Jon Gold

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

Quiet rumblings but few fireworks at LTE-U gathering

Mozilla-backed selfie stunt challenges Europe’s copyright laws

Mozilla-backed selfie stunt challenges Europe’s copyright laws

Stiff EU copyright proposals that theoretically ban memes, gifs and even pictures of some landmarks are the target of a campaign backed by Firefox browser maker Mozilla, which has encouraged a campaign of digital civil disobedience...

FAQ: What is 802.11ad wireless technology?

FAQ: What is 802.11ad wireless technology?

Here are the broad strokes about 802.11ad, the wireless technology that’s just starting to hit the market.

802.11ad is the fastest Wi-Fi that you might not ever use

802.11ad is the fastest Wi-Fi that you might not ever use

802.11ad offers the possibility of extremely fast wireless speeds over short distances – but experts differ sharply on its eventual role in the enterprise. The differences center on whether 802.11ad will be used in the same way as...

Here are the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize 'winners'

Here are the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize 'winners'

Let’s say you’re a scientist, and you’ve worked your entire adult life at your discipline. You do a sort of offbeat study, for valid scientific reasons, and figure, hey, this’ll get a laugh in whatever journal is relevant to your...

There are just 28 internet domains on North Korea’s DNS

There are just 28 internet domains on North Korea’s DNS

The internet in North Korea is an unsurprisingly small and circumscribed place – there are just 28 TLDs on the entirety of the country’s .kp domain, compared to almost 335 million globally.

Microsoft’s the top open-source contributor on GitHub

Microsoft’s the top open-source contributor on GitHub

The organization with the largest number of contributors to open-source projects over the past year on GitHub is, surprisingly, Microsoft, GitHub announced today.

Law firm CIO: ‘I run more video than CBS’

Law firm CIO: ‘I run more video than CBS’

A major international law firm with 700 attorneys, 1,500 total employees and 20 separate offices around the world makes IT support a challenge.

Riverbed upgrades set sights on the SD-WAN edge, cloud integration

At Riverbed’s Disrupt event in New York’s upscale Conrad Hotel today, the company announced new products aimed at making it a bigger part of the average customer’s network.

10 million tiny computers: Raspberry Pi Foundation announces milestone

10 million tiny computers: Raspberry Pi Foundation announces milestone

After four years, 10 million Raspberry Pis have been sold and the demand shows no signs of slowing down.

First Look: Apple’s new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

First Look: Apple’s new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

Here’s what Apple showed off on Wednesday, after the usual months of teasing.

iPhone 7: Our staff predictions -- and printable Bingo cards!

iPhone 7: Our staff predictions -- and printable Bingo cards!

A few of us here at Network World have decided to put our money where our mouths are and make some predictions ahead of Apple’s big iPhone launch.

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