Jack Schofield

Jack Schofield spent the 1970s editing photography magazines before becoming editor of an early UK computer magazine, Practical Computing. In 1983, he started writing a weekly computer column for the Guardian, and joined the staff to launch the newspaper's weekly computer supplement in 1985. This section launched the Guardian’s first website and, in 2001, its first real blog. When the printed section was dropped after 25 years and a couple of reincarnations, he felt it was a time for a change....

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Tablet market turns Android at IFA (updated)

It was nice to see Samsung get lots of publicity after showing its Android-based Galaxy Tab tablet at the IFA 2010 trade show in Berlin. But the Tab was just the first of a string of new products as companies pile in to what they hope will become a viable new market, rather than a passing fad.

September 2, 2010 by Jack Schofield

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Google gets punked by Taiwan's NMA animators

When Tiger Woods crashed his car last year, one of the beneficiaries was an Asian media company, Jimmy Lai’s Next Media Animation. NMA produced a computer animated news report illustrating the crash, and it went viral.

August 23, 2010 by Jack Schofield

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Mark Hurd had few fans at HP, but could he run Oracle or Apple?

After my previous post on Mark Hurd's removal from Hewlett-Packard, I was a little surprised by the “push back” from current and former HP staff. It’s true that, as mentioned, he turned around the stock price and took HP’s annual turnover past the mighty IBM.

August 15, 2010 by Jack Schofield

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