Stephen Lawson

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for the IDG News Service.

AirMagnet Wi-Fi security tool takes aim at drones

Google may bring Wi-Fi to New York City pay phones

The company went to a meeting on the city's plan for 'communication points' with free Wi-Fi

MIT invention to speed up data centers should cheer developers

Fastpass uses parallel processing to eliminate the need for complicated network queues, researchers say

Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say

Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private

Microsoft may announce its biggest layoffs ever on Thursday

The action will be much bigger than the 5,800 job cuts announced in 2009, The New York Times said

NetApp Private Storage adds an Azure cloud option

Customers' own storage at collocation facilities can now link to Microsoft's cloud as well as AWS

Samsung, Arm and Nest launch Thread Group to tie home IoT devices together

Products based on the networking specification are due next year

OCZ flash accelerator takes a sharper focus on SQL Server

The updated appliance gains more virtualization capability

Microsoft acquires InMage to boost Azure Site Recovery

Microsoft will integrate InMage's technology into the cloud-based backup and recovery service

Standalone wearables coming this year, AT&T executive says

Wearables won't break through until they can work without a phone, partnership chief Glenn Lurie said

EMC looks to the clouds with TwinStrata and new VMax3 array

The TwinStrata acquisition could help put the latest VMax release at the center of hybrid clouds

Judge makes Avaya give access to maintenance commands on some PBXes

Third-party support company Continuant won an injunction affecting systems sold from 1990 to 2008

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