Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

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

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Sprint near deal to buy T-Mobile USA for $50 billion, reports say

Sprint would have to pay more than $1 billion if its plan was rejected, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Intel revs up enterprise flash drives with PCIe

A line of SSDs will use the high-speed interface and the emerging NVMe specification for high performance, Intel says

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PC sales this year look just slightly better, IDC says

The research company has eased its forecast from a 6.1 percent drop to just 6 percent.

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Coming in iOS 8: Apple knows you so well it can finish your sentences

Predictive typing, bundles of apps and voice in Messages are among the new capabilities

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Apple's HealthKit unites data from various fitness apps and even talks to doctors

Coming with the iOS8 upgrade in the fall, HealthKit will let selected health and fitness apps share data to create an integrated profile of your physical condition.

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Cloud provider FireHost's security chief brings lessons from the front lines

Chief Security Officer Jeff Schilling ran security at the US Army and Department of Defense

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Seagate to buy LSI's flash storage business from Avago for $450M

The deal is expected to broaden Seagate's offerings in the flash storage business

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NTT's global cloud services show what software-based networks can do

The carrier's NTT Communications unit is offering network services from its cloud using SDN and NFV

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MIT tackled Earth's atmosphere to give the moon broadband

Researchers will give more details next month on an experimental laser link

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T-Mobile rolls out voice over LTE, HD voice in Seattle

Carrying voice calls over LTE means faster call setup, the carrier said. And it beats AT&T's own announcement, too.

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Cisco's IoT ship sails ahead as former captain joins startup

Guido Jouret will head a Silicon Valley lab for Shanghai-based Envision Energy

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BlackBerry to take on IoT headaches with Project Ion

Working from its QNX platform, the company will offer a cloud-based platform for back-end development

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Cisco welcomes Dimension Data to global cloud initiative

The company compared its Intercloud to international roaming for hybrid clouds

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Cisco will lead SDN and win IT, Chambers says

The company's sweeping architectures will beat generic hardware, Chambers said

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Bandwidth-sipping IoT steers clear of net neutrality debate -- for now

For now, the Internet of Things doesn't use enough network capacity to stir up arguments