Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

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

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SSD controllers may run your applications someday

Applications should work more closely with storage, even turning over some CPU work, Samsung says

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Marcelo Claure, Softbank's choice to lead Sprint, fits the mold by breaking it

Like Softbank's founder, Claure is used to shaking things up

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Samsung's figured out how to stuff even more data on its bleeding-edge V-NAND SSDs

The new technology should help to drive down the cost per bit of NAND

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Cisco: Blackhole arrest cuts exploit-kit traffic, but don't let your guard down

Many packages are vying to take the popular kit's place, and security threats still abound, report says

Toshiba 64-gigabit NAND flash with 19 nanometer process

Storage maker builds fast SSD to prepare for life after NAND flash

The company used phase change memory and developed its own low-latency interface software.

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Who wins if Iliad buys T-Mobile?

The French carrier's surprise bid for the US underdog could cheer consumers and regulators alike.

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French carrier Iliad offers to buy T-Mobile U.S.

Iliad's offer could complicate a reported bid in the works by Sprint

Terse FCC letter suggests Verizon's plan to throttle unlimited data is a cash grab

Tom Wheeler's sharply worded letter questions why Verizon is singling out customers with unlimited plans

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Countries don't own their Internet domains, ICANN says

It's fighting an effort to seize Iran's, Syria's and North Korea's domains in a civil settlement, saying they aren't property.

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As IoT changes how carriers make money, Ericsson is buying new smarts

Its MetraTech acquisition should help Ericsson support carriers' new billing models

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Testbed will help clouds and networks shake hands

The CloudEthernet Forum will use live traffic to develop and refine standards for end-to-end services

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LTE network for US public safety taking it one step at a time

The FirstNet system will help agencies work together, but it isn't going up tomorrow

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IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

A vibration-harvesting power supply and a chip architecture for low-power communications are the latest entries

More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

Most new postpaid smartphone users are choosing monthly payments over subsidized prices

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Mobile gadgets outnumber people in these 7 countries

Wireless has passed 100 percent penetration in the US and six other countries.