Bob Brown

Executive Editor, News

I 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. Best to reach me by email. If you don't hear back from me, it's probably because I forwarded your pitch to a more appropriate contact here.

Startup Capriza scores $27M to Zapp legacy apps into mobile ones

Internet2: Chief Innovation Officer wanted

Internet2: Chief Innovation Officer wanted

Internet2 is looking for a Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) to join its executive leadership team, and has assembled a panel of higher education and corporate leaders to search for one.

CheckCell promises to finger all-too-common Excel spreadsheet errors

University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have released a tool called CheckCell that's designed to spot errors in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets that could lead to big problems.

Wellesley College researchers seek the truth via Twitter Trails

New research project dives into Twitter traffic to show how true and fake stories can be sniffed out on social site

Microsoft exec opens up about Research lab closure, layoffs

It's been a bit over a month since Microsoft shuttered its Microsoft Research lab in Silicon Valley as part of the company's broader restructuring that will include 18,000 layoffs. This week, Harry Shum, Microsoft EVP of Technology &...

Christian Bale: From serial killer to Batman to Steve Jobs

The versatile actor is confirmed to play Jobs in new biopic from Aaron Sorkin

Monumental day for Wikipedia in Poland

Monumental day for Wikipedia in Poland

David, The Thinker and Rocky now have company: Wikimedians have a statue to call their own

Industry reacts to Cisco cutting stake in VCE, EMC taking control

We've rounded up articles and social media commentary on the big changes taking place with the VCE converged infrastructure joint venture

Cisco slashing stake in VCE joint venture with EMC/VMware

EMC and Cisco confirmed on Wednesday morning that their VCE joint venture with VMware is headed into a new phase, with EMC taking control and Cisco cutting its stake.

Broadband boost: G.fast testing lab, consortium to foster 1G over copper

Broadband boost: G.fast testing lab, consortium to foster 1G over copper

News from the Broadband World Forum is that the University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Laboratory has been tapped to test G.fast ultra-high-speed DSL technology and host an industry consortium

NFC chip implants: First Apple, now this guy

It's hard to steal Apple's thunder on anything these days, but a self-professed "body modification" enthusiast might have done just that: He's had an NFC chip implanted in his hand.

100G Ethernet bringing Large Hadron Collider closer than ever to U.S. researchers

100G Ethernet bringing Large Hadron Collider closer than ever to U.S. researchers

The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy Sciences Network is gaining 340Gbps of connectivity to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other research sites in Europe via 4 new transatlantic links. The network will be used by researchers...

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