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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These IoT networks are 'unapologetically slow'

Low-power WANs are far-reaching, highly efficient and achingly slow

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BlackBerry sticks to business as it unveils IoT plans, AT&T-exclusive Passport phone

The company announced a cloud-based platform for building and managing networks of things.


AllJoyn IoT platform reaches out to the Internet for remote control

A new gateway feature can give users remote access to multiple AllJoyn devices

Microsoft to wind down sales of original Kinect for Windows in 2015

Now that the Kinect for Windows v2 is out, Microsoft will be selling out its stock of the first-generation motion-based controller.

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Why Internet of Things 'standards' got more confusing in 2014

Multiple industry groups formed in 2014, and there will probably be just as many a year from now.

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T-Mobile to pay $90M for unauthorized charges on customers' bills

The carrier will pay back subscribers as part of a settlement with the FCC.

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From M2M to IoT: Old industries have to learn new tricks

IoT offers advantages over older connected machines, but updating may not be easy

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U.S.-Cuba breakthrough is no slam dunk for Internet

As the U.S. frees its service providers to invest, Cuba may not play ball

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BT in talks to buy U.K. mobile carrier EE for US$19.5 billion

The deal would help BT sell bundled fixed and mobile services

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Cisco sees a data analytics fortune at the edge of the network

The company is packaging analytics solutions for networks of connected devices

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Cisco buying Neohapsis for security brainpower

The small Chicago firm will add to Cisco's security services expertise

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Intel's IoT vision sees far more than chips

The company's IoT Platform includes hardware, software and partnerships

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With Comcast's Ethernet @Home, your holiday break could be even more like work

Want to work from home? Great. On your corporate network? So that your employer can monitor you 24/7? Comcast can help.

Supercharged Wi-Fi sparks Ethernet standard showdown

The IEEE is just starting to tackle 2.5G/5G Ethernet, and two groups think they have the answers

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FCC's Pai asks Netflix if it only wants net neutrality for itself

Calls for net neutrality clash with reports of how Netflix wants to treat its own video, the commissioner says.