Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

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

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Who wins if Iliad buys T-Mobile?

The French carrier's surprise bid for the US underdog could cheer consumers and regulators alike.

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French carrier Iliad offers to buy T-Mobile U.S.

Iliad's offer could complicate a reported bid in the works by Sprint

Terse FCC letter suggests Verizon's plan to throttle unlimited data is a cash grab

Tom Wheeler's sharply worded letter questions why Verizon is singling out customers with unlimited plans

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Countries don't own their Internet domains, ICANN says

It's fighting an effort to seize Iran's, Syria's and North Korea's domains in a civil settlement, saying they aren't property.

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As IoT changes how carriers make money, Ericsson is buying new smarts

Its MetraTech acquisition should help Ericsson support carriers' new billing models

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Testbed will help clouds and networks shake hands

The CloudEthernet Forum will use live traffic to develop and refine standards for end-to-end services

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LTE network for US public safety taking it one step at a time

The FirstNet system will help agencies work together, but it isn't going up tomorrow

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IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

A vibration-harvesting power supply and a chip architecture for low-power communications are the latest entries

More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

Most new postpaid smartphone users are choosing monthly payments over subsidized prices

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Mobile gadgets outnumber people in these 7 countries

Wireless has passed 100 percent penetration in the US and six other countries.

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AirMagnet's Wi-Fi security tool takes aim at rogue drones

It can identify a Parrot AR Drone nearby to help narrow down the search for the rogue APs

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Google may bring Wi-Fi to New York City pay phones

The company went to a meeting on the city's plan for 'communication points' with free Wi-Fi.

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MIT invention to speed up data centers should cheer developers

Fastpass uses parallel processing to eliminate the need for complicated network queues, researchers say

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Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say

Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private

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Microsoft may announce its biggest layoffs ever on Thursday

The action will be much bigger than the 5,800 job cuts announced in 2009, The New York Times said