Stories by Jon Gold

HBO’s Silicon Valley returns this weekend

Silicon Valley is funny, it’s smart, it’s pointed, the acting and writing are fantastic, and it speaks the tech industry’s language fluently. If I were you, I’d watch.

5G wireless slowly, carefully taking shape

5G wireless is coming, but it has a lot of challenges to overcome, and we’re not going to be enjoying its blazing speeds until 2020 at least. But, at cable industry group CableLabs’ InformED Wireless event on Wednesday in New York, several experts helped provide new hints about the shape of the technology to come.

Open-source vulnerabilities database shuts down

An open-source project dedicated to cataloguing a huge range of computer security flaws has closed its doors as of Tuesday, according to an announcement on the Open-Source Vulnerability Database’s blog.

Brocade buying Ruckus Wireless for US$1.2 billion

Networking hardware vendor Brocade announced today that it would add a wireless infrastructure club to its bag in the form of Ruckus Wireless, as part of a deal with a net value of US$1.2 billion.

FAQ: 802.11ax Wi-Fi

The next big new thing in Wi-Fi networks will boast groundbreaking technology, but it might not arrive for a couple years yet.

Higher ed network managers talk headaches and rewards

Institutions of higher learning can often feel like self-contained worlds of their own, and their wireless networks are much the same – subject to unique demands and rules, the campus network is a distinctive challenge for the IT pro.

Context is king: Aruba founder talks about future of wireless

Networks able to understand contextual clues will improve security, flexibility and provide broad new feature sets in the future, said Aruba founder and CTO Keerti Melkote in a keynote address from the company’s Atmosphere conference on Wednesday.

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