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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The CEOs of Google and Oracle met for 6 hours Friday but failed to settle their lawsuit

The CEOs of Oracle and Google met in court for six hours on Friday but failed to reach a deal to end their massive copyright lawsuit over Google's use of Java in Android.

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Mitel will buy Polycom for $2 billion in a tough enterprise communications market

Mitel's planned acquisition of phone and videoconferencing veteran Polycom for nearly $2 billion comes as the enterprise communications industry faces dramatic changes brought by mobility and cloud-based services.

Facebook's quest for Internet is coming back to Earth with two wireless projects

Facebook’s quest to improve Internet access has come down to Earth with experimental wireless gear for cities and rural areas. At the company’s F8 conference on Wednesday, Facebook networking chief Jay Parikh introduced a super-high-frequency wireless backbone called Terragraph and a 96-antenna cellular base station named Aries.

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On many IoT projects, IT shops get left behind

IT departments are playing second fiddle to operations people as enterprises tune up for the Internet of Things.

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The battle between LTE and Wi-Fi may have left LTE-U out in the cold

After more than a year of rancor over whether it would hurt Wi-Fi, a technology that lets LTE networks use unlicensed spectrum may have already missed its window of opportunity.

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Google buildings evacuated after threat

Buildings were evacuated at Google’s campus in Mountain View, California, on Friday afternoon after a threat was made against the company.

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Korea's working on a cool combination: 5G and the Winter Olympics

South Korean carrier KT has said it wants to launch the first 5G network at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. On Thursday, KT announced a successful trial of one potential 5G technology in that mountain resort region.

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Sigfox's slow but thrifty IoT network is going Down Under

Low-power IoT network vendor Sigfox announced a deal on Tuesday with a partner that will build a network across Australia and New Zealand using the French company's technology.

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This startup uses math to show whether your network is safe

How do you know your network is safe from attacks and failures? Veriflow, a startup with backing from the U.S. Defense Department, says it can make sure.

Why Nest’s Revolv hubs won’t be the last IoT devices knocked offline

Nest will shut down hubs made by Revolv on May 15, rendering the once useful smart-home hubs useless.

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Intel's new SSDs are advance scouts for cutting-edge NVMe storage tech

With its latest SSDs, Intel is paving the way for fast, standard NVMe connections in storage systems for both more and less adventurous users.

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EMC has locked down ScaleIO with its biggest update yet

EMC has added features to ScaleIO to meet the needs of plus-size customers like banks and telecommunications carriers that are adopting the software-defined storage system.

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FCC magic will turn TV channels into mobile signals

A U.S. FCC auction that began late Tuesday should end with some TV channels reassigned to cellular, helping mobile networks cover more ground and cut through walls better than they do now.

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Enterprise IoT rollouts still need outside assistance -- but new software can help

Bsquared is a small player in IoT engineering services, but it's branching out into building IoT infrastructure software. The company says its DataV software stack can make enterprise IoT deployment easier.