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.

FireChat's developer wants to give Internet of Things a mesh-network boost

The Open Garden Network could link many devices and apps for broader Internet access.

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Good vibrations will power IoT for a California offshore mussel ranch

Verizon's LTE network and Terremark cloud will help the shellfish operation monitor its impact and operations

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AT&T and Box to pave secure path to cloud content via VPN

AT&T's NetBond is coming to Box next year

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Sony joins AllSeen Alliance to push for common ground in IoT

Microsoft, LG and Haier already belong to the group promoting interoperability through open-source code

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Hillary Clinton: 'Our technology companies are not part of our government'

US companies are being unfairly tarred for perceived cooperation with the government, the former Secretary of State said.

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Broadcom wants to let 1,000 IoT devices bloom with $19.99 development kit

The WICED Sense Tag could help more Bluetooth Smart devices come to market

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EMC gives VMware admins the reins to replication and recovery

RecoveryPoint for VMs is all software and will work with any type of storage, EMC says

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Verizon's Voice over LTE rollout means video calls, HD voice, and Alaska

Carriers are slowly moving toward LTE for voice calls, but 3G isn't going away soon.

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HP loses its leader on NFV, a key carrier network trend

Bethany Mayer, former head of HP's networking unit, is leaving to become CEO of Ixia

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How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses?

As IPv4 runs out of space, attempts to get around the problem could make things even more complicated

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Vehicle-to-vehicle networks could save over 1,000 lives a year, US says

The federal highway-safety agency wants wireless systems to warn drivers before they crash.

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Compliance, BYOD help drive small-business storage

Both consumers and SMBs bought more external storage in Q2, IDC said

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Cisco slashing up to 6,000 jobs

The reorganization will shift more resources into cloud, software and security

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Cisco Q4 revenue, profit flat in 'tough environment'

The company beat analysts' forecasts for revenue

The Internet of Things is here and there -- but not everywhere yet

The Internet of Things is becoming real, but complexity may be holding it back.