Bob Brown

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.

7 Things Microsoft Killed in 2014, and 1 That Got Off the Hook

The year in tech industry apologies

The year in tech industry apologies

Google, Microsoft, Facebook and the rest get in the sorry line.

T-Mobile mystery news slated for Tuesday morning

T-Mobile mystery news slated for Tuesday morning

T-Mobile CEO John Legere will cozy up to Yahoo Tech's David Pogue during what the carrier is calling its Un-carrier 8.0 event on Tuesday -- a mystery webcast that promises to include some news and knowing Legere, probably some...

Walmart slashes iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus prices

Walmart slashes iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus prices

The new Apple iPhone 6 Plus phablet was nowhere to be found among all the blockbuster Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals last month, but Walmart has surprised this week by announcing a deep discount on the smartphones through...

Big new United Airlines carry-on item: iPhone 6 Plus phablets for 23,000 flight attendants

Big new United Airlines carry-on item: iPhone 6 Plus phablets for 23,000 flight attendants

United Airlines this week announced that its flight attendants will soon be equipped with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus phablets to take care of your safety, food and entertainment needs.

Best iPhone 7 design concepts so far

Best iPhone 7 design concepts so far

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went on sale in September, and on their heels: iPhone 7 design concepts from artists around the world.

IT security whiz sets sights on commercial drone management

IT security whiz sets sights on commercial drone management

A new company called PixiePath from Ping Identity's co-founder seeks to address the software shortage in commercial drones by delivering SaaS-based tools for controlling fleets of them.

Google employees say it's the best big company to work for

Google employees say it's the best big company to work for

Annual ranking by careers site Glassdoor finds Google is the top big company to work for based on employee feedback

Father of Video Games Ralph Baer dead at 92

Long before the Xbox came the Brown Box, a creation that defense contractor engineer Ralph Baer and colleagues built in the late 1960s that would become known as the first real video game system. The video game industry this week...

Apple iOS 8.1.2 for iPhone, iPad addresses disappearing ringtones mystery

Apple on Tuesday released an iOS update (8.1.2) for the iPhone and iPad that includes unspecified bug fixes, aside from one that could have resulted in ringtones purchased from iTunes disappearing.

MIT names U.S. CTO Megan Smith as 2015 commencement speaker

MIT names U.S. CTO Megan Smith as 2015 commencement speaker

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is getting a seriously early jump on its 2015 commencement exercises, naming U.S. CTO and MIT alum Megan Smith as its speaker for the June 5 event.

Best Apple iTunes apps of the year are brain trainer, number puzzler

Best Apple iTunes apps of the year are brain trainer, number puzzler

Apple has named Elevate, a set of brain training games, and Threes!, an addictive numbers game, as its top 2014 app and game, respectively.

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