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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Internet venture funding hits a post-2000 record last year

Both Internet and software startups logged big gains in money raised

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Samsung, BlackBerry flatly deny talking about a buyout

Samsung reportedly offered as much as $7.5 billion for the company. Both companies denied it, though.

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Samsung buying BlackBerry might be a good idea

Though BlackBerry and Samsung denied talks on a buyout, the companies' strengths are turning complementary

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Intel-backed OIC advances in fast-moving IoT standards race

Open-source software for implementing its standard is out as a preview and products are expected to ship this year

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Verizon service could turn millions more vehicles into connected cars

Verizon Vehicle can be added to virtually any car made since 1996

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Citrix buys Sanbolic to virtualize storage for VDI, app delivery

Sanbolic's software is designed to make data everywhere available when applications need it

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These IoT networks are 'unapologetically slow'

Low-power WANs are far-reaching, highly efficient and achingly slow

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BlackBerry sticks to business as it unveils IoT plans, AT&T-exclusive Passport phone

The company announced a cloud-based platform for building and managing networks of things.

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AllJoyn IoT platform reaches out to the Internet for remote control

A new gateway feature can give users remote access to multiple AllJoyn devices

Microsoft to wind down sales of original Kinect for Windows in 2015

Now that the Kinect for Windows v2 is out, Microsoft will be selling out its stock of the first-generation motion-based controller.

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Why Internet of Things 'standards' got more confusing in 2014

Multiple industry groups formed in 2014, and there will probably be just as many a year from now.

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T-Mobile to pay $90M for unauthorized charges on customers' bills

The carrier will pay back subscribers as part of a settlement with the FCC.

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From M2M to IoT: Old industries have to learn new tricks

IoT offers advantages over older connected machines, but updating may not be easy

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U.S.-Cuba breakthrough is no slam dunk for Internet

As the U.S. frees its service providers to invest, Cuba may not play ball

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BT in talks to buy U.K. mobile carrier EE for US$19.5 billion

The deal would help BT sell bundled fixed and mobile services