Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

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

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Mindspeed acquisition fuels Intel's hopes for bigger network role

The company's wireless access technology will it play across mobile networks, Intel said

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JetBlue will enforce in-flight VoIP ban after all

The airline had said it wouldn't "police" voice calls, but after customers responded, it will.

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San Francisco gives its main street free Wi-Fi, eyes citywide service

The outdoor network was built using donated equipment from Ruckus Wireless.

Report: Sprint looking at buying T-Mobile

The third-largest US mobile carrier might bid for its smaller rival next year, The Wall Street Journal says

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JetBlue won't 'police' in-flight voice calls over Wi-Fi

The airline says its Fly-Fi service will be able to carry VoIP and complaints will be handled case by case.

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Cisco cuts long-term revenue forecast

Customers are cautious and economies are uncertain, the company told analysts

Cell phones on planes may be heading for the U.S., but will anyone use them?

Foreign airlines might easily extend service on flights into the country if the FCC allows it.

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AT&T announces first international LTE roaming deal

The carrier's data roaming plans will include LTE service, but only in Canada for now.

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Mobile chips can't get faster forever, Broadcom warns

Battery life will win out over ongoing performance upgrades, according to Henry Samueli

On snooping disclosures, AT&T and Internet companies are like night and day

The carrier wants to reject a shareholder proposal calling for reports on government data requests.

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The Moore's Law blowout sale is ending, Broadcom's CTO says

Regular cost declines with each new generation of silicon are coming to an end

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Intel aims at enterprise, carrier networks with faster silicon

The Highland Forest platform gets faster compression, encryption and deep-packet inspection.

Fibre Channel hits key landmark on the way to 32Gbps speeds

The specification for the next standard is finished, though products may not ship until 2016

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Huawei still leads in mobile wireless networks

The Chinese vendor holds more than 28 percent of the world's market, trailed by Ericsson

Flash startup Pure Storage fights EMC in trade-secrets battle

A legal war between EMC and flash startup Pure Storage has escalated to charges of patent infringement and illegally obtaining a storage array to mine it for intellectual property.