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.


Is the smartphone market saturated?

Is the smartphone market saturated?

Smartphone sales increased substantially in the second quarter of 2015, but the rate of growth continued to slow, fueling concerns that the market has started to become saturated, according to a study released today by Juniper...

Open-source startup hopes to change the way businesses visualize data

SlamData’s main appeal is that it works natively with data from NoSQL databases like MongoDB, which means it doesn’t need to translate unstructured data into the usual relational format. That’s an improvement over common analysis...

Take our Windows 10 quiz, win self-satisfaction

Windows 10 has been out for a while now in preview – so you don’t really have an excuse to not know about it. Take our quiz before the official release tomorrow and gain the satisfaction of a job well done. Or bragging rights. Those...

Test like crazy for Java happiness, report says

Small, responsive and dedicated performance teams tend to be the ones that produce the highest-performing Java code, according to a study released today by RebelLabs.

Google: Users still aren’t getting message about online security

Google: Users still aren’t getting message about online security

Google researchers say that experts and non-experts go about protecting their digital privacy in very different ways, according to survey results they plan to present at the upcoming Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security.

CTIA: FCC transparency guidelines ‘irrational’

CTIA: FCC transparency guidelines ‘irrational’

The wireless industry’s chief lobbying group today issued comments on part of the FCC’S Open Internet Order that went into effect last month, saying that provisions requiring better disclosure of network management, performance and...

New un-jailbreaking tool Cydia Impactor for iOS has Android roots

New un-jailbreaking tool Cydia Impactor for iOS has Android roots

Developer Jay Freeman has released Cydia Impactor, a straightforward utility that lets iOS users roll back their jailbreaks without updating to a new version, preserving the ability to jailbreak again in the future.

Technology, the law, and you: BYOD

Technology, the law, and you: BYOD

Companies are getting a lot more cautious about BYOD – and legal implications might be part of the reason why.

BYOD users worry employers can’t keep private data safe

Workplace smartphone and tablet users worry a lot about their personal information remaining private from their employers – and only a slim majority trusts their employer to keep that data safe, according to a Harris Poll survey...

The top 10 supercomputers in the world, 20 years ago

The top 10 supercomputers in the world, 20 years ago

The Top500 list from June 1995 shows just how far the possibilities of silicon have come in the past 20 years. Performance figures are listed in gigaflops, rather than the teraflops of today, meaning that, for example, the tenth-place...

The 10 most powerful supercomputers on Earth

The 10 most powerful supercomputers on Earth

2015’s first edition of the top500 list contains a new entrant but an old champion.

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