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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Lawmakers question White House influence on FCC's net neutrality turnaround

The House oversight committee asks whether Obama improperly steered Wheeler toward a tougher stance

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Are carriers trying to steal Wi-Fi's spectrum? Not exactly

LTE will soon tap into unlicensed spectrum, but not without safeguards

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Verizon blames net neutrality plans as it sells off wireline operations

The company is selling phone and Internet businesses in California, Florida and Texas

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EMC's all-in-one compute appliance comes with an app store

Users will be able to download third-party tools to the converged appliance for midsized enterprises

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Expected FCC net neutrality proposal would regulate the Internet like a utility

A proposal coming Thursday would span fixed, mobile, and back-end networks

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AT&T will pay $18.2B as top bidder in mobile spectrum auction

Dish Network will pay about $10 billion, but its plans for the spectrum are unclear.

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AllSeen IoT group acts to head off patent wars

Its new policy says companies that contribute code pledge not to sue over their patents

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Wi-Fi growth set to drive sales of new Ethernet speeds

Enterprises will snap up 2.5-Gigabit and 5-Gigabit Ethernet as they upgrade wireless LANs, Dell'Oro said

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Quantum bringing public cloud into virtual storage fold

Its cloud services will extend the Quantum data management system to Amazon's cloud

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Conference calls a waste of time? In 1915, this one made history

The first transcontinental phone call took place 100 years ago between New York and San Francisco

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AT&T opens doors between UC platforms and gives enterprises the keys

Its UC Federation service makes Lync, Jabber and others work together under tight permission controls

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Google looks to become a mobile carrier

The company has made deals to offer service over the Sprint and T-Mobile networks, according to reports.

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FreedomPop launches $5 unlimited Wi-Fi service, plans Wi-Fi phone

The plan can supplement cellular service from FreedomPop or other mobile operators.

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Cisco building switch ports to feed faster Wi-Fi

With a standard still far off, the company is rolling out switches with 2.5-Gigabit and 5-Gigabit options

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Internet venture funding hits a post-2000 record last year

Both Internet and software startups logged big gains in money raised