Stories by Bob Brown

All-female team to lead Association for Computing Machinery

Against a backdrop of an IT industry pushing hard to more fairly represent women in leadership positions, the Association for Computing Machinery has announced that an all-female board has been elected to head up the society.

Written by Bob Brown02 June 16 06:12

Bloodiest tech industry layoffs of 2016 so far

Here’s a rundown of some of the more notable layoffs, workforce reductions, resizings or whatever computer and networking companies want to call them so far in 2016

Written by Bob Brown01 June 16 00:00

4 IT companies allowed to use commercial drones

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval for more than 5,000 so-called Section 333 exemptions to operate commercial drones over the past year, and among those getting the go ahead are familiar names in the enterprise IT and networking market.

Written by Bob Brown04 May 16 21:00

Top drone startups find venture capital flying their way

With unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e., drones) here to stay, entrepreneurs are pouncing on the opportunity to safeguard people from having these flying machines drop in unexpectedly and venture capitalists are buying in.

Written by Bob Brown21 April 16 23:53

Thrilled that AI is no longer a dirty word

Cognitive computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning are here to stay and promise to benefit both consumers and the organizations that exploit these advanced technologies.

Written by Bob Brown19 April 16 00:06

10 Internet of Things companies to watch

It's good to be an Internet of Things startup these days, as investments from Cisco, Nokia, Verizon and others show. Here's a look at 10 IoT companies that could make an impact on the consumer and/or enterprise market.

Written by Bob Brown13 April 16 03:30

How Verizon finds IoT innovation outside its four walls

Verizon Ventures says that while consumer Internet of Things startups were all the rage in 2014 and continue to be popular among investors, enterprise IoT newcomers have become even hotter properties among venture capitalists over the past two years, with enterprise IoT investment expected to double or triple that of consumer IoT in 2016.

Written by Bob Brown13 April 16 03:30

Crypto dream team Diffie & Hellman win "Nobel Prize of Computing"

Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman, whose names have been linked since their seminal 1976 paper introduced the concepts of public key encryption and digital signatures, have been named winners of the 2015 ACM A.M. Turing Award (a.k.a., the "Nobel Prize of Computing").

Written by Bob Brown02 March 16 06:10

UC Berkeley makes third data breach disclosure in past 15 months

UC Berkeley on Friday -- THE time for issuing bad news even in these days of 24-hour news cycles -- revealed that it has alerted 80,000 current and former faculty, staff, students and vendors in the wake of a late December "criminal cyberattack" that could have compromised Social Security and bank account numbers.

Written by Bob Brown01 March 16 02:41