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.

Conference calls a waste of time? In 1915, this one made history

AT&T opens doors between UC platforms and gives enterprises the keys

Its UC Federation service makes Lync, Jabber and others work together under tight permission controls

Google looks to become a mobile carrier

The company has made deals to offer service over the Sprint and T-Mobile networks, according to reports

Cisco building switch ports to feed faster Wi-Fi

With a standard still far off, the company is rolling out switches with 2.5-Gigabit and 5-Gigabit options

Internet venture funding hits a post-2000 record last year

Internet venture funding hits a post-2000 record last year

Both Internet and software startups logged big gains in money raised

Intel-backed OIC advances in fast-moving IoT standards race

Open-source software for implementing its standard is out as a preview and products are expected to ship this year

Samsung buying BlackBerry might be a good idea

Though BlackBerry and Samsung denied talks on a buyout, the companies' strengths are turning complementary

Samsung, BlackBerry flatly deny talking about a buyout

Samsung, BlackBerry flatly deny talking about a buyout

Samsung reportedly offered as much as $.7.5 billion for the company

Citrix buys Sanbolic to virtualize storage for VDI, app delivery

Sanbolic's software is designed to make data everywhere available when applications need it

These IoT networks are 'unapologetically slow'

Low-power WANs are far-reaching, highly efficient and achingly slow

BlackBerry's IoT plans start close to home: cars, asset tracking

The company announced a cloud-based platform for building and managing networks of things

AllJoyn IoT platform reaches out to the Internet for remote control

A new gateway feature can give users remote access to multiple AllJoyn devices

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