Bob BrownSecure, Cloud-enabled, Software-Defined News Editor-as-a-service, Network World

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I work with Network World's writers and editors to identify and publish the best informational and news stories for enterprise IT and networking professionals. Also, I blog about network research from university and vendor research labs, plus work closely with our wireless reporting team on assignments and projects. Best to reach me by email. If you don't hear back from me, it's probably because I forwarded your pitch to a more appropriate contact here.

Some Nerves: How Fruit Flies Could Improve Computing

The simple yet sophisticated nervous system cells in the bodies of fruit flies are being used as a model that could improve wireless sensor networks and distributed computing.

Bold Move: BlackBerry Dakota Photo, Specs Leaked

Boy Genius Report has published an exclusive look at a new RIM BlackBerry smartphone dubbed the Dakota that strikes a resemblance to the original BlackBerry Bold.

Sexy PowerPoint Presentation Delivers Malware Surprise

A Sophos IT security consultant has issued a warning not to fall prey to malware that uses a PowerPoint presentation demonstrating sexual positions from the Kama Sutra

Be Like Larry and Sergey: Google Invites Teens to Online Science Fair

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is urging youths ages 13 to 18 to take part in a worldwide science fair that will be hosted by the search giant online.

iPad 2 on the Way, Digg Founder Spills

Digg founder Kevin Rose blogs advice to hold off buying an iPad in anticipation of an update within a month.

Techie (and Yummy) Gingerbread Creations

LinkedIn Urges Results-Oriented Job Seekers: Ditch the Buzzwords

If you're a motivated team player with extensive experience and a proven track record, you've got more company than you might think.

Facebook Co-founders Pledge to Give Away Most of Their Fortunes

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was one of 17 billionaires this week to pledge donating more than half of their wealth to charitable organizations.

Droid 2 Phone Explodes, Bloodies Texas Man

A man reported Thursday that his Motorola Droid 2 smartphone exploded as he was ending a call, resulting in a bloodied face. But the phone reportedly continued to take calls.