/2014 Razer's Nabu - A Fabulous New Hybrid Smartwatch and Activity Tracker Shows Up at CES 2014
01/08/2014 Vuzix Partners with Nuance to Enhance M100 Smart Glasses with Voice Recognition
01/08/2014 Operator M2M Opportunities Set to Grow with Global M2M Revenue Likely to Triple Over Next Five Years - Partnerships Will Be Critical
01/07/2014 Freescale Semiconductor Wearables Reference Platform (WaRP) Seeks to Drive Wearable Technology Design Innovation
01/07/2014 Sony's New Keys to Owning the Wearable Tech Space? The Core, SmartBand and LifeLog
01/07/2014 SmartBand and LifeLog - Sony Looks to Differentiate in Wearable Tech
01/06/2014 Samsung Mobile Adds New Services and Solutions to Enterprise Security Platform
01/06/2014 LG Delivers Smart TV Using Its webOS Platform…Finally - Look For it at CES
01/06/2014 Consumer Electronics Show 2014 - Market Opportunities in Wearable Technologies
01/03/2014 Nokia is King of the Windows Phone 8 Hill - It's a Small Hill That Will Get Much Larger
01/01/2014 Is Wearable Technology for Real, Really? Here Are Some Answers for 2014
12/26/2013 Tattoo Goo
12/19/2013 As Things Look Brighter and Brighter for Microsoft, its CEO Saga Continues - Into Early 2014 We Go
12/17/2013 Mobile Eve - Twas the Night Before Christmas and All Through The House People Were Shopping on Their Mobile Devices
12/17/2013 RailComm Partners with ThingWorx to Drive New M2M Solutions for the Rail Industry
12/16/2013 Pro Sports, Fitness, Wearable Tech - A Match Made in Heaven
12/16/2013 Google Acquires Robotics Firm Boston Dynamics - It May Give New Meaning to "Moonshot"
12/09/2013 TMC's FAST - Fitness and Sports Technology - Conference Primed to Take Off Today
12/09/2013 Wearable Technology Expo and Conference - Exciting Products, Exciting Technology, Amazing Speakers
12/04/2013 Apple's Mothership, Spaceship and Home Away from Home Gets Final Cupertino Approval
12/04/2013 Apple's Mothership, Spaceship and Home Away from Home Get's Final Cupertino Approval
12/03/2013 Qualcomm's Toq Smartwatch - It's Not about the Smartwatch, It's about the Magical Display
11/29/2013 Samsung to Continue its Curvy Ways at the 2014 International CES?
11/28/2013 An Electronic Skin Tattoo for Your Throat: A Patent Application by Google's Motorola Mobility in Three Acts
11/27/2013 Hard to Believe - America Ranks all of 31st on Recent Consumer Internet Download Speeds Report
11/27/2013 Worldwide Smartphone Shipments to Grow Nearly 40 Percent in 2013 - Over a Billion Devices Will Ship
11/26/2013 Smartphones and Tablets Drive Strong 2013 Growth in Microprocessor Market
11/26/2013 Sony's New SmartWig Patent - Dumbest Wearable Tech Ever or Brilliant Medical Idea?
11/25/2013 Nuance Announces Next-Generation Dragon Medical, Setting New Benchmarks for Accuracy, Speed and Ease of Use
11/25/2013 Apple Takes Huge Step to Augmented Reality with Acquisition of 3D Gesture Motion Control Focused PrimeSense
11/22/2013 A Samsung Week - Patent Penalties, Nickels to Apple, and Ambiguous Gear Sales
11/20/2013 Jawbone's New Wristband UP24 - Always Connected, Always Motivated