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.

Round-up of award-winning IDG Enterprise articles

The king of techie/geeky movies?

Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor who always seems more imposing than his official 6-foot height, is establishing himself as a go-to guy for tech-themed movies.

Bloodiest tech industry layoffs of 2014, so far

Microsoft leads the way, but has plenty of company on jobs cut front

Mapping broadband everywhere

The Internet Society and Aalto University of Finland have rolled out a free service/phone app dubbed Netradar designed to show who the broadband haves and have nots are around the world.

Apple-IBM deal: The moment pundits have been waiting for

Industry watchers take to social media to weigh in on Apple-IBM deal

Time to dress up my iPhone?

Time to dress up my iPhone?

Penn State University researchers have found that decorating your mobile phone is largely a cultural thing, and it looks like I'm behaving pretty darn American on this front with my iPhone.

Current bands with the techiest names

Tech lingo was infiltrated lyrics and is influencing band names as well

Deadline looms for $100K Bell Labs Prize

Deadline looms for $100K Bell Labs Prize

If you want a shot at the $100K Bell Labs Prize, you'd better hurry up and put some polish on that great idea: The deadline is July 15.

Open source tool could sniff out most heavily censored websites

Open source tool could sniff out most heavily censored websites

Georgia Tech researchers are seeking the assistance of website operators to help better understand which sites are being censored and then figure out how to get around such restricted access by examining the data collected.

World Cup star Luminoso scores $6.5M to fund expansion of text analytics business

Text analytics company Luminoso, a 2010 MIT Media Lab spinoff that helps its customers make sense out of unstructured data, has raised a $6.5 million Series A round of funding. The 25-person outfit plans to use the funds for new hires

Multitasking: An equal opportunity distraction

Multitasking: An equal opportunity distraction

New Michigan State University research finds multitasking can hurt classroom performance by students

Crowdsourcing moving beyond the fringe

Crowdsourcing moving beyond the fringe

Startup Yegii positions itself as an insight network designed to sync up information seekers and experts via a crowdsourcing model.

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