Jon Gold

Senior Writer

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

SCO vs. IBM legal battle over Linux may – finally – be finished

Carriers celebrate as Telecommunications Act of 1996 turns 20

The winners in a broadband industry heavily shaped by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 celebrated publicly this week, as February 8 marked the 20-year anniversary of the law taking effect.

LTE-U’s cold war may be thawing, as field testing commences ahead of summit

LTE-U’s cold war may be thawing, as field testing commences ahead of summit

The FCC last week granted Verizon and Qualcomm permission to conduct limited tests of LTE-U technology in Raleigh, North Carolina and Oklahoma City, ahead of a planned summit meeting next week.

14 sports teams owned by techies

14 sports teams owned by techies

Tech moguls own a serious piece of the U.S. professional sports landscape.

Comcast targets first markets it will offer gigabit over copper cable service

Comcast targets first markets it will offer gigabit over copper cable service

DOCSIS 3.1 is a new wired cable Internet standard, which gives Comcast the ability to offer gigabit speeds over existing copper cable. The company said that it tested the technology last month in its home market of Philadelphia.

Law professor: T-Mobile’s Binge On program violates Net neutrality

Law professor: T-Mobile’s Binge On program violates Net neutrality

A T-Mobile service called Binge On that allows subscribers to consume as much data as they want while streaming video from selected providers violates Net Neutrality rules, according to a published analysis from Stanford University...

U.S. carriers stay tight-lipped on LTE-U deployments

U.S. carriers stay tight-lipped on LTE-U deployments

America’s big four wireless service providers are enthusiastic about the prospect of delivering data over unlicensed frequencies via LTE-U, but they’re playing their cards very close to their chests when it comes to specific plans.

Comcast rolls out Wi-Fi management toolset

Comcast rolls out Wi-Fi management toolset

Comcast’s new WiFi Pro service, the company announced today, attempts to build advanced network monitoring and management features into a product designed for small business and branch office use.

Why did Linux Foundation cut independent board seats?

Why did Linux Foundation cut independent board seats?

One of the most powerful organizations in the open-source world faces questions over why it quietly did away with two seats on its board designated for non-corporate members.

Google paid Apple $1B to be default iPhone search engine; Android profits revealed, too

Google paid Apple $1B to be default iPhone search engine; Android profits revealed, too

Court documents show that Google paid Apple a $1 billion fee in 2014 in order to remain the default search engine on the iPhone, a report from Bloomberg noted yesterday.

Super-powered Wi-Fi startup gets $25 million backing from Cisco, Verizon, others

Super-powered Wi-Fi startup gets $25 million backing from Cisco, Verizon, others

Kumu Networks, a wireless startup which claims to have eliminated self-interference from Wi-Fi radios, announced today that it had raised a further $25 million in venture capital funding from Cisco, Verizon, Deutsche Telekom and...

Data scientists have the hottest job in America

Data scientists have the hottest job in America

A report released today by Glassdoor says that data scientists have the best jobs in the U.S., according to that company’s analysis of its outsized database of job information.

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