Stories by Jon Gold

Enterprise and service provider networking port revenues reach $39B

Routers, switches and other networking gear became a $39 billion market in 2013, as 40G took hold in the data center and 100G became the new standard for service providers, according to the latest research from Infonetics.

Android, not iOS, is tops in mobile ad traffic for first time

Devices running Google's Android operating system have dethroned Apple's iPhones and iPads as the biggest drivers of worldwide mobile ad traffic, according to a new study from Opera Mediaworks.

Dell launches virtual storage accelerator, aims to boost SAN performance

Dell released a new virtualized storage accelerator appliance called Fluid Cache for SAN on Tuesday, designed to help customers keep data-intensive applications working quickly under load.

Where's my gigabit Internet, anyway?

For Americans used to roughly 10Mbps broadband connections, the idea of gigabit Internet can feel a little like science fiction. Streaming 4K video without hiccups? Enormous file downloads happening in seconds? Oh, sure.

In Pictures: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

New graphical bells and whistles, plus security improvements

Riverbed re-brands storage offerings, adds to the stack

Riverbed Technology Tuesday released a rebranded SteelFusion line of storage appliances, signaling its intention to further centralize its branch office lines and combine as much functionality as possible into a single device.

Fake Android anti-virus app taken down

Virus Shield, by developer Deviant Solutions, was a handsome, apparently easy-to-use security app for Android devices. For $4, the app promised hassle-free, ad-free security for Android users, without impacting battery life or performance. And, mostly, Virus Shield delivered - no ads, no fuss.

Linus Torvalds suspends key Linux developer

An argument between developers of some of the most basic parts of Linux turned heated this week, resulting in a prominent Red Hat employee and code contributor being banned from working on the Linux kernel.

Amazon jumps into set-top media business with voice-enabled Fire TV

Amazon released the Fire TV set-top media streaming device today at an event in New York, stepping squarely onto the turf of the Apple TV, Roku and Google Chromecast with a small, feature-heavy package about the size of an old CD double album.

InteropNet: The show behind the show

For any big convention, getting all the required network connectivity in place and keeping it working is a major undertaking, often requiring the creation of an entirely new physical and logical infrastructure.

In Pictures: The 9 best free Twitter apps for Android

Sigh…I miss TweetDeck. Nevertheless, these apps are still very good indeed.

Tech ad watch: Gary Oldman stares at you for HTC

HTC does one thing well – it designs excellent smartphones. It does not, however, do many of the things associated with designing excellent smartphones, like marketing, very well at all, which goes a long way towards explaining why the company's market share has sunk as low as it has.

IaaS vendor Dyn buys out Nettica for DNS services, talent

New Hampshire-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service company Dyn announced today that it would purchase managed DNS provider Nettica. Terms were not disclosed.

In Pictures: The HTC One M8 smartphone

HTC One M8 is finally here! Everyone try and act surprised!

Google mapping the brain, plotting face recognition, analyst asserts

Google's single, long-standing public objective is to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful", a credo scarcely less well-known than "Don't be evil".

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