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.

Controversial LTE-U tech OK'd by FCC

MobileIron jumps into IoT market, not a moment too soon

MobileIron jumps into IoT market, not a moment too soon

Mobile device management vendor MobileIron announced today that it would form a dedicated IoT division and hire Intel and GE veteran Santhosh Nair to run it, in a move that analysts have been quick to praise.

Raspberry Pi roundup: Hi, my breath is fresh, remote access, and a darker shade of Pi

Raspberry Pi roundup: Hi, my breath is fresh, remote access, and a darker shade of Pi

This week’s edition features Altoids, name tags, and, obviously, the dark web.

Facebook throws an open source hackathon

Facebook throws an open source hackathon

Last Friday, Facebook’s Cambridge, Mass., office played host to an open source hackathon around the theme of GraphQL, a sophisticated data-fetching query language originally developed by Facebook to help manage its vast stores of user...

New LibreOffice release sparks record donations to Document Foundation

New LibreOffice release sparks record donations to Document Foundation

The release of version 5.3 of LibreOffice, the free software productivity suite, has pushed the number of donations to the Document Foundation to a record high, according to the group’s co-founder, Italo Vignoli.

What’s next for open-source Spark?

What’s next for open-source Spark?

A crowd of more than 1,500 gathered Wednesday in Boston to hear about the future for the open-source big data engine.

Raspberry Pi roundup: Secret messages from your washing machine, smelling the fruit, and Rubik’s Cubes

Raspberry Pi roundup: Secret messages from your washing machine, smelling the fruit, and Rubik’s Cubes

This week’s Raspberry Pi roundup includes an update on one-time pads, more efficient washing machines, and solving Rubik’s Cubes with a little help from the little computer.

Trump immigration halt casts dark cloud over next IETF gathering

Trump immigration halt casts dark cloud over next IETF gathering

The Internet Engineering Task Force’s upcoming meeting in Chicago might have fewer attendees than usual, thanks to the Trump administration’s attempt to ban Muslim immigration from selected countries.

After AppDynamics sale, is anyone going to snap up the rest of the APM market?

After AppDynamics sale, is anyone going to snap up the rest of the APM market?

Cisco’s purchase last week of application performance management vendor AppDynamics for $3.7 billion in cash and assumed equity awards could signal that the APM sector in general is a potential M&A target, according to industry...

Raspberry Pi roundup: Here comes Google (kinda, probably), Competitor Corner and the sounds of Pi-lence

Raspberry Pi roundup: Here comes Google (kinda, probably), Competitor Corner and the sounds of Pi-lence

Google, apparently, is planning to bring some of its work on machine learning and AI to the Raspberry Pi.

Users greet Avaya bankruptcy with shrugs

Users greet Avaya bankruptcy with shrugs

The news that sprawling networking company Avaya has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy is being treated with nonchalance by at least some of its customers, for whom the saga of the firm’s financial troubles has been ongoing.

'Best-kept secret in SD-WAN' publicly rolls out managed service

'Best-kept secret in SD-WAN' publicly rolls out managed service

A Maryland-based EchoStar subsidiary best known as a provider of network management services announced today that it will offer a managed SD-WAN product as part of its HughesON lineup.

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