Stories by Jon Gold

Report: HP to buy Aruba for wireless tech

HP is in talks to purchase Aruba Networks, with an eye toward acquiring that company's wireless networking infrastructure technology, according to a report published by Bloomberg News.

By Jon Gold | 26 February, 2015 09:22

Tags: aruba, mergers & acquisitions, Google, Networking, wireless, Aruba networks, Bloomberg, Hewlett-Packard, HP

FAQ: The FCC's Net Neutrality vote, for the IT crowd

The FCC on Thursday, Feb. 26 is set to vote on new broadband regulations that would require ISPs to practice Network Neutrality.  Here's the lowdown on this hot political and technical topic:

By Jon Gold | 24 February, 2015 09:05

Tags: net neutrality, telecommunication, fcc, LAN & WAN, broadband

Is the Samsung Galaxy S6 about to become the coolest Android phone ever?

Gauging what a smartphone is going to look like before its released is sort of like solving one of those toss-up puzzles on Wheel of Fortune the answer gets clearer the longer you wait.

By Jon Gold | 20 February, 2015 23:28

Tags: MWC 2015, Apple, samsung, consumer electronics, Networking, wireless, smartphones, Android, galaxy

Torvalds: ‘People who start writing kernel code get hired really quickly'

Now more than ever, the development of the Linux kernel is a matter for the professionals, as unpaid volunteer contributions to the project reached their lowest recorded levels in the latest "Who Writes Linux" report, which was released today.

By Jon Gold | 19 February, 2015 02:43

Tags: Linux, The Linux Foundation, linux foundation, fcc, software, operating systems

Google's new open-source PerfKit framework watches cloud application performance

Google's latest foray into the open-source realm is a framework it's calling "PerfKit," which is designed to measure application performance in the cloud, the company announced Wednesday.

By Jon Gold | 12 February, 2015 06:23

Tags: open source, Google, software, cloud computing, internet

100G interconnect hooks UConn into massive research databases

The University of Connecticut announced yesterday that it has connected a new 100G fiber link, giving its faculty an improved ability to collaborate with others around the world on data-intensive research projects.

By Jon Gold | 11 February, 2015 23:45

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, research, Microsoft, Internet2, hardware systems, fiber, Data Center

iPhone still king of enterprise mobile as usage skyrockets, study finds

Apple's iPhones and iPads are still the most-used mobile devices in the enterprise, even as the market expands at high speed, according to a Citrix mobile analytics report released this morning.

By Jon Gold | 11 February, 2015 00:10

Tags: Citrix, Networking, smartphones, hardware systems, iPhone, wireless, tablets, mobile, iPad, Apple, consumer electronics, Microsoft

Tech Ad Watch: CTIA makes dumb, poorly-staged video to protest Title II

And here I thought we were done with issue ads for at least a few more months, before the insanity of the 2016 elections really takes off. Thanks to apparent coming of Net Neutrality/Title II regulations for the wireless industry, however, CTIA has come out with this half-hearted whimper of advocacy (see video here or below):

By Jon Gold | 06 February, 2015 09:13

Tags: net neutrality, Networking, wireless, ctia, fcc

Three fights Big Telecom is losing -- and what that might mean for IT

It's been an unusually tough few months for Big Telecom. The industry, which enjoys a generally friendly regulatory climate, has plenty of influence in Congress and with state and local governments across the country.

By Jon Gold | 06 February, 2015 05:11

Tags: telecommunication, fcc, service providers, comcast, VMware

FCC banks nearly $45 billion in landmark AWS-3 spectrum auction

The FCC announced today that Auction 97 spectrum auction has closed after roughly two and a half months, with winning bids totaling $44.9 billion for the 65MHz of mostly AWS-3 range. That figure is far and away the highest ever seen in a spectrum auction.

By Jon Gold | 30 January, 2015 07:08

Tags: reddit, at&t, Networking, verizon, Microsoft, wireless, fcc, qualcomm

Mayors of Boston, Seattle, KC, others: No more muni broadband restrictions, please

A group of 38 mayors and other elected officials from cities like Boston, Seattle, and Kansas City Thursday urged the FCC to strike down state laws that restrict the development of public high-speed Internet services and allow municipal networks to flourish.

By Jon Gold | 30 January, 2015 05:37

Tags: telecommunication, Google, fcc, comcast, LAN & WAN, VMware, broadband

Rooting your Android device: A guide for the accident-prone

I am the person IT people are talking about when they say "he knows just enough to be dangerous." I can't deny it. I've broken many more computers and phones and other gadgets through attempts at tinkering than I've improved.

By Jon Gold | 29 January, 2015 00:04

Tags: htc, Networking, wireless

How not to waste your money on the second wave of 802.11ac wireless gear

The best way to avoid wasting your money on Wave 2 of 802.11ac access points is to not buy them right away, and the second-best is to not overreact to their presence on your network.

By Jon Gold | 27 January, 2015 21:41

Tags: WiFi, Google, Networking, cisco, wireless, 802.11ac, WLANs / Wi-Fi

10 US mobile startups to watch

The drumbeat of news about mobile technology can be deafening at times. Smartphones are getting bigger and bigger. The consumerization of IT is a buzzword only slightly less buzzy than cloud computing. Wearable devices of varying utility are flooding into the marketplace. Seemingly every single company in America beyond a certain size has its own official app, most likely for both iOS and Android.

By Jon Gold | 20 January, 2015 22:14

Tags: Networking, wireless, startups to watch

Study: Stop blaming Twitter for your stress

Social media, on its own, probably doesn't explain why you're stressed out, according to a study released today by the Pew Research Center.

By Jon Gold | 16 January, 2015 02:06

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Pew Research Center, applications, social, software, twitter, collaboration, social media, internet, Facebook

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