Bob BrownExecutive Editor, News, NetworkWorld Follow me on Google+

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.

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...

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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."

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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.

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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.

Some Nerves: How Fruit Flies Could Improve Computing

The simple yet sophisticated nervous system cells in the bodies of fruit flies are being used as a model that could improve wireless sensor networks and distributed computing.

Bold Move: BlackBerry Dakota Photo, Specs Leaked

Boy Genius Report has published an exclusive look at a new RIM BlackBerry smartphone dubbed the Dakota that strikes a resemblance to the original BlackBerry Bold.

Sexy PowerPoint Presentation Delivers Malware Surprise

A Sophos IT security consultant has issued a warning not to fall prey to malware that uses a PowerPoint presentation demonstrating sexual positions from the Kama Sutra

Be Like Larry and Sergey: Google Invites Teens to Online Science Fair

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is urging youths ages 13 to 18 to take part in a worldwide science fair that will be hosted by the search giant online.