Jon Gold

Senior Writer

Jon Gold covers IoT and wireless networking for Network World. He can be reached at jon_gold@idg.com.

Ransomware attack knocks Rackspace’s Exchange servers offline

Amazon shuts Wickr Me encrypted messaging service; enterprise service remains

Amazon shuts Wickr Me encrypted messaging service; enterprise service remains

AWS' free Wickr Me end-to-end encrypted messaging service will close down at the end of 2023, as the company focuses its secure communications on enterprise and government contracts.

Global monthly semiconductor sales drop as chip market takes another hit

Global monthly semiconductor sales drop as chip market takes another hit

Chip sales are in decline as the market faces major economic headwinds, most notably in mainland China.

IT spending to grow, as companies use tech to battle expected recession

IT spending to grow, as companies use tech to battle expected recession

Gartner says software and services will drive growth, while data center spending will also increase, though more modestly.

Apple hits the brakes on plans to use Chinese memory chips

Apple hits the brakes on plans to use Chinese memory chips

The move appears to be a response to tighter US export restrictions, according to a new report.

MIT-based startup's cooling tech can cut data center energy costs, footprint

MIT-based startup's cooling tech can cut data center energy costs, footprint

Jetcool says that its use of microconvection enables on-board liquid cooling and makes its devices more effective by a factor of 10, compared to traditional heat sinks or cold plates.

Adobe's $20B Figma acquisition highlights web-based collaboration trends

Adobe's $20B Figma acquisition highlights web-based collaboration trends

The cash and stock deal will see Figma become part of the broader Adobe ecosystem, adding collaborative software development to the design company’s list of capabilities.

US Commerce Dept. unveils strategy for distributing CHIPS Act funds

US Commerce Dept. unveils strategy for distributing CHIPS Act funds

The department’s three-pronged approach will target large investments in existing manufacturers, R&D, and new facilities.

CHIPS and Science Act becomes law, as US chipmaking investments rise

CHIPS and Science Act becomes law, as US chipmaking investments rise

Subsidies and investment for US silicon manufacturing will mean jobs and a lessened dependence on East Asia for badly needed semiconductors, according to the Biden administration.

Swiss cities top ranking of best places to build tech careers

Swiss cities top ranking of best places to build tech careers

The two best cities in the world for technology career development are Bern and Zurich, while the top US city is Atlanta, according to a new report based on a variety of metrics.

US Senate approves $52 billion for chipmakers—but not designers

US Senate approves $52 billion for chipmakers—but not designers

The CHIPS Act will provide funding and tax relief, among other incentives, to companies looking to manufacture semiconductors in the US.

Salesforce announces NFT Cloud platform amid crypto concerns

Salesforce announces NFT Cloud platform amid crypto concerns

The company’s closed pilot program is aimed at letting companies increase customer engagement and manage NFTs from within Salesforce’s wide-ranging CRM platform.

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