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.


NFL QB turned Biggest Loser contestant also a software startup founder

Ex-NFL QB Scott Mitchell and current Kinum software founder battling to shed pounds -- in front of a national TV audience -- on The Biggest Loser.

Funny videos about iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

Youtube starts to fill up with humorous takes on the big Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch news

Those are the breaks: Excuse any typos please

Those are the breaks: Excuse any typos please

Excuse any typos from me over the next few weeks: Just got a splint put on my broken right pinky (distal phalanx to be more precise) and I need to keep it only for probably 6 weeks.

Apple liveblogs to swarm around iPhone 6, iWatch on Sept. 9

Apple liveblogs to swarm around iPhone 6, iWatch on Sept. 9

Here's a list of some of those sites that will be liveblogging what Apple is calling its "Special Event", which is expected to include the introductions of one or two new iPhone 6 devices, iOS 8 availability, an iPad Air and possibly...

Remembering tech journalist Eric Lundquist

Sad news broke over the weekend that Eric Lundquist, a longtime technology journalist, had died suddenly at the age of 64.

UCLA, Cisco & more join forces to replace TCP/IP

Big name academic and vendor organizations have unveiled a consortium this week that's pushing Named Data Networking (NDN), an emerging Internet architecture designed to better accommodate data and application access in an...

Nothing says Welcome Back to School like a shiny cellphone station

Some schools make kids unceremoniously stuff their cellphones into lockers before the start of the day, but an all-girls' day and boarding schooll in Wellesley, Mass., has taken a slightly softer approach to preventing electronics...

"Outraged" Apple issues update on celebrity cellphone nude photo breach

Apple has issued a statement regarding the hacking of dozens of celebrities' cellphones that exploded over the weekend as actual and fake nude photos spread across the Internet.

Researchers take fresh look at lack of women in IT

Researchers at Baylor University and Florida State University say the IT industry has relied on outdated thinking about how to get more women into the profession and have put forth a new model to consider.

Pluralsight bags $135M to fortify online coding, tech course offerings

Pluralsight bags $135M to fortify online coding, tech course offerings

Pluralsight, a Salt Lake City e-learning company that offers video-based courses on everything from Windows 8 to WebRTC to Apple iOS, has raised a fresh $135 million in venture funding.

11 Internet of Things ideas worth watching

Cisco solicits IoT ideas in Innovation Grand Challenge

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