Stephen Lawson

Senior U.S. Correspondent

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage, and networking technologies for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.


FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum

Carriers and consumers would get access to a fat frequency band used mostly by government today

Apple asks court to throw out lawsuit over storage on iPhones, iPads

The suit claims Apple misled consumers about how much space iOS 8 takes up

IoT could help give your local area its own power grid

An industry group's testbed will demonstrate coordination between microgrids and centralized systems

Hutchison to buy U.K. carrier O2 for up to US$15 billion

The deal would make Hutchison the biggest mobile player in Britain

Startup Rubrik goes all-in-one with backup appliance

The system includes software and hardware in boxes that can be strung together one at a time

EMC pools enterprise smarts to create data 'lakes'

Technology from VMware, Pivotal and EMC storage will go into big-data analytics systems

Bare-metal switches poised to take off in data centers

By 2019, more than one-quarter of all switch ports sold will be on open switches

Google Cloud and a Chromebook might be your next contact center

Avaya and Google have joined hands to help mid-sized companies give customer service

Networking's open at last. Now what?

Open-source hardware and software provide new options, but most enterprises won't use them for years

MacBook makes a case for wireless docking -- but too soon

The single-port laptop could have used some wire-free tools that haven't hit the mainstream yet

Facebook's Open Compute Project starts to crack networking

Efforts to open up "black box" switches have started to deliver results

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