Bob Brown

Secure, Cloud-enabled, Software-Defined News Editor-as-a-service

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.


Juniper, Google, Microsoft & other IT vendors urge Congress to up CompSci education spending

Juniper, Google, Microsoft & other IT vendors urge Congress to up CompSci education spending

Nearly 50 business leaders, including many enterprise IT company executives, have joined dozens of governors and educational system representatives in urging Congress to support the teaching of computer science in every K-12 school...

Raspberry Pi beret: An ode to Prince

Raspberry Pi beret: An ode to Prince

If only Raspberry Pi Foundation and Prince had joined forces...

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Analyst buzzkill; all glass, all the time; cool iOS 10 concept video

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Analyst buzzkill; all glass, all the time; cool iOS 10 concept video

Latest iPhone 7 rumors include pessimism over demand, an all-glass casing, Intel inside and a cool new iOS 10 concept design video. With speculation like this, who needs iPhone facts?

RIP Prince, a legendary musician with a complicated Internet history

RIP Prince, a legendary musician with a complicated Internet history

Reflections on Prince, upon his death at the age of 57, of his complicated relationship with the Internet and social media.

Top drone startups find venture capital flying their way

Top drone startups find venture capital flying their way

With unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e., drones) here to stay, entrepreneurs are pouncing on the opportunity to safeguard people from having these flying machines drop in unexpectedly and venture capitalists are buying in.

Wi-Fi offloading breakthrough nets Korean researchers second major IEEE networking award

Wi-Fi offloading breakthrough nets Korean researchers second major IEEE networking award

This year's IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize, known as the most honored award for papers in the networking communications field, goes to a Korean team for its breakthrough research on offloading data traffic from...

Difference between in-store, online prices probably not what you think

Difference between in-store, online prices probably not what you think

Sure, online shopping is generally more convenient than going to the store for your purchases, but prices are pretty much the same three quarters of the time, according to a new MIT study.

Coming soon: The Internet of Pee-Powered Things

Coming soon: The Internet of Pee-Powered Things

Researchers at the University of Bath have revealed a breakthrough -- cheekily dubbed "pee power" -- involving the use of urine to power electronic devices in remote locations.

Siri says: Apple WWDC 2016 is June 13-17

Siri says: Apple WWDC 2016 is June 13-17

Siri says Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be held June 13 through 17 in San Francisco.

Geekiest Boston Marathon Wellesley Scream Tunnel signs for runners

Geekiest Boston Marathon Wellesley Scream Tunnel signs for runners

Wellesley College may be known as a liberal arts college for women, but you can see that STEM is in full bloom at the school too by the nature of some of the signs students waved to runners along the Scream Tunnel at this year's...

Thrilled that AI is no longer a dirty word

Thrilled that AI is no longer a dirty word

Cognitive computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning are here to stay and promise to benefit both consumers and the organizations that exploit these advanced technologies.

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