Martyn Williams

Senior U.S. Correspondent

Martyn Williams covers mobile telecoms, security, Silicon Valley, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.


Friday is your last chance to comment on the FAA's drone regulations

Commercial drones could take widespread flight as early as 2016

Credit card terminals have used same password since 1990s, claim researchers

Many users never changed the password thinking it was unique to them

Comcast abandons $45B Time Warner merger plan

Comcast has abandoned plans to merge with Time Warner Cable. Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said in a statement:  "Today, we move on. Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, but we...

Google, Apple, Amazon spend record amounts on lobbying

Latest filings show increasing spending by some tech heavyweights in Washington, D.C.

US plans Silicon Valley cybersecurity center

New center would promote greater collaboration between the government and private sector

Google's Project Loon close to launching thousands of balloons

Google says it's Project Loon is close to being able to produce and launch thousands of balloons to provide Internet access from the sky.

Uber lawsuit over alleged India rape heading to mediation

Both sides have agreed to try to settle the claim without a trial

Uber seeks to dismiss India rape lawsuit

Uber says its US unit had nothing to do with alleged assault and it's outside the reach of US courts

Samsung expects big drop in first-quarter profits

The company is battling fierce competition at both ends of the smartphone business

Apple Pay rival CurrentC coming in mid-2015

The payments platform operated by major US retailers is testing Bluetooth and barcode technologies

Thousands comment on proposed drone regulations

The FAA is accepting public comments until late April

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