Bob Brown

Secure, Cloud-enabled, Software-Defined News Editor

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.

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Here's what reply to Google Fi invite request looks like

Here's what reply to Google Fi invite request looks like

Just in case you've been curious about Google's Project Fi wireless service but haven't wanted to get on yet another Google list, I've done the dirty work for you and asked for an invite for myself.

Google Fi: From disruptive to meh

Google Fi: From disruptive to meh

This week's unveiling of Google's Project Fi, the search-messaging-phone-collaboration-broadband company's effort to shake up the wireless market in order to encourage people to use more of its services, has generated widespread...

Dropcam footage, Facebook posts sink suspected serial burglar (see video)

A man suspected of committing as many as 2 dozen car and house break-ins was arrested for burglary in a Boston suburb on Tuesday after being identified from a Dropcam home surveillance camera and implicating himself via Facebook.

Take Your Kid to Work Day: Share your photos

Take Your Kid to Work Day: Share your photos

Anyone taking your kid to work today for, I guess what's more formally known now as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day? If so, feel free to share photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and we'll roll 'em all up into a...

iPhone 7, Apple Watch mashup: Brangelina of tech gadgets

iPhone 7, Apple Watch mashup: Brangelina of tech gadgets

An elegant new iPhone 7 design concept blends an advanced Apple smartphone with a key component of the new Apple Watch, resulting in something of a Brangelina of tech gadgets.

Enough with the IT journeys already!!!

Enough with the IT journeys already!!!

If there was an over/under line in Vegas on how many times the word "journey" will be mentioned next week in keynote addresses and other sessions at the big Interop network industry conference, I'd go with the over -- pretty much no...

An inspiring Marathon Monday lunch break

An inspiring Marathon Monday lunch break

Nothing gets the juices flowing like running the Boston Marathon. The next best thing, or many would say the better thing, is to watch it, which I did during lunch today at my home office not far from the course. Scenes from the 2015...

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Killer camera on the way?

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Killer camera on the way?

Apple’s confirmed-but-not-confirmed acquisition this past week of Israeli camera maker LinX has iPhone 7 watchers wishing, begging and hoping that the next great smartphone will incorporate advanced photo-taking technologies.

8 cloud companies to watch following MONSTER funding week

8 cloud companies to watch following MONSTER funding week

Investors this week poured at least $350 million into cloud computing companies focused on everything from security to Hadoop clusters to industry-specific apps.

Boston Marathon runners warned not to overshare on social media

Boston Marathon runners warned not to overshare on social media

The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) has warned participants in next Monday's Boston Marathon against posting close-up photos of their bib numbers on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, or risk having their results wiped...

Techiest college commencement speakers of 2015

Techiest college commencement speakers of 2015

Tim Cook, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty among the headliners for college commencements

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