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.


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...

Rooting your Android device: A guide for the accident-prone

Want to get rid of bloatware, install a custom operating system and be the coolest Android user in your immediate circle? Read on.

How not to waste your money on the second wave of 802.11ac wireless gear

How not to waste your money on the second wave of 802.11ac wireless gear

The best way to avoid wasting your money on wave 2 of 802.11ac access points is to not buy them right away, and the second-best is to not overreact to their presence on your network.

So you think you know Windows

So you think you know Windows

As Windows 10 grabs headlines, take our quiz and test your knowledge of Windowses past.

10 mobile startups to watch

10 mobile startups to watch

Here are the soft, developing new themes in the thunderous mobile symphony.

Study: Stop blaming Twitter for your stress

Study: Stop blaming Twitter for your stress

Facebook and Twitter, on their own, probably don’t explain why you’re stressed out, according to a study released today by the Pew Research Center.

Say ‘Queso:’ Next version of Google Translate app adds instant visual translation

The mobile version of Google Translate is about to get two impressive new features.

First Look: Firefox 35

First Look: Firefox 35

Mozilla brings an app store, performance tweaks, and more to latest Firefox web browser.

Seven notable Raspberry Pi rivals

Seven notable Raspberry Pi rivals

Everyone wants a piece of the Pi.

Big names like Google dominate open-source funding

Big names like Google dominate open-source funding

Network World’s analysis of publicly listed sponsors of 36 prominent open-source non-profits and foundations reveals that the lion’s share of financial support for open-source groups comes from a familiar set of names.

Google kills off Google TV, feeds it to Android TV

Google is dropping its Google TV brand, the company announced Tuesday, and will focus its living-room entertainment efforts instead on Android TV and Google Cast.

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