Stories by Network World staff

iPad network issues scare off schools

While Israel has grabbed many headlines for its wi-fi-related iPad import ban, several US universities are also approaching the iPad with caution.

EMC chief's pay drops 23% to $9 million

EMC CEO Joe Tucci was awarded a compensation package valued at US$9 million in 2009, according to documents filed last week with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

'Unfriend': Oxford's word of the year

The New Oxford American Dictionary has announced the verb "unfriend" as its word of the year, confirming the social networking term's ubiquity.

FAQ: How Google Voice could change the wireless industry

The Network World story, "FAQ: How Google Voice could change the wireless industry," which ran on the wire on Thursday, incorrectly characterized the way the service works. The story has been corrected on the wire and the updated fourth paragraph follows:

This is your brain on cell phones

Don't feel so smug about how safety conscious you are by using a hands-free cell phone in the car: Carnegie Mellon University researchers say you're still likely going to be distracted.

Faster nanoscale building method claimed

A University of Maryland researcher has come up with a method that he says could one day be used by companies to build nanoscale computer and cellphone components more quickly and less expensively.

ITIL having hard time living up to hype

Many IT organizations working to improve IT service delivery and <a href="">management</a> processes depend on the best practices laid out in <a href="">ITIL</a>, but the framework isn't always seen as the panacea adopters expected.

MIT researchers invent clutter detector

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have come up with a way to measure visual clutter, a breakthrough that could help everyone from fighter pilots to Web site designers.

Cisco's WebEx buy: A big software bet

<a href="">Cisco's</a> acquisition of WebEx is perhaps its most aggressive move yet - and likely not the last - to transform the company from network hardware vendor to applications and software provider.

Data breaches: Blame sloppy companies, not hackers

Electronic records in the United States are streaming out of companies at a rate of 6 million a month this year, up roughly 200,000 a month from last year, according to a University of Washington researcher.

Cybercrime calculator targets hackers, terrorists

The University of New Hampshire has unveiled a tool for gauging the level of threat any would-be attacker poses to the energy, emergency response or other sectors of the U.S. economy and infrastructure that rely heavily on IT and networks.

Study: Thousands lose cell phones, gadgets in taxis

A new survey says about 12,000 electronic devices -- no doubt many of them unsecured -- were left behind in taxi cabs during a six-month period earlier this year in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay and Washington, D.C.-Baltimore areas.