Stephen LawsonSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage, and networking technologies for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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ICANN chief to leave office early, may miss key transition

Fadi Chehadé, now shepherding the organization away from the U.S. government, will step down next March

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Want smart-home devices to get along? Get the industry to do it first

IoT may simplify home automation, but not without a lot of hard work behind the scenes.

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Qualcomm makes its pitch as the go-to player for IoT

Like Samsung and Intel, it wants to power the expected flood of future devices.

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A feisty John Chambers bows out on his final Cisco earnings call

Chambers says he'll be an advisor and a coach when new CEO Chuck Robbins takes over

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Samsung's Artik is the latest tool for the IoT gold rush

The company's new modules are designed to power upcoming devices built by others

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IBM cloud will reach back into tape for low-cost storage

Project Big Storage combines data on flash, disks and tape under a single namespace

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Facebook's software smarts put cold storage on a power diet

The company's new backup storage centers get by with less energy

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FCC asks how LTE can share the airwaves with Wi-Fi

The agency is seeking comment on emerging LTE-Unlicensed technology

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EMC hopes to extend ViPR Controller's reach with open-source release

Third parties will be able to contribute code and build their own products with it

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VCE's VxRack systems want to be Vblocks for the next generation

The hyperconverged systems for cloud, social and mobile will scale out to thousands of racks

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EMC's XtremIO gets bigger, packs in more flash

XtremIO 4.0 software will deliver higher scale as new hardware blocks hold more data

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Oracle says it could win if a rival buys Salesforce

An acquisition of Oracle would create a disruption, but Oracle can win through focus, company executives said

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Salesforce said to be fielding buyout offers

An unnamed potential buyer has approached the company, according to Bloomberg

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HDS big-data tools should help IT, mobile health workers

Hitachi Data Systems is applying analytics where data has been siloed

US trade judge rules against Microsoft in phone patents case

The full U.S. International Trade Commission is now set to review the decision