Anthony De Rosa

Is Google tracking you? – Tech Tonic

By Anthony De Rosa
February 25, 2012

I take on the explosive issue of internet privacy, showing how Google and other sites track your movements on the web and how you can stop them.

The most interesting data points in Facebook’s IPO

By Anthony De Rosa
February 1, 2012

Here are some of the most interesting bits of information in Facebook’s IPO filing:

President Obama hangs out on Google+

By Anthony De Rosa
January 30, 2012


A social media first occurred this evening when President Barack Obama held a Google+ Hangout to take live questions from five Americans and a few people who were taped beforehand, including a homeless veteran and an Occupy protester.

What does the future hold for RIM and Blackberry?

By Anthony De Rosa
January 25, 2012

Will a change in leadership at Research In Motion help change the prospects of this floundering company? The prospects do not appear good. Here’s my video report on location from Davos, Switzerland.

Is Google+ a Facebook killer or another Google Wave?

By Anthony De Rosa
June 30, 2011

Google has had a series of embarrassing flops when it comes to new products. Google Wave was too complicated and didn’t solve a problem anyone had. Google Buzz never caught on with enough people to become useful. Now, they’ve set their sights directly on Facebook with Google+ and after spending a little less than a day with it, I have to admit I am intrigued.

Google raises Internet appliances from the dead

By Anthony De Rosa
May 11, 2011

A decade ago, we wondered what happened to the product that Google just announced. The Chromebook, Google’s version of a netbook, finally has the ecosystem and infrastructure to support it. Many have declared the PC age on its deathbed, with mobile on the verge of overtaking its marketshare. Google simply believes the PC will evolve, into the cloud and beyond local based storage.

Is this the end of Skype as we knew it?

By Anthony De Rosa
May 10, 2011

The first time I used Skype I was in awe. The video quality, the effortlessness it allowed me to see and hear my family far away over my laptop computer screen was magic. It was even more magical when I tried it on my iPhone — a Dick Tracy moment. And it was more impressive than FaceTime because it allowed me to talk to anyone with Skype, not just with those who had an iPhone.

Fear, loathing and apathy about digital security

By Anthony De Rosa
April 27, 2011

Is Facebook just an elaborate direct marketer’s masterwork? Should I think twice before using my existing Twitter account to log into various services all around the web? Should I be worried about handing my credit card over to Sony? These and other perfectly valid and  simultaneously conspiracy theoretical ideas tend to float in and around my head from time to time. The big scare du-jour, is if Apple’s iPhone and Google’s mobile OS, Android, are tracking and archiving our every movement.