Bob BrownSecure, Cloud-enabled, Software-Defined News Editor, 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.

Open Source Software a Frequent Flier on Virgin America

Virgin America's CIO says free and open source software is giving the fast growing airline a competitive edge in providing guest services vs. airlines.

Tech Titans Prone to Scandals

Ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd is just latest in long line of tech chiefs forced to resign.

Windows XP SP2 and 7 Other Things Microsoft Killed This Year

Be warned: Microsoft is thinning the herd; you may be on your own if anything you're still using is on this list.

on techhive.com

Apple Acquires Online Mapper Poly9, Continues Buying Spree

Reported acquisition would directly help Apple in its battle vs. Google, a leader in mapping technology.

Apple Sells 3 Million iPads in 80 Days

Apple announced that iPad sales have surpassed the 3 million mark, less than three months after the tablet computer launched.

on techhive.com

Microsoft Gives Behind-the-scenes Look at Internal "YouTube" Network

Microsoft exploits SharePoint to support a closed podcasting network for its employees.

Adobe's New Tactic: Killing Apple With Kindness

Adobe today launched an ad campaign that gushes "We Love Apple," though after listing all the things the companies have in common it ends by scolding Apple...

Nokia-Apple Suit Latest in Dizzying Array of Court Battles

Nokia's new lawsuit against Apple, filed in the U.S. Federal court of the Western District of Wisconsin on Friday, takes aim at the iPhone and iPad 3G