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.

Americas are just 2 weeks away from running out of IPv4 addresses

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Solar-powered and worried about looks

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Solar-powered and worried about looks

Apple might as well just give up on coming out with an iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 after that, uh, devastating quarterly report in which it beat analysts’ estimates, saw earnings rise 38% and boasted of market share gains – only to see its...

RIP: Math prof, ageless rower Hartley Rogers, Jr.

RIP: Math prof, ageless rower Hartley Rogers, Jr.

Sad news swirled through my circle of friends this past week when we learned that old friend -- and notable MIT math professor -- Hartley Rogers, Jr., had passed away at the age of 89.

Apple back-to-school sale features free Beats headphones for Mac buyers

Apple back-to-school sale features free Beats headphones for Mac buyers

Apple signaled the all-too-soon winding down of summer Thursday by revealing its annual back-to-school sale, which features free headphones for qualified Mac buyers.

Biggest tech industry layoffs of 2015, so far

Biggest tech industry layoffs of 2015, so far

While the United States unemployment rate has hit a post-recession low, the network and computing industry has not been without significant layoffs so far in 2015. Microsoft, BlackBerry, NetApp among those trimming workforces.

SLAPPED! The Year in Tech Industry Fines

SLAPPED! The Year in Tech Industry Fines

It’s been a “fine” year for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and others

Grooveshark music service co-founder Josh Greenberg dies at 28

The tech startup world has been shaken today by news that 28-year-old Josh Greenberg, co-founder of recently defunct music sharing service Grooveshark, was found dead on Sunday in the Florida apartment he shared with his girlfriend.

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Thicker and curvier devices, but beware

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Thicker and curvier devices, but beware "smartphone elbow"

iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S rumors include the possibility of thicker new smartphones from Apple, more flexible wireless carrier connectivity, plus a warning about the physical dangers of using heavier iPhones.

ALMOST off the grid at Yellowstone, Glacier national parks

ALMOST off the grid at Yellowstone, Glacier national parks

I’d heard that I might be cut off from cellphone service when visiting Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park for the first time earlier this month, but didn’t quite believe it until I got there. Sure enough, my...

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Nixing those homely antenna lines; flexible displays on the way?

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Nixing those homely antenna lines; flexible displays on the way?

The latest Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 smartphone rumors involve the possible abandonment of unsightly antenna lines on the back of the devices as well as word that OLED screens might be on the way.

My Firefly music festival iPhone survival kit

My Firefly music festival iPhone survival kit

Sir Paul McCartney, Modest Mouse and Zedd didn't help me keep my iPhone going at Delaware's Firefly Music Festival, but Kensington's portable charger did

Happy Father's Day, from the Father of Hyperconvergence

Happy Father's Day, from the Father of Hyperconvergence

How fitting that leading into Father's Day I'd speak this week with the Father of Hyperconvergence

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