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.

iPad Ignites Tablet Price Cuts

By lowering the price of the iPad 2 when it released the newest iPad, Apple created a flurry of deals from other tablet makers scrambling to keep up.

Apple is Censoring the Word 'Jailbreak'

Apple historically has fought iPhone jailbreaking by warning customers that their device warranties will be voided if they muck around with the innards of their Apple products. Now Apple appears to be taking its disapproval of jailbreaking one step further by censoring at least some references to "jailbreak" in its U.S. iTunes store.

Researchers Turn to Vibrating Steering Wheel to Shake Bad Driving Habits

AT&T Labs and Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a vibrating steering wheel that they say can help drivers keep their eyes on the road and off of distracting GPS screens.

Internet Hall of Fame Opens... On the Web

Thirty-plus Internet pioneers, innovators and "global connectors" -- yes, even including Al Gore -- have been inducted into the first class of the Internet Hall...

Threat of a Bullet in the Face Keeps Cybercrooks Cautious

Scott Borg say his organization has sometimes been off on its predictions because cybercrime trends have taken longer to emerge than expected.

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.