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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.

Verizon Guy: "Yes, I can hear you now" on my iPhone

On the same day Verizon began and then halted pre-orders for the iPhone 4, the company launched an ad in which the Verizon Guy holds up an Apple smartphone and delivers his signature line.

ChangeWave: iPads cannibalizing netbooks

Apple's iPad tablet computer is indeed taking a big bite out of planned netbook sales, according to market watcher ChangeWave.

Android piles on its U.S. smartphone market share lead

Popularity of the Google Android mobile operating system is showing no signs of slowing down, with the OS being found in 44 percent of smartphones purchased during the third quarter.

Top reason for Facebook unfriending: Too many useless posts

The No. 1 reason why friends dump friends on Facebook is when they get fed up seeing too many useless posts, according to new research out of the University of Colorado Denver Business School

iPhones, iPads secure enough, but what about Android devices?

Apple has done enough security-wise with its iPhone and iPad to make many CSOs comfortable with the mobile devices connecting to corporate networks, but Google's Android still has a ways to go, Network World's Bob Brown writes.

Google's Nexus One: The most popular unpopular phone

Google's Nexus One phone -- yes, the same one that the company stopped selling to the public last month -- is now so popular among developers that it has sold out.

Rumored Poly9 purchase puts Apple on torrid buyout pace

Apple's reported buyout of mapping software company Poly9 would be at least the fourth acquisition by the company this year.

iPad apps cost more than iPhone apps on average

The average iPad app in the Apple App Store costs $4.67 vs. $3.87 for the average iPhone app, according to new research from apps watcher Distimo.

Android smartphones gaining ground on iPhones

Apple continues to dominate the worldwide and U.S. mobile handset markets with its iPhone and iPod touch devices, but makers of Android phones are gaining ground, AdMob says.

Father of Linux calls Nexus One smartphone 'a winner'

Google's Nexus One got a big time endorsement over the weekend from Linux kernel developer Linus Torvalds, who praised the Android-based smartphone.