Munir Kotadia

Munir has been interested in technology since he got a Commodore 64 in the early 80s. That inspired his passion for technology and all things electronic. He later studied computer science and learned to program in BASIC, Pascal and Modula-2 before going on to learn about HTML and Web-based technologies.

Mun’s diverse background in the technology sector ensures that he is able to apply this experience of the market place to demystify user and enterprise security concerns.

From 1996, he became part of a small team that created [.tv], the UK’s first television channel dedicated to computers and technology with SKY News. He produced television programs covering a broad range of consumer and SOHO issues including a future technology guide for gadgets, an Internet users guide, a hardware buyers guide and a technical trouble shooting program called "Chips with Everything".

Mun first became involved with online publishing in 1998 when he joined ZDNet UK and later moved into print publishing as Chief Reporter for IT Week, part of ZDNet UK, a weekly trade newspaper targeted at Enterprise IT managers. Following this, he wrote in a freelance capacity for the IT and Technology industries. He later moved back into online publishing as Senior News Reporter for ZDNet UK.

With his wealth of experience, he has reported for Sky News and has made guest appearances on Radio 5 Live (UK) and the BBC World Service and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Munir was recognised as Best Technology Columnist at the 5th Annual Sun Microsystems IT Journalism Awards 2007. In the same year he was named Best News Journalist at the Consensus IT Writers Awards.

You can follow Munir on Twitter at @mkotadia.

Recent articles by Munir Kotadia

Crunch: Chatroulette by Coco; Microsoft wPhone7

Crunch: Chatroulette by Coco; Microsoft wPhone7

Microsoft innovates!
Feb 18 2010 10:05AM
Crunch: Google Buzz special

Crunch: Google Buzz special

RIP Foursquare?
Feb 12 2010 12:39PM
Google hits back at Facebook with Buzz

Google hits back at Facebook with Buzz

Gmail gets social networking upgrade.
Feb 10 2010 1:47PM
Commentary: Think B4 U waste our time and money

Commentary: Think B4 U waste our time and money

Be afraid - it's Safer Internet Day 2010.
Feb 9 2010 2:43PM
Crunch: iiNet victorious over AFACT; Frustrated banker busted on live TV

Crunch: iiNet victorious over AFACT; Frustrated banker busted on live TV

Noone more surprised than AFACT.
Feb 5 2010 1:24PM
Video: AFACT demands Govt curb online piracy

Video: AFACT demands Govt curb online piracy

Hollywood needs time to consider an appeal.
Feb 4 2010 12:59PM
Video: Malone calls for film industry to embrace the net

Video: Malone calls for film industry to embrace the net

Calls for cooperation rather than litigation.
Feb 4 2010 12:24PM
SA backs down on unpopular censorship law

SA backs down on unpopular censorship law

Anonymous comments allowed again.
Feb 3 2010 10:39AM
SA passes unworkable 'censorship' law

SA passes unworkable 'censorship' law

Anonymous commentary made illegal.
Feb 2 2010 1:58PM
CommSec pays $55k after breaching Spam Act

CommSec pays $55k after breaching Spam Act

Three complaints from 6.7 million emails.
Feb 1 2010 1:11PM
Analysis: Rogue Facebook friend 'as bad as malware'

Analysis: Rogue Facebook friend 'as bad as malware'

Criminals using fake 'friends' and groups to lure victims.
Feb 1 2010 11:09AM
Crunch: Apple iPad special

Crunch: Apple iPad special

Does it bleed?
Jan 29 2010 3:35PM
Google Street View bikes hit Australia

Google Street View bikes hit Australia

Can go anywhere a wheelchair can fit.
Jan 25 2010 12:09PM
Crunch: Australian cyber-defences still warming up

Crunch: Australian cyber-defences still warming up

Microsoft patches IE and Australia gets a sleepy cyber defence centre.
Jan 22 2010 11:51AM
The future of the battery: Coke, metal or leaves?

The future of the battery: Coke, metal or leaves?

CSIRO pours cold water on Coke power.
Jan 19 2010 2:06PM
Crunch: Y2K.01 bug strikes bank, McAfee to secure Facebook users

Crunch: Y2K.01 bug strikes bank, McAfee to secure Facebook users

A Queensland bank kicked off the decade with a Y2K-like glitch and Facebook inked a deal with McAfee to help secure its 350m members.
Jan 15 2010 10:44AM
Facebook McAfee 'fans' to get free security suite

Facebook McAfee 'fans' to get free security suite

Around 350 million Windows and Apple Mac users eligible.
Jan 13 2010 4:00PM
Best of The Crunch: 2009

Best of The Crunch: 2009

Best-of meets beta bloopers.
Dec 18 2009 2:23PM
Video: Watchdog says ISP-level filtering works

Video: Watchdog says ISP-level filtering works

MD of net filtering company confident field test will deliver a green light.
Dec 14 2009 2:49PM
Conroy, Rudd and Quigley feel the broadband Crunch

Conroy, Rudd and Quigley feel the broadband Crunch

Almost live from the Broadband Future forum in Sydney.
Dec 11 2009 11:49AM

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