Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

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

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Ukraine tensions could hurt international security efforts, Kaspersky says

Anything that hurts trust between countries sets back global Internet efforts, the cybersecurity pioneer said

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Rushed Heartbleed fixes may expose users to new attacks

Be careful patching the bug and restarting, or attackers could slip in, Kaspersky says

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Connected stuff is catching on -- just don't call it IoT

Enterprises are finding real-world uses for Internet-connected devices but aren't interested in the buzzwords

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With a Wi-Fi cloud service, Ruckus aims to help hotspot owners make money

The company will host customers' public hotspot management and give them a dashboard to control access

Amazon Fire TV announcement April 2 2014

Would Amazon dare to make a phone? Of course

Entering the smartphone business now would be a long shot, but that's Amazon's specialty these days.

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Twitter, at least, dodged the horrors of Heartbleed

Users have to be careful protecting their data because the vulnerability existed for years on many sites

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AT&T cites power problem in U-verse outage

Some users say the outage lasted about three hours and affected both TV and Internet service

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Startup's stethoscope phone peripheral gets to the heart of the matter

Doctors can add the device to their stethoscopes and send heartbeat data to their phones

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Data analytics startup SimpleQL suggests questions

SimpleQL learns about databases and applications to help non-specialists decide what to mine them for

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Juniper to lay off more than 500 and close facilities

The company will also stop development on application delivery controller technology it licensed from Riverbed

Canonical shutters Ubuntu One music-streaming and cloud-storage service

In the face of stiff competition, the company will quit to focus on its OS

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Avaya tried to monopolize maintenance, jury says in $60M verdict

A third-party provider sued, saying it was locked out of servicing Avaya equipment

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There's no bubble in business Wi-Fi, Aerohive CEO says

David Flynn sees a growing need for dense Wi-Fi networks with cloud-based management

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Cross-industry IoT group pushes for gear that works together

AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel kicked off the IIC to push for better standards

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New Box feature transforms Office docs and PDFs into Web-embeddable HTML5

The cloud-based storage and collaboration company is looking beyond its roots