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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IBM, Fujifilm cram 220TB of data onto tape-based storage that fits in your hand

Researchers fit 220TB on a future version of a standard-size cartridge

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How Romania's patchwork Internet helped spawn an IP address industry

The Eastern European country is helping satisfy demand for scarce IPv4 addresses

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The Pentagon's groundbreaking IPv6 project hasn't broken much ground

The U.S. Department of Defense pledged to deploy IPv6 but hasn't made much progress, its Inspector General says

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US gains in mobile patents as IBM passes Samsung

More than one quarter of patents issued in the U.S. last year were for mobile inventions

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Thread and ZigBee tech will start playing nice to simplify smart home control

The companies will make ZigBee's application layer work with Thread low-power mesh networks

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Cisco to buy SDN startup Embrane

Cisco is already an investor in the virtualized network appliance company

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Apigee aims to unify IoT with APIs

Apigee Link is cloud and device software to bridge devices and the Internet

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Tanium's fast-acting endpoint management tool grows up

A new version of the endpoint management tool will be able to handle enterprises with millions of clients

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FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum

Carriers and consumers would get access to a fat frequency band used mostly by government today

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Apple asks court to throw out lawsuit over storage on iPhones, iPads

The suit claims Apple misled consumers about how much space iOS 8 takes up.

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IoT could help give your local area its own power grid

An industry group's testbed will demonstrate coordination between microgrids and centralized systems

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Hutchison to buy U.K. carrier O2 for up to US$15 billion

The deal would make Hutchison the biggest mobile player in Britain

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Startup Rubrik goes all-in-one with backup appliance

The system includes software and hardware in boxes that can be strung together one at a time

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Panasonic to make some IoT technologies royalty-free

The company wants to help foster new development in IoT

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EMC pools enterprise smarts to create data 'lakes'

Technology from VMware, Pivotal and EMC storage will go into big-data analytics systems