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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 3 Watch: Is Apple Readying a 'Tweener' Tablet?

An analyst with a strong track record of predicting new Apple products says Apple has a new device in the works.

Twitter No Longer Grounding UberSocial, Twidroyd Apps

Twitter said on Sunday that it has freed UberMedia's UberSocial (previously UberTwitter) and twidroyd apps from exile after shutting them off on Friday.

New Apple MacBook Pro Rumors Swirl

Apple may be plotting a big MacBook Pro announcement as soon as this week, speculation fueled in part by an Intel ad.

Why You Freak out Over Facebook

The saying goes that "You can't have too many friends," but that might not be true in the world of Facebook, according to a new study by Scottish researchers.

UberTwitter Bows to Twitter's Pressure, Changes Name

Twitter whacks UberTwitter so hard it's changing its name to UberSocial after suspension.

My, That's a Big iPhone 5 Screen You Have

The latest Apple iPhone 5 rumor centers on the anticipated smartphone featuring a 4-inch screen, bigger than the standard 3.5-inch display of current iPhones and...

How Much Data Can Humankind Generate?

Ultimate hoarding: A USC study estimates the volume of exabytes of data that humanity could compile -- and how quickly.

Google Doodle Journeys to the Center of Jules Verne

An interactive doodle atop Google's search page honors the 183rd birthday of science fiction author Jules Verne.

Will Anyone Really Pay $800 for Android-powered Motorola Xoom Tablet?

The Motorola Xoom, the much anticipated Google Android 3.0-based tablet unveiled during CES last month, will sport a price tag of about $800 and be available on...

Verizon Guy with iPhone: "Yes, I Can Hear You Now"

Verizon, on the same day it began and then halted pre-orders for the iPhone 4, started airing an ad in which the Verizon Guy holds up an Apple smartphone and says, "Yes, I can hear you now."

Verizon iPhone Fanatics Will Brave the Snow on Feb. 10

More than a quarter of AT&T customers and about a quarter of Verizon customers say they are willing to wait in line on Feb. 10 to switch over to Verizon's iPhone.

Facebook Pokes SNL

All hail the Zuck: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg appears on Saturday Night Live as The Social Network actor hosts.

Security Stud Kaminsky's Smartphone App a Blessing for Colorblind

Dan Kaminsky was pretty quiet last week considering there was a Black Hat security conference in DC, but maybe that's because his latest revelation isn't about IT security. It's about helping colorblind people to recognize the difference between colors such as red, green and brown.

Apple Reveals Most Downloaded iPhone, iPad Apps of All Time

Apple has added a page to its iTunes Store that reveals the top iPhone and iPad app downloads since the App Store opened in mid-2008.

'Social Network' Cleans up at Golden Globes

Facebook movie 'The Social Network' won a whopping four golden globes on Sunday night.