Grant Gross

Senior Editor

Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for the IDG News Service, and is based in Washington, D.C.


Oracle to buy cloud software provider NetSuite for $9.3 billion

Oracle to buy cloud software provider NetSuite for $9.3 billion

Oracle has entered into an agreement to buy NetSuite, which provides cloud-based accounting, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and other business software packages, for $9.3 billion.

Trump to Russian hackers: Help find Hillary Clinton's emails

Trump to Russian hackers: Help find Hillary Clinton's emails

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has called on Russia to find his rival Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Verizon's Yahoo deal creates a tracking powerhouse

Verizon's Yahoo deal creates a tracking powerhouse

Verizon's planned $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo will create an international consumer tracking powerhouse that raises serious privacy concerns, some privacy advocates said.

9 big moments in Yahoo's troubled history

9 big moments in Yahoo's troubled history

Here are nine big events in the up-and-down history of Yahoo.

A hackable election? 5 things to know about e-voting

A hackable election? 5 things to know about e-voting

As the U.S. heads toward a contentious national election in November, 15 states are are still clinging to outdated electronic voting machines that don't support paper printouts used to audit their internal vote counts.

Tech groups want Trump to actually notice their industry

Tech groups want Trump to actually notice their industry

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has antagonized much of the tech industry by opposing free trade and immigration but has otherwise nearly ignored the vital segment of the nation's economy, critics say.

U.S. pumps $400 million into next-generation wireless research

U.S. pumps $400 million into next-generation wireless research

The U.S. National Science Foundation will spend more than $400 million over the next seven years to fund next-generation wireless research in an effort to bring super-fast mobile service to the country.

FCC hails 'monumental' vote opening new spectrum for 5G and IoT

FCC hails 'monumental' vote opening new spectrum for 5G and IoT

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to open nearly 11 gigahertz of high-band spectrum to new wireless uses, paving the way for 5G mobile service and for an explosive growth of the Internet of Things.

Chinese hackers blamed for multiple breaches at U.S. banking agency

Chinese hackers blamed for multiple breaches at U.S. banking agency

Chinese government hackers were the likely attackers in three breaches in recent years at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. agency that insures bank accounts, according to a congressional audit.

Pokémon Go makes people do crazy things

Pokémon Go makes people do crazy things

Pokémon Go, the new augmented reality smartphone game, has players showing up in some strange places looking for virtual cartoon creatures. Now the U.S. National Safety Council is warning people not to play while driving.

Victims of terrorist attacks in Israel sue Facebook for $1 billion

Victims of terrorist attacks in Israel sue Facebook for $1 billion

The families of victims of five recent attacks in Israel are suing Facebook for more than $1 billion, saying the social media site helps terrorists plan their violence.

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