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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Qualcomm may adapt LTE into a network anyone can deploy

The company is exploring a way to use LTE in unlicensed spectrum alone

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CTIA sues over another cellphone radiation law

The mobile industry group says Berkeley's new city law violates retailers' freedom of speech.

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For its next feat, Google will try to make you eat your vegetables

The company is developing more plant-based menus at its campuses worldwide

Shopping for Wave 2 Wi-Fi? Don't rush into it

Faster Wi-Fi and multigigabit Ethernet are emerging side by side.

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Pure says users can upgrade the same all-flash array for a decade

The company says it can eliminate rip-and-replace upgrades

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Apple acquires Metaio with a view to augmented reality

The German company has supplied the visual interface technology to retailers and others

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Chip maker Avago may be close to buying Broadcom

The companies reportedly are in advanced talks

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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