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.

Big IT vendors mostly mum on commercial drone plans

Black Friday: Newegg axes prices on laptops, desktops, tablets and more

Online retailer Newegg has beaten the Black Friday 2014 rush by revealing deals on brand name laptops, desktops, tablets and other products geared toward both hardcore gamers and everyday tech users.

20+ Jaw-Dropping Black Friday 2014 Tech Deals

20+ Jaw-Dropping Black Friday 2014 Tech Deals

Word is that more retailers will relent to public pressure – I mean do the right thing for their employees – and close on Thanksgiving Day this year. But that won’t prevent them from going all out online, where much is automated and...

Black Friday: Microsoft slashing Surface, laptop, Xbox prices

Microsoft Microsoft has revealed a slew of Black Friday deals, including big cuts intended to move its iPad rival, the Surface Pro 3 tablet. Microsoft's 2014 Black Friday deals technically start to phase in on Monday, Nov. 24,...

Florida: Land of the mobile technology store

Florida: Land of the mobile technology store

Skyhook Wireless releases shopping trends infographic in time for Black Friday. It shows that Florida has more mobile technology stores per capita than any other state.

Walmart brings Black Friday early to iPhone, iPad fans

Walmart brings Black Friday early to iPhone, iPad fans

Walmart, which already has leaked its Black Friday deals on Apple, Dell, HP and other tech products, just couldn't stand the lull between now and the day after Thanksgiving. So it has started promoting a Pre-Black Friday event for...

Apple iOS App Store swaps out FREE for GET

Apple appears to be saying that "GET" is much more straightforward than "FREE" when it comes to figuring out the real price of offerings on its iOS App Store.

UC Berkeley, MIT and Stanford split $45M in cybersecurity policy research grants

The Hewlett Foundation has granted $15M apiece to the University of California at Berkeley, MIT and Stanford University to conduct cybersecurity policy research, bringing to $65 the total that the foundation has committed to such...

Bandwidth-hungry researchers gain 100G trans-Atlantic network connection

The pressure is on research networks to jack up bandwidth to support ridiculously fast supercomputers, and this week four of those networks will demo their new 100Gbps trans-Atlantic connection at the SuperComputing conference (SC14)...

20-plus eye-popping Black Friday 2014 tech deals

20-plus eye-popping Black Friday 2014 tech deals

iPhone 6, iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy gear and big cheap TVs among the hottest electronic deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2014.

The High Flying Week in Commercial Drones

The High Flying Week in Commercial Drones

The week in drones for Nov. 10 includes Dji Inspire 1 drone, the emergence of the Uber of drones, Brookings Institute chiming in on drone privacy & more

Apple: Masque hasnt attacked any iPhone, iPad users yet

Following a U.S. government warning about an iPhone and iPad security threat dubbed Masque Attack, Apple has issued a statement assuring customers that they're probably okay.

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