Jon Gold

Staff Writer

Jon covers open-source, mobile, network managment and partridges in pear trees for Network World. Get at him via email or Twitter.


255 terabits a second: New fiber speed record?

255 terabits a second: New fiber speed record?

Researchers from the University of Central Florida and Eindhoven University of Technology say that they’ve developed a new fiber optic medium that allows data to be sent and received at up to 255Tbits/s, a roughly twenty-fold increase...

Debian community splits over systemd, but fork still unlikely

The latest chapter in the ongoing furor over the software known as systemd threatens to split the Debian community, after a splinter group stated that it would branch off or create a fork of the well-known Linux distribution if...

Data warehouse-as-a-service startup Snowflake comes out of stealth

Stealth startup Snowflake is clandestine no longer, throwing off the wraps Tuesday morning with the announcement of a $26 million series B funding round and the rollout of a flagship product, which it’s calling the “elastic data...

Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at the desktop Linux standard bearer

Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at the desktop Linux standard bearer

A brief history of Ubuntu, as alliterative as all-get-out.

First Look: The iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2 and more

First Look: The iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2 and more

Apple’s glossy new tablets were accompanied by new iMacs and OS X Yosemite.

First Look: The magnificent new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

First Look: The magnificent new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

Google introduced a wow-provoking new stable of Nexus devices Wednesday.

Holograms, VR and telepresence: Experts herald the coming Gigabit Age

Holograms, VR and telepresence: Experts herald the coming Gigabit Age

The widespread availability of Gigabit Internet connectivity by 2025 will open a brave new world of killer apps, according to the more than 1,400 experts who contributed to the Pew Research Center’s latest study.

Gigabit copper? Sckipio says yes

The first applied use of a transmission protocol that can theoretically reach gigabit speeds over standard home copper connections debuts today, with the release of Sckipio Technology’s G.Fast chipset.

‘Unlawful’ WiFi hotspot blocking ruling highlights academic IT headaches

‘Unlawful’ WiFi hotspot blocking ruling highlights academic IT headaches

Managing the wireless environment at the average college or university can be a difficult task at the best of times, and when students and staff start using personal hotspots – the sort that provide wireless data access from the same...

Google’s open source blueprint lets connected devices commune without specialized apps

Google’s open source blueprint lets connected devices commune without specialized apps

Google open-source initiative shoots for IoT standards

Comcast's latest comments on TWC merger show near-total divorce from reality

Comcast's latest comments on TWC merger show near-total divorce from reality

The largest broadband provider in America's attempt to merge with the second-largest is a win for consumers, and will create a vibrant marketplace with more competition, not less - according, at least, to the largest broadband...

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