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.

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IBM lines up all-flash storage to help power cognitive computing

IBM lines up all-flash storage to help power cognitive computing

IBM is expanding its flash storage lineup to power cloud data centers that carry out so-called cognitive computing.

Dell adopts Aerohive WLAN management for its wired switches

Dell adopts Aerohive WLAN management for its wired switches

HiveManager NG software extends WLAN vendor Aerohive’s management platform to oversee Dell’s N Series wired edge switches.

For the remotest IoT gear, cellular and satellite are coming together

For the remotest IoT gear, cellular and satellite are coming together

AT&T and satellite integration company Globecomm joined hands on Monday to let enterprises buy and manage both cellular and satellite connectivity from AT&T.

Next up in IoT: The Internet of shirts and shoes

Next up in IoT: The Internet of shirts and shoes

IoT startup Evrythng is teaming up with packaging company Avery Dennison to give apparel and footwear products unique identities in Evrythng’s software right when they’re manufactured.

Network woes? The cloud is coming to the rescue

Network woes? The cloud is coming to the rescue

Nyansa, based in Silicon Valley, emerged from stealth mode on Monday with Voyance, a cloud-based SaaS (software-as-a-service) offering that analyzes inputs from wired and wireless LANs to gauge users' actual experiences on a network.

The CEOs of Google and Oracle met for 6 hours Friday but failed to settle their lawsuit

The CEOs of Google and Oracle met for 6 hours Friday but failed to settle their lawsuit

The CEOs of Oracle and Google met in court for six hours on Friday but failed to reach a deal to end their massive copyright lawsuit over Google's use of Java in Android.

On many IoT projects, IT shops get left behind

On many IoT projects, IT shops get left behind

IT departments are playing second fiddle to operations people as enterprises tune up for the Internet of Things.

The battle between LTE and Wi-Fi may have left LTE-U out in the cold

The battle between LTE and Wi-Fi may have left LTE-U out in the cold

After more than a year of rancor over whether it would hurt Wi-Fi, a technology that lets LTE networks use unlicensed spectrum may have already missed its window of opportunity.

Google buildings evacuated after threat

Google buildings evacuated after threat

Buildings were evacuated at Google’s campus in Mountain View, California, on Friday afternoon after a threat was made against the company.

Korea's working on a cool combination: 5G and the Winter Olympics

Korea's working on a cool combination: 5G and the Winter Olympics

South Korean carrier KT has said it wants to launch the first 5G network at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. On Thursday, KT announced a successful trial of one potential 5G technology in that mountain resort region.

Sigfox's slow but thrifty IoT network is going Down Under

Sigfox's slow but thrifty IoT network is going Down Under

Low-power IoT network vendor Sigfox announced a deal on Tuesday with a partner that will build a network across Australia and New Zealand using the French company's technology.

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