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.


Industry can head off IoT privacy rules, former US official says

Connected devices raise new concerns about personal data

Ford wants to keep drivers alert on the long road to autonomous cars

Automation will gradually ease driving, but drivers will have to stay alert

Telephony vendor Mitel goes public with $540M bid for ShoreTel

The Canadian vendor said enterprise telephony is consolidating and it wants to be a consolidator

Are higher frequencies mobile's next frontier? The FCC wants to know

The agency is seeking comments on using spectrum above 24GHz for extra mobile capacity

Is your Ethernet fast enough? Four new speeds are in the works

Is your Ethernet fast enough? Four new speeds are in the works

Cloud providers, carriers and fast Wi-Fi users are all looking for fatter pipes

Startup builds on Wi-Fi chips for cheaper 'last mile' to home broadband

Mimosa Networks wants to help service providers reach customers without laying fiber or copper

Dell, HP keep moving to help carriers virtualize their networks

Both companies stand to gain if network functions virtualization upends traditional carrier systems

Jitters over US surveillance could break the Internet, tech leaders warn

Loss of trust in Internet companies could lead to protectionism and a splintered Internet, they say

Sprint's long, rocky WiMax journey will end next Nov. 6

The system, once on the cutting edge, gave way to LTE

AllSeen Alliance's IoT crusade takes aim at smart lighting

The IoT interoperability group has formed a special lighting working group

Data leak lets out account information from bond insurer MBIA

The data includes account numbers, balances and more, according to a security blog

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