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Bob Brown

Bob Brown

Online Executive Editor, News

Network World, Inc.

Responsibilities: To work with Network World's writers and editors to identify and publish the best informational and news stories for enterprise IT and networking professionals. Also, I blog about network research from university and vendor research labs, plus work closely with our wireless reporting team on assignments and projects.

Past experience: Worked for the Boston Herald's Business Section and for an inhouse newspaper at Boston University.

How to reach: Best to reach by email. I try to be good about redirecting pitches to the most appropriate reporter on staff, based on their beat.

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Recent articles by Bob Brown

Americans cool with lab-grown organs, but not designer babies

April 18, 2014

Americans are optimistic about scientific inventions on the horizon, though are cautious about future uses of DNA, robots, drones and always-on implants, according to the latest Pew Research Center survey on future technology.

Big bucks going to universities to solve pressing cybersecurity issues

April 15, 2014

During a week in which everyone seemed to be searching for answers amid revelations of the Heartbleed bug, several universities and their partners announced new efforts to explore IT security advances.

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros singer leads digital tax revolt

April 11, 2014

Alex Ebert, whose band Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros is best known for its song "Home," is promoting a new website that lets Americans visualize where their tax dollars go vs. where they wish the money would go.

Kids really do grow up too fast thanks to these CompSci researchers

April 10, 2014

New software developed by computer scientists at the University of Washington is designed to take an image of a young child's face and in about half a minute, project how the person will look up to the age of 80.

Princeton CompSci prof wins prestigious award

April 02, 2014

David Blei, a Princeton University computer science associate professor who will soon be taking his talents to Columbia University, has been named the winner of the 2013 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in Computing Sciences.

'Nobel Prize in Computing' goes to distributed computing wrangler Leslie Lamport

March 18, 2014

Leslie Lamport, a Microsoft Research principal, has been named the winner of the 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award, also known as the "Nobel Prize in Computing."

College stats geeks' computerized system predicts Louisville to repeat as men's NCAA basketball champ

March 17, 2014

The brainiacs behind Georgia Tech's LRMC computerized ranking system predict that the University of Louisville Cardinals (29-5) defend as NCAA men's basketball titlists, vindicating those upset that the team only has a #4 seed at the tournament's start this week.

Computer science enrollments rocketed last year, up 22%

March 11, 2014

A sneak peek at the annual Computing Research Association's (CRA) report on computer science enrollments at colleges shows that strong demand for technically-savvy workers is luring students in a big way.

iPhone Air: Latest iPhone 6 concept video has fanboys fired up

March 11, 2014

With rumors heating up that Apple will announce an iPhone 6 by year-end, concept designers are working their fingers to the bone and YouTube is lighting up with their videos. 

Ellen DeGeneres pulls Oscars selfie flip-flop: Samsung on stage, iPhone backstage

March 03, 2014

Ellen DeGeneres, the queen of awkward humor, set a record overnight for the most retweeted Twitter post of all time by squeezing a dozen of her closest Hollywood friends into a selfie during the Academy Awards show Sunday night.