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.

Amazon Fire TV announcement April 2 2014

Would Amazon dare to make a phone? Of course

Entering the smartphone business now would be a long shot, but that's Amazon's specialty these days.

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Twitter, at least, dodged the horrors of Heartbleed

Users have to be careful protecting their data because the vulnerability existed for years on many sites

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AT&T cites power problem in U-verse outage

Some users say the outage lasted about three hours and affected both TV and Internet service

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Startup's stethoscope phone peripheral gets to the heart of the matter

Doctors can add the device to their stethoscopes and send heartbeat data to their phones

PCWorld News

Data analytics startup SimpleQL suggests questions

SimpleQL learns about databases and applications to help non-specialists decide what to mine them for

PCWorld News

Juniper to lay off more than 500 and close facilities

The company will also stop development on application delivery controller technology it licensed from Riverbed

Canonical shutters Ubuntu One music-streaming and cloud-storage service

In the face of stiff competition, the company will quit to focus on its OS

PCWorld News

Avaya tried to monopolize maintenance, jury says in $60M verdict

A third-party provider sued, saying it was locked out of servicing Avaya equipment

PCWorld News

There's no bubble in business Wi-Fi, Aerohive CEO says

David Flynn sees a growing need for dense Wi-Fi networks with cloud-based management

PCWorld News

Cross-industry IoT group pushes for gear that works together

AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel kicked off the IIC to push for better standards

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New Box feature transforms Office docs and PDFs into Web-embeddable HTML5

The cloud-based storage and collaboration company is looking beyond its roots

PCWorld News

Spherix sues Cisco for 'immense' patent infringement

The company bought Nortel patents and says Cisco is using the technology

PCWorld News

Open Compute Project chief Frankovsky quits Facebook

The promoter of open-source data center designs will keep leading OCP and work for a storage startup

PCWorld News

Cisco's Intercloud could supercharge its IoT plans

The company's IOx edge-computing platform could mesh with its cloud plan to improve IoT performance

Symantec fires CEO, appoints interim replacement

Bennett took over the security and backup company less than two years ago.