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Jon Gold

Staff writer

Network World, Inc.

Responsibilities: Covering open-source, Android, major systems companies, network management and more for Network World.

Past Experience: Opinions Editor, Daily Iowan and senior writer/editor at Brafton, Inc.

How to reach: Email strongly preferred, but I probably won’t actually mock you if you feel the need to call.

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Recent articles by Jon Gold

Where's my gigabit Internet, anyway?

April 17, 2014

For Americans used to roughly 10Mbps broadband connections, the idea of gigabit Internet can feel a little like science fiction. Streaming 4K video without hiccups? Enormous file downloads happening in seconds? Oh, sure.

Riverbed re-brands storage offerings, adds to the stack

April 15, 2014

Riverbed Technology Tuesday released a rebranded SteelFusion line of storage appliances, signaling its intention to further centralize its branch office lines and combine as much functionality as possible into a single device.

Fake Android anti-virus app taken down

April 07, 2014

Virus Shield, by developer Deviant Solutions, was a handsome, apparently easy-to-use security app for Android devices. For $4, the app promised hassle-free, ad-free security for Android users, without impacting battery life or performance. And, mostly, Virus Shield delivered - no ads, no fuss.

Linus Torvalds suspends key Linux developer

April 03, 2014

An argument between developers of some of the most basic parts of Linux turned heated this week, resulting in a prominent Red Hat employee and code contributor being banned from working on the Linux kernel.

Amazon jumps into set-top media business with voice-enabled Fire TV

April 02, 2014

Amazon released the Fire TV set-top media streaming device today at an event in New York, stepping squarely onto the turf of the Apple TV, Roku and Google Chromecast with a small, feature-heavy package about the size of an old CD double album.

InteropNet: The show behind the show

April 01, 2014

For any big convention, getting all the required network connectivity in place and keeping it working is a major undertaking, often requiring the creation of an entirely new physical and logical infrastructure.

IaaS vendor Dyn buys out Nettica for DNS services, talent

March 26, 2014

New Hampshire-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service company Dyn announced today that it would purchase managed DNS provider Nettica. Terms were not disclosed.

Tech ad watch: Gary Oldman stares at you for HTC

March 26, 2014

HTC does one thing well – it designs excellent smartphones. It does not, however, do many of the things associated with designing excellent smartphones, like marketing, very well at all, which goes a long way towards explaining why the company's market share has sunk as low as it has.

Emerging nations want uncensored Internet access, Pew survey shows

March 19, 2014

A study released today by the Pew Research Center shows that majorities in 22 of 24 developing nations surveyed want their access to the Internet to be free of government censorship, including 70%+ majorities in half of the countries that were included.

Productivity showdown: Google Apps or Office 365?

March 19, 2014

Microsoft Office, as you may be aware, has long been one of the more profitable jewels in the Redmond giant's glittering crown. Even as fierce competition and the shift toward smartphone dominance undercut Microsoft's long-standing role as the 800-pound gorilla of computing in the enterprise, Office has remained the pre-eminent locally-run productivity suite out there.