Robert J. Mullins

Robert Mullins is a freelance writer for eWEEK who has covered the technology industry in Silicon Valley for more than a decade. He has written for several tech publications including Network Computing, Information Week, Network World and various TechTarget titles. Mullins also served as a correspondent in the San Francisco Bureau of IDG News Service and, before that, covered technology news for the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. Back in his home state of Wisconsin, Robert worked as the news director for NPR stations in Milwaukee and LaCrosse in the 1980s.

Microsoft, Google, Apple Strive to Define Market for Wearable Computers

They're each taking slightly different approaches to the technology, but Microsoft, Google and Apple are among the latest technology companies developing what are called "wearable computers" that display digital...

Microsoft Raises Some Enterprise App License Prices by 15 Percent

Microsoft says it is raising the price of Client Access Licenses (CALs) for certain server-based products such as Lync, SharePoint, Exchange and others because workers are accessing those programs...

Surface Tablet With Windows 8 Pro to Hit Market Priced at $899

Microsoft disclosed that the Surface Tablet running Windows 8 Pro will hit the market in January with a list price of $899 for 64GB of internal memory and a...

Microsoft Sells 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses in a Month: Ballmer

In a move likely aimed at quieting skeptics who say the market response to Windows 8 has been weak compared to Windows 7, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said on...

Foxconn to Make Smartphones for Microsoft, Amazon: DigiTimes Report

Taiwanese tech news site DigiTimes reports that contract manufacturer Foxconn has received orders to manufacture a limited number of smartphones for Microsoft and Amazon that would go on sale...

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I spoke with Bipul Sinha, Co-Founder and CEO of Rubrik, about Zero Trust’s role in blocking ransomware attacks, and also discussed security in a...

Siggraph and the Creation Of The Metaverse

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How is Big Data Evolving?

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