Stories by Stephen Lawson

Apple-IBM products in November? Not quite

IBM appears likely to launch the first products of its mobile partnership with Apple in December, a bit later than Apple CEO Tim Cook had predicted last month.

New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance

With mobile devices rapidly becoming the tools of choice for enterprise work, IBM wants to help IT departments make sure they can serve all users.

Connected-home Babel: There's an app for that, startup says

In the dream home of the Internet of Things, all your appliances would talk to each other. A fragmented IoT industry makes that pretty hard today, but Yonomi says its smartphone app can make it easy.

Intel plans 3D NAND flash next year for 'as much storage as you want'

Intel plans to ship 3D NAND flash chips next year that will allow it to cram more bits into solid-state storage.

Steve Wozniak just wants to build things

For the Woz, it's all about the engineering.

Wozniak still aims to simplify: Now, all of enterprise storage

The latest bid to simplify data storage comes from a team that includes Steve Wozniak, a guy who knows a thing or two about making technology easier.

ZigBee 3.0 promises one standard for many uses

The ZigBee Alliance plans to put all forms of its low-power wireless technology under one standard, ZigBee 3.0, in a move that could make it easier to connect many wireless devices in homes.

Facebook's new Iowa data center goes modular to grow forever

The traffic inside Facebook's data centers is growing so fast that the company is changing the basic architecture of its networks in order to keep up.

Online video moguls team up to set standards, meet growing demand

Some of the most powerful companies in video networks and delivery plan to define an open architecture for streaming video as part of a new alliance that includes Cisco Systems, Comcast, Ustream and Yahoo, but not Netflix or YouTube.

Cisco joins chorus against Obama's net neutrality plan

President Barack Obama's call for ISPs to be regulated like traditional telecommunications carriers continued to send shockwaves through the Internet industry on Wednesday as the head of Cisco Systems warned that the idea could hurt his company's business.

While most eye mobile for the bottom line, the Mormon church has higher goals

Almost everyone's pouring time and money into smartphones these days. Social networking giants mine them for ad revenue, retail stores use them to reach customers, and credit-card companies want to turn them into wallets. And then there's the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Quest for scale brings IoT players Kore and Raco together

Machine-to-machine communications, part of the fast-growing Internet of Things, is starting to look more like the large-scale industry it's expected to become.

AT&T won't do in-flight Wi-Fi after all

AT&T has reversed itself on in-flight Wi-Fi, dropping a plan announced just months ago that would have seen the carrier launch services on airliners next year.

Visualizations may shape smarter city development

There's more to making cities smart than the Internet of Things and the collection of big data.

Ruckus goes after small business with app-managed Xclaim Wi-Fi

As small businesses make their Wi-Fi more enterprise-like, Ruckus Wireless wants to meet them where they live with that hallmark of consumer tech, the mobile app.