Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

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

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Zynga to buy 'Clumsy Ninja' developer for $527 million, cut 314 jobs

The company says it's shooting for more hit games and greater efficiency.

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SDN thinking lags behind technology, VMware's Casado says

Most enterprises need help moving beyond traditional networks, the SDN pioneer said

With Motorola sale to Lenovo, Google is unloading a headache

Buying a handset maker caused tension with partners and never delivered profits, analysts say

Cisco unveils 'fog computing' to bridge clouds and the Internet of Things

It will add Linux to small edge routers to help crunch data coming from devices in the field

AT&T adds mobile and U-verse subscribers to post Q4 revenue, profit gains

The carrier had a net gain of more than 800,000 wireless subscribers.

PCWorld News

Verizon shareholders approve takeover of mobile unit

The buyout of Vodafone's 45 percent stake is expected to close around Feb. 21

Old-school Wi-Fi is slowing down networks, Cisco says

Cisco engineers are proposing standards changes to pare down unnecessary traffic

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To get video into more conference rooms, Logitech goes medium

The ConferenceCam CC3000e is a plug-in peripheral for meetings of 6-10 people using existing applications

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Qualcomm buys Palm, iPaq patents from HP

The granted and pending patents cover fundamental mobile OS technology, Qualcomm said.

Apple to fix iOS 7 crash bug

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The flaw sometimes causes iPhones to shut down suddenly

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The smartest cars may need 5G networks, Ericsson says

The future mobile standard is likely to bring features that open up new possibilities, says Ericsson's chief technology officer.

PCWorld News

IBM updates all-flash storage array to complement X6 servers

The FlashSystem 840, building on last year's 820, will fit a petabyte of storage in a rack with low latency

Dear Mr. Wheeler: Americans pour their hearts out over in-flight cellphones

As the FCC's official comment period begins, hundreds of people already weighed in.

PCWorld News

FCC chief Wheeler pushes open Internet in Silicon Valley speech

Keeping networks open for innovators is a major policy imperative, he said

PCWorld News

Riverbed may go private in a $3 billion deal

An investment company wants to acquire the WAN optimization vendor