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.

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Industry reacts to Cisco cutting stake in VCE, EMC taking control

We've rounded up articles and social media commentary on the big changes taking place with the VCE converged infrastructure joint venture

Cisco slashing stake in VCE joint venture with EMC/VMware

EMC and Cisco confirmed on Wednesday morning that their VCE joint venture with VMware is headed into a new phase, with EMC taking control and Cisco cutting its stake.

Broadband boost: G.fast testing lab, consortium to foster 1G over copper

Broadband boost: G.fast testing lab, consortium to foster 1G over copper

News from the Broadband World Forum is that the University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Laboratory has been tapped to test G.fast ultra-high-speed DSL technology and host an industry consortium

NFC chip implants: First Apple, now this guy

It's hard to steal Apple's thunder on anything these days, but a self-professed "body modification" enthusiast might have done just that: He's had an NFC chip implanted in his hand.

100G Ethernet bringing Large Hadron Collider closer than ever to U.S. researchers

100G Ethernet bringing Large Hadron Collider closer than ever to U.S. researchers

The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy Sciences Network is gaining 340Gbps of connectivity to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other research sites in Europe via 4 new transatlantic links. The network will be used by researchers...

Apple iOS 8.1 is here: Not your run of the mill Dot One release

Apple iOS 8.1 is here: Not your run of the mill Dot One release

Apple iOS 8.1 software release points to the future and harkens back to the past: NFC-powered Apple Pay comes to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users in the United States, while the unceremoniously dumped Camera Roll feature is resurrected.

In search of killer meetings

In search of killer meetings

Should the weekly or daily meeting be killed, or can technology make such meetings effective?

Best Tech-o-Lanterns 2014

Best Tech-o-Lanterns 2014

We've updated our collection of cool, scary and fun pumpkin carvings from around the web, with social media and other topics trending hot.

iPhone 6 Plus: Just in time for some very cool Halloween costumes

DigitalDudz outdoes itself with these easy techie Halloween costumes, even ones that incorporate the iPhone 6 Plus

Open source and free software graveyard, 2014

Open source and free software graveyard, 2014

We've tossed in a couple of freeware offerings that are no more as well

Computer lighting startup Antumbra delivers

Computer lighting startup Antumbra delivers "surround sound for your eyes"

A startup called Antumbra run by 5 college students is looking to throw a little soothing light on this situation: People who hunker down in front of their computers until the wee hours, until it feels like their eyes might fall out.

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