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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. Email me at bbrown@nww.com with story tips or comments on this post. No need to follow up on PR pitches via email or phone (I read my emails and will be in touch if interested, thanks)

Android security is sadly lacking, researchers reveal

Android smartphones and tablets are under attack, and the most popular tools developed to protect them are easily circumvented, according to new research from Northwestern University and the University of North Carolina.

Facebook is music to some users' ears

A new YouTube video singing the praises of the social networking behmoth is part of a trend toward tech-themed musicals.

Improv group comes to rescue of texting pedestrians with Seeing-Eye People

The scene-making Improv Everywhere troupe releases a pair of videos that pokes fun at people who can't take their eyes off their texting devices even while navigating busy streets in New York City. Improv Everywhere's solution for safeguarding oblivious walking/texting zombies: Seeing-eye People.

Google I/O registration: Open and shut in 45 minutes

Google I/O conference registration opened at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday and closed less than an hour later, showing once again that this is as hot tech confab as there is these days.

Apple Store thieves attack with bear spray

Vancouver police are investigating a brazen robbery at an Apple Store Monday night in which three suspects allegedly sprayed 40 people with a chemical mix designed to ward off bears as they swiped an undetermined amount of Apple laptops, iPads and iPods.

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