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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.

iFixit Spoofs Its Own Apple 'Screwgate' Revelation With Prank

Apple iPhone users worried that their jailbreaking ways will be punished by Steve Jobs and friends are being teased with an April Fools Day special offer by gadget teardown specialist iFixit: an iPhone 4 Oppression Kit.

Apple WWDC Sold Out, but Tickets Surface on eBay, Craigslist

Expect to pay much more than Apple's $1,600 price for a scalped WWDC ticket on e-commerce sites.

iOS Refresh May Wait for iPhone 5

Indications suggest Apple will update its iOS simultaneous with releasing the next model of iPhone.

Verizon Grabs More Than 12 Percent of iPhone Market

Verizon, which began selling the Apple iPhone 4 in the U.S. on Feb. 10, has already grabbed as much as 12.7 percent of the U.S. iPhone market.

IPad 2 Release Delayed in Japan

Apple, which was to have released the iPad 2 in a couple dozen other countries outside the United States next week, has delayed the tablet's release in Japan.

Apple Exec Confirms: White iPhone On the Way

An Apple senior VP has confirmed that the company will have a white iPhone out this spring, but it's still a mystery as to whether it will be an iPhone 4 or an iPhone 5.

Happy Pi Day: Pictures of Cool Pi Creations

iPad 2: Handle with Care

Don't take it apart, or risk cracked glass, say the first tinkerers of the updated iPad.

Researchers Unmasking Anonymous Email Senders

Just because you send an email anonymously doesn't mean people can't figure out who you are anymore.

Android Roars Past BlackBerry Globally, in U.S.

Google's Android mobile OS surpassed RIM's BlackBerry OS globally and in the United States for the first time last month.

IPad 2 Spoiler: RIM PlayBook Tablet Coming April 10?

RIM has been talking up its PlayBook tablet for months, but has been coy about when the latest Apple iPad killer will ship and what it will cost.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Gets His Own Comic Book

Just when you thought billionaire 20-something Mark Zuckerberg couldn't possibly get any more exposure, a new comic book has hit store shelves telling the real story of the Facebook founder's rise to glory.

Cellphone Stirs Brain Cells, Study Finds

But it's unclear whether the effect of holding a cellphone to your ear for a sustained period of time is negative, positive or neutral.

Cisco Names First COO as Company Reinvents Itself

As Cisco Systems looks beyond its switching and routing gear, it's named a new chief operating officer.

Dumbest Tech Marketing Stunts Ever

Two Dell employees last week put the maxim "There's no such thing as bad publicity" to the test after a hostage-themed marketing stunt focused on the Dell Streak tablet went about as badly as you'd expect.