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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Bare-metal switches poised to take off in data centers

By 2019, more than one-quarter of all switch ports sold will be on open switches

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Google Cloud and a Chromebook might be your next contact center

Avaya and Google have joined hands to help mid-sized companies give customer service

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Networking's open at last. Now what?

Open-source hardware and software provide new options, but most enterprises won't use them for years

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MacBook makes a case for wireless docking -- but too soon

The single-port laptop could have used some wire-free tools that haven't hit the mainstream yet

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Facebook's Open Compute Project starts to crack networking

Efforts to open up "black box" switches have started to deliver results

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Open-source hardware is gaining critical mass

Open Compute Project acclaims moves by HP and others that should make it easier to adopt

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Suddenly, net neutrality doesn't look so great for 5G

While regulators look for equal treatment, 5G envisions lots of special services. So who's going to win?

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Can a Barcelona romance bring Wi-Fi and cells together?

MWC is host to several new approaches to making the networks work together

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European group wants 5G to be 100x faster than 4G

The 5G PPP also wants the future standard to account for the Internet of Things.

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Salesforce, SAP to get a shot of IoT data

Through deals with IoT pioneer Jasper, they can collect more data about products in the field.

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Net neutrality will put U.S. behind Europe, Cisco's Chambers says

Cisco wants carriers to be able to sell specialized services

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Spain's Telefonica goes virtual with HP

The international carrier will virtualize functions in its network for more flexibility

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In 2016, Nissan promises cars that can drive themselves in traffic jams

No more stop and go, at least if you buy a Nissan. The company's first self-driving cars will come out next year, the CEO of Nissan and Renault said.

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VMware takes on mobile networks with vCloud for NFV

The virtualized network functions in its platform can come from many vendors

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Nokia, DoCoMo test high-frequency mobile with an eye on 5G

Their trials with 70GHz radios show multi-gigabit speeds