Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

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

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Google may bring Wi-Fi to New York City pay phones

The company went to a meeting on the city's plan for 'communication points' with free Wi-Fi.

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MIT invention to speed up data centers should cheer developers

Fastpass uses parallel processing to eliminate the need for complicated network queues, researchers say

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Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say

Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private

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Microsoft may announce its biggest layoffs ever on Thursday

The action will be much bigger than the 5,800 job cuts announced in 2009, The New York Times said

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NetApp Private Storage adds an Azure cloud option

Customers' own storage at collocation facilities can now link to Microsoft's cloud as well as AWS

Samsung, ARM, and Nest launch Thread, a low-power network for the smart home

Products based on the networking specification are due next year

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OCZ flash accelerator takes a sharper focus on SQL Server

The updated appliance gains more virtualization capability

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Microsoft acquires InMage to boost Azure Site Recovery

Microsoft will integrate InMage's technology into the cloud-based backup and recovery service

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AT&T executive: Standalone wearables coming this year

Glenn Lurie, partnership chief for the telecom giant, doesn't think wearables can break through until they can work without a phone.s

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EMC looks to the clouds with TwinStrata and new VMax3 array

The TwinStrata acquisition could help put the latest VMax release at the center of hybrid clouds

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Judge makes Avaya give access to maintenance commands on some PBXes

Third-party support company Continuant won an injunction affecting systems sold from 1990 to 2008

Free Wi-Fi networks in SF, San Jose enable seamless switching with Hotspot 2.0

Users can now connect securely to one and automatically get on the other

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German government to drop Verizon because of U.S. spying

It will shift to Deutsche Telekom after revelations about NSA eavesdropping

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Dell Storage branches out with midsize arrays, software-defined appliances

The company unveiled upcoming enterprise products at the Dell User Forum

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Hadoop analysis now tackling IoT to improve transit

A new consultancy crunches data from different sources for insights into agencies' operations