Bob Brown

News Editor

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.

9 painful ways people hurt themselves with computers/video games

The clumsy & shocking truth about computer-related injuries!

The clumsy & shocking truth about computer-related injuries!

Some of the biggest names in tech have issued warnings over the past year about how their devices can overheat and catch on fire, but an analysis of emergency room data shows that most computer-related injuries stem from far less...

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Samsung: "Very soon we will be sharing root cause report on Note7"

Samsung Electronics America President and COO Tim Baxter didn't mess around during the company's press event at CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week: He addressed the company's tough 2016 and fiery Note7 phablet debacle right away.

Toshiba expands recall of laptop battery packs by 83,000 due to burn/fire risk

Toshiba expands recall of laptop battery packs by 83,000 due to burn/fire risk

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an alert that Toshiba on Wednesday has greatly expanded the recall of laptop computer battery packs due to burn and fire hazards.

Apple shortens annual iTunes Connect holiday shutdown

Apple shortens annual iTunes Connect holiday shutdown

Apple has alerted app developers that it will not be accepting new app or app update submissions from Dec. 23-27, so the clock is ticking...

2016’s notable deaths in technology, science & inventions

2016’s notable deaths in technology, science & inventions

Paying respects to computing pioneers, corporate leaders (AT&T, Intel) and the most inventive of inventors who passed during 2016

How to find out if your iPhone 6s is eligible for free battery replacement

How to find out if your iPhone 6s is eligible for free battery replacement

Apple is offering to replace batteries for free on certain iPhone 6s smartphones that shut down randomly: Here's how to find out if yours qualifies

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016 by the numbers

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016 by the numbers

Quickly on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals come the number crunchers sharing just how the holiday shopping season is actually shaping up.

Freshly-funded Message.io buddies up with Microsoft on chatbots

Freshly-funded Message.io buddies up with Microsoft on chatbots

Starting from behind the likes of Slack and HipChat with its new workplace collaboration Teams service, Microsoft can use all the help it can get. Startup Message.io is among those coming to its aid.

Beyond brainstorming: 4 cool action items hatched from Cisco ideation session

Beyond brainstorming: 4 cool action items hatched from Cisco ideation session

Founders of startups acquired by Cisco join forces at lively session to come up with new ideas to help the networking giant move forward more quickly.

Meet Cisco’s Founders Forum members

Meet Cisco’s Founders Forum members

Meet members of the little-known Cisco Founders Forum, an internal group consisting of entrepreneurs whose companies Cisco has acquired.

Cisco Founders Forum: One creative way to keep & energize talent

Cisco Founders Forum: One creative way to keep & energize talent

A look at Cisco's little-known Founders Forum, an internal group of brainy entrepreneurs whose companies Cisco has acquired -- and who Cisco wants to keep within its ranks.

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