Tony Rizzo


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

Comings & Goings: Surprise! Satya Nadella Confirmed as Microsoft's New CEO, Gates Lets Go of Chairmanship, Will Help Nadella Move Forward 02/04/2014
Study Claims Electric Drive Vehicles Have Little Impact on U.S. Pollutant Emissions 02/03/2014
Techzone 360 Week in Review 02/01/2014
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 01/31/2014
Lenovo Builds a New Tech Hardware Foundation - Adds Google's Motorola Mobility Smartphone Group to its Team 01/30/2014
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
Apple's Fiscal Q1 2014 Earnings in Detail - Lots of Success, but Huge Expectations Remain Unmet 01/28/2014
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 01/27/2014
Techzone 360 Week in Review 01/25/2014
Hewlett-Packard Unloads 2,400 Mobile Patents and Patent Applications to Qualcomm 01/24/2014
Microsoft Reports Record Revenue of $24.52B for Fiscal Q2 2014 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 01/23/2014
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
IP Giant Intellectual Ventures to Battle Google's Motorola Mobility over Patents - A Great Deal is at Stake 01/20/2014
Techzone 360 Week in Review 01/18/2014
Cecilia Abadie - First Person Ever Cited for Driving While Wearing Google Glass Has Her Day in Traffic Court: Case Dismissed 01/17/2014
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg in the Running to Become Microsoft's CEO - No...Really, We Mean It 01/16/2014
Deloitte Delivers a Very Interesting Set of 2014 Tech Predictions 01/15/2014
Nest vs. Honeywell: Who Will Win the Thermostat Patent Wars? 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 01/14/2014
Techzone 360 Week in Review 01/11/2014
CES 2014 in Summary: Hunting for the WOW Factor and Emotional Response in Consumer Tech 01/10/2014
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
As Things Look Brighter and Brighter for Microsoft, its CEO Saga Continues - Into Early 2014 We Go 12/19/2013
Google Acquires Robotics Firm Boston Dynamics - It May Give New Meaning to "Moonshot" 12/16/2013
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 12/04/2013
An Electronic Skin Tattoo for Your Throat: A Patent Application by Google's Motorola Mobility in Three Acts 11/28/2013
Apple Takes Huge Step to Augmented Reality with Acquisition of 3D Gesture Motion Control Focused PrimeSense 11/25/2013
A Samsung Week - Patent Penalties, Nickels to Apple, and Ambiguous Gear Sales 11/22/2013
Techzone 360 Week in Review 11/16/2013
Patent Remedy Trial - Samsung No Longer Denies it Willfully Copied Apple but Doesn't Think it's a Big Deal 11/14/2013
Techzone 360 Week in Review 11/08/2013
Microsoft CEO Candidate Stephen Elop - Spin Off Bing and Xbox and Fully Mobilize Office 11/08/2013
The Twitter IPO Almost a Full Day Later - No Longer Soaring? 11/08/2013
iPad Air Teardown - Apple's Innovations Include a Cut in Manufacturing Costs to below Older iPad 3 11/07/2013
Twitter Flies High Following IPO Launch - Nearing $50 per Share 11/07/2013
Twitter's Imminent IPO Launch - Will Investors Jump In or Run? 11/06/2013
Microsoft Search Team Trims CEO Candidates List to 8 11/06/2013
Interim CEO John Chen May Prove to Be a True BlackBerry Game Changer 11/05/2013
525 Million Smartphones Will Be Fingerprint Sensor-Enabled by 2017 - Thank You Apple 11/04/2013
Techzone 360 Week in Review 11/02/2013
Facebook Q3 2013 Revenue and Income Zoom on Mobile Backbone - So Why is the Stock Dipping? 10/31/2013
Dell Goes Private Figuratively and Literally: Does CEO Michael Dell Get His Just or Unjust Rewards? 10/30/2013
Google Delivers an Almost Impromptu Google+ Special Live Event - and 18 new Google+ Features Primarily Targeting Photo Nuts 10/29/2013
Apple's Fiscal Q4 2013 Results Great - For Any Company Other than Apple? 10/29/2013
Techzone 360 Week in Review 10/26/2013
Microsoft's Fiscal Q1 2014 Earnings: True to Form - A Continued Enterprise Feast, Continued Famine in Mobility 10/25/2013
The New iPad Air - Be Prepared to Be Astounded 10/24/2013
In-Depth: Apple Delivers the Goods - Great iPads, FREE Software and Lots of Mac Goodies 10/24/2013
Apple Meets all Leaked iPad Expectations, New iPad Air and the Retina iPad Mini - All Great New Products 10/22/2013
A Closer Look at the New Nokia Experiences Software, New Nokia Lumia Tablet and Smartphone Specifications 10/22/2013
TechZone 360 Week in Review 10/19/2013
Overall Dollars Invested by Venture Capitalists Rose 12 Percent in Q3 2013 with Software Tech Leading the Way 10/18/2013
Google's Q3 2013 Earnings - Huge Revenue But a Decidedly Visible Shift in Ad Markets to Mobile 10/18/2013
Latest Twitter Details - Advertising Up, Mobile Usage Up, Subscriber Growth Rate Slowing 10/17/2013
Techzone 360 Week in Review 10/12/2013
For iOS and Android Developers, it's a Great Job Market Out There 10/11/2013
Human Interface Expert Synaptics Enters Fingerprint ID Market with Acquisition of Validity 10/09/2013
President Obama Rightly Denies Samsung Request to Veto a Patent Ruling Favoring Apple 10/09/2013
About that 4.8 Inch iPhone: What Are Apple Shares Really Worth? 10/08/2013
About that 4.8 Inch iPhone…What Are Apple Shares Really Worth? 10/08/2013
Are the iPhone 5s Sensors Improperly Calibrated? 10/07/2013
Techzone 360 Week in Review 10/05/2013
Samsung Used Illegal, Intimate Knowledge of Confidential Apple-Nokia Patent License Terms to Hardball Nokia 10/04/2013
Star Wars Becomes Real as the World's Fastest Robot Hits the Road 10/04/2013
The Twitter IPO - Gazillionaires, Billionaires and Plain Old Millionaires 10/04/2013
Stars Wars Becomes Real as the World's Fastest Robot Hits the Road 10/04/2013
Twitter IPO Takes a Major Step Forward to Reality 10/04/2013
Should Bill Gates' 4.5 Percent Share of Microsoft Still Grant Him Special Powers, or is it Time to Move On? 10/02/2013
Japan's Terra Motors - The Tesla of Electric Scooters? 09/30/2013
Techzone 360 Week in Review 09/28/2013
Ford CEO Alan Mulally - Can He Really be the Front Runner to Replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO? 09/27/2013
No, There is NO Fingerprint Database Lurking Behind Apple's Touch ID for the NSA! 09/27/2013
IHS Teardown Reveals iPhone 5S Carries an Amazing Bill of Materials Cost - It's Going to Be Quite Profitable 09/25/2013
The Merger of Mac OS and iOS - The Real Secret of iOS 7, the iPhone 5S and the A7 Chip 09/23/2013
First Full Weekend iPhone Sales are Huge: 9+ Million Sold, 200+ Million iOS 7 Upgrades 09/23/2013
Who Really Needs to Own Enterprise Mobile Web Strategy - the CMO or the CIO? 09/20/2013
iOS 7 has Launched, Our Updated iDevices All Work . . . and Don't Let the Confusers Confuse You 09/19/2013
Techzone 360 Week in Review 09/14/2013
Twitter-a-Go-Go... Can an IPO Take Twitter from Lounge Act to A-List Media Ad Star? 09/13/2013
Dell Stockholders Chicken Out as 65 Percent Approve Buyout Deal - Same Old but Now Private Dell Will Go Nowhere 09/12/2013
Apple Shows Its Colors - New iPhone 5S, 5C Deliver Real Jazz, a Secret, and No Pop Entertainment Gimmicks 09/11/2013
Ballmer: Android is Just a Press Release...So is the Nokia-Microsoft Deal, Unless... 09/04/2013
What the Nokia-Microsoft Deal Means for Microsoft 09/04/2013
Techzone 360 Week in Review 08/31/2013
The Woz Wows Audience with ITEXPO Keynote - Out of the Darkness, into Enlightenment! 08/29/2013
Technology Innovation Keynote - The Power of One 08/28/2013
Techzone 360 Week in Review 08/24/2013
Ballmer to Retire - Strictly on the 'Surface,' It's Been Long Overdue 08/23/2013
Apple Receives iOS 3D Gesture User Interface Patent - A Very Cool Difference Between Gimmicks and Innovation 08/21/2013
SAP Puts HANA In-Memory Platform to Use for Critical Real-Time Social Insights 08/21/2013
Google Moves Fast to Power up Waze on Google Maps 08/20/2013