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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.

Judea Pearl, a Big Brain Behind Artificial Intelligence, Wins Turing Award

The so-called Nobel Prize for computing goes to a longtime UCLA professor whose work on artificial intelligence laid the foundation for such inventions as the iPhone's Siri speech recognition and driverless cars.


Verizon Wireless: 4G LTE or Bust in 2012

A Verizon Wireless executive has told Dow Jones Newswires that the carrier plans a huge expansion of its 4G LTE wireless network this year and plans only to roll...


Refreshed iPad May be in Short Supply Due to Scarce Displays

Apple hasn't even announced its next tablet, but reports already suggest initial shipments will be low because of a shortage of retina displays.

Apple Store Thief Can't Hold Out for iPhone 5

News reports out of Charlotte, N.C., indicate a "known suspect" swiped 25 iPhones from an Apple Store at Northlake Mall between Dec. 1 and Jan. 11.

Researcher: Email Wording a Dead Giveaway of Who's the Boss

A Georgia Tech researcher's deep dive into some half a million Enron emails could some day result in smarter messaging software.

Obama 2012 Campaign Playlist Revealed Courtesy of Spotify

President Obama has shared his 2012 campaign playlist over Spotify.

Amazon Attacks Apple: You Get Three Kindle Products for Price of iPad 2

Amazon has released a new advertisement that takes a shot at the price of Apple's iPad, emphasizing the lower cost of the Kindle e-reader and Android-based Kindle Fire tablet computer.


iOS Developers Warned About Manipulating App Store Rankings

Apple's concern is that app developers are paying companies to use bots to artificially boost apps into Apple's App Store Top 25 charts.

Steve Jobs' Influence Continues

Some days there seems to be more Steve Jobs news than ever before, with memories and marketing schemes continuing to influence Apple and others.

Motorola, Woot Admit to Reselling Uncleared Xoom Tablets

Motorola and Woot admit that some refurbished Xoom tablets may have been sold with ex-owners' sensitive data still on them.


9 'University Researcher Approved' Tips for Awesome Tweeting

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Georgia Tech have issued a list of 9 tips for better tweeting based on a study of Twitter usefulness.

Phony iPads, iPhones Put Apple Engineers' Trustworthiness to Test

One way Apple keeps details of anticipated products such as the iPad 3 or iPhone 5 under wraps is reportedly by ensuring that its engineers are super trustworthy.


Nearly Half of Americans Surveyed See Tablets Wiping out Laptops

Tablet computers will eventually replace laptops, according to nearly half of Americans polled earlier this month.

IPhone More Dominant Than Ever, Though Samsung Makes Strides

The iPhone is by far the smartphone most in demand among 4,000 North American consumers, but Samsung, Apple's frequent rival in court, is coming on strong, according to

25 Top Network and IT Industry News Stories of 2011

2011 will be remembered for the death of Steve Jobs, Cisco's refocusing, IPv6's coming-out party, and more.