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.

My big intro to BI & analytics vendor MicroStrategy

When COWs fly: An AT&T drone experiment

When COWs fly: An AT&T drone experiment

You might be familiar with the Cell on Wheels (COW) concept that carriers have deployed to bring temporary wireless service to busy venues or disaster relief areas. Now AT&T is giving the COW acronym a new high-flying meaning:...

Startups boldly challenge Internet, mass transit & password status quo

Startups boldly challenge Internet, mass transit & password status quo

TransitX, TapLink & LBRY among tech startups making their cases on Mass Innovation Nights in Boston.

Pokemon Go maker addresses Google account access scare

Pokemon Go maker addresses Google account access scare

It looks like it's safe to go back into the Pokemon Gyms and PokeStops, as Pokemon Go maker Niantic has addressed concerns that it has unfettered access to Google accounts of those who signed up for the popular mobile game via their...

2016 technology industry graveyard

2016 technology industry graveyard

Dell, Google and Microsoft are among those that have killed off products or services in 2016.

Bugs & Bugs: As in, the software kind -- and insects

Bugs & Bugs: As in, the software kind -- and insects

Bugs & Bugs: Gypsy Moth invasion, cyborg locusts, Zero Days -- the movie, bug problems for Lenovo, Symantec & others, and super interesting research from New York University & others aimed at reducing software bugs

Check this out: Walmart Pay for iOS & Android can now be used in all of retailer's US stores

Check this out: Walmart Pay for iOS & Android can now be used in all of retailer's US stores

Walmart celebrates support for its Walmart Pay mobile ecommerce app across all 4,600-plus US stores

Tetris comes to Megaprocessor

Tetris comes to Megaprocessor

The game Tetris has gone through many configurations over its 30-plus years in existence, but perhaps none is more impressive than a Cambridge, England man's version running on a giant homemade computer.

13 top paying cities for software engineers

13 top paying cities for software engineers

Online jobs marketplace Glassdoor has crunched the numbers by looking at the ratio of each city’s local median software engineer base salary to its official cost of living figures from the federal government.

Android N is neither 3 Musketeers nor Snickers: Just plain Nougat

Android N is neither 3 Musketeers nor Snickers: Just plain Nougat

The suspense is over: Google has revealed the sweet nickname for its 7.0 edition of the Android operating system -- Nougat. Google, which had been calling the in-progress OS Android N, disclosed the news initially via Snapchat and...

Next best thing to Black Friday? Amazon Prime Day comes on July 12

Next best thing to Black Friday? Amazon Prime Day comes on July 12

You won't necessarily be able to use Amazon Prime Day on July 12 as an excuse to avoid family, like some do with Black Friday, but Amazon is promising that you'll get to choose from 100,000 great online shopping deals.

Why one Cisco shop is willing to give Wi-Fi startup Mist a shot

Why one Cisco shop is willing to give Wi-Fi startup Mist a shot

Bowdoin College CIO tests startup Mist's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy offerings to complement campus-wide Cisco WLAN and deliver new location-based services

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