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.

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Report: HP to buy Aruba for wireless tech

HP is in talks to purchase Aruba Networks, with an eye toward acquiring that company’s wireless networking infrastructure technology, according to a report published today by Bloomberg News.

FAQ: The FCC’s Net Neutrality vote, for the IT crowd

FAQ: The FCC’s Net Neutrality vote, for the IT crowd

The broad strokes of what’s happening with Net Neutrality at the FCC on Thursday, for those following along from the office.

Is the Samsung Galaxy S6 about to become the coolest Android phone ever?

Is the Samsung Galaxy S6 about to become the coolest Android phone ever?

Rumors have started to coalesce, and the picture of what might be Samsung’s next flagship has started to look pretty exciting.

Torvalds: ‘People who start writing kernel code get hired really quickly’

Now more than ever, the development of the Linux kernel is a matter for the professionals, as unpaid volunteer contributions to the project reached their lowest recorded levels in the latest “Who Writes Linux” report.

Google’s new open-source PerfKit framework watches cloud application performance

Google’s latest foray into the open-source realm is a framework it’s calling “PerfKit,” which is designed to measure application performance in the cloud.

100G interconnect hooks UConn into massive research databases

The University of Connecticut announced yesterday that it has connected a new 100G fiber link, giving its faculty an improved ability to collaborate with others around the world on data-intensive research projects.

iPhone still king of enterprise mobile as usage skyrockets, study finds

iPhone still king of enterprise mobile as usage skyrockets, study finds

Apple’s iPhones and iPads are still the most-used mobile devices in the enterprise, even as the market expands at high speed, according to a Citrix mobile analytics report released this morning.

Tech Ad Watch: CTIA makes dumb, poorly-staged video to protest Title II

And here I thought we were done with issue ads for at least a few more months, before the insanity of the 2016 elections really takes off. Thanks to apparent coming of Net Neutrality/Title II regulations for the wireless industry,...

Three fights Big Telecom is losing – and what that might mean for IT

Three fights Big Telecom is losing – and what that might mean for IT

It’s been an unusually tough few months for Big Telecom. The industry, which enjoys a generally friendly regulatory climate, has plenty of influence in Congress and with state and local governments across the country.

FCC banks nearly $45 billion in landmark AWS-3 spectrum auction

The FCC announced today that Auction 97 has closed after roughly two and a half months, with winning bids totaling $44.9 billion for the 65MHz of mostly AWS-3 spectrum on offer. That figure is far and away the highest ever seen in a...

Mayors of Boston, Seattle, KC, others: No more muni broadband restrictions, please

Mayors of Boston, Seattle, KC, others: No more muni broadband restrictions, please

A group of 38 mayors and other elected officials from cities like Boston, Seattle, and Kansas City Thursday urged the FCC to strike down state laws that restrict the development of public high-speed Internet services and allow...

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