Stories by Stephen Lawson

LightSquared's Falcone charged with securities fraud

The hedge fund that owns most of troubled mobile startup LightSquared has been rocked by securities fraud charges filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm resigns

Philipp Humm has resigned as CEO of T-Mobile US, the fourth-largest U.S. mobile operator, and will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Jim Alling on an interim basis.

HP, Oracle clash over software partnerships in closing trial arguments

Lawyers for Hewlett-Packard and Oracle argued opposite views of independent software vendors' obligations to hardware makers on Tuesday in the closing arguments of a lawsuit over Oracle's decision to stop porting its products to HP's Itanium platform.

FCC rules might tighten up use of cell-signal boosters

Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA unveiled a high-profile spectrum deal on Monday, but the odd couple also joined together earlier this month on a lesser known proposal for FCC rules on cellular signal boosters.

Verizon gives Motorola LTE Razrs their GSM wings

Verizon Wireless is activating GSM roaming capability for the first time on LTE handsets, turning on radios that were already built into the Motorola Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx.

Small cells gaining intelligence for mobile performance, features

As major cellular equipment makers push small cells as tools to boost mobile data capacity, two smaller manufacturers are building more intelligence into the devices.

Bromium aims to isolate tasks rather than walling off PCs

A technology coming later this year from a startup called Bromium will secure computers not by blocking them off from suspect data and applications but by isolating anything untrusted from the core of the OS.

Catz: HP could have joined Oracle's Sun buyout on the eve of the deal

HP could have joined in on Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems until just before the deal was announced, Oracle co-President Safra Catz told a judge on Tuesday.

Oracle's Catz was 'shocked' by HP suit against Hurd

Oracle refused to commit to continued porting of its software to Hewlett-Packard's Itanium platform as part of the companies' settlement over Oracle's hiring of Mark Hurd, Oracle co-President Safra Catz told a judge on Tuesday.

HP worried about an Oracle takeover after Hurd switched sides

Hewlett-Packard voiced concerns about Oracle attempting a hostile takeover after it hired former HP CEO Mark Hurd as co-president, Oracle's lead counsel told a judge on Monday.

US pushes forward on public-safety LTE network

The body defining standards for a mobile LTE network serving police, fire departments and other public safety agencies across the U.S. has finished testing radio-access gear and will start interoperability testing of packet-core equipment on July 9.

Russian WiMax pioneer Yota had to turn on LTE networks overnight

Russian mobile operator Yota bravely stepped out with one of the world's first large-scale WiMax networks in 2008. Making the switch to LTE four years later, when the whole world had already signed on to that technology, may have taken even more courage.

AT&T works on expanding Toggle BYOD service to PCs, Macs

AT&T plans to extend its dual-personality software for mobile devices, called Toggle, to provide a walled-off and encrypted work environment within PCs and Macs as well as mobile devices.

AT&T's Toggle BYOD service lets users shift work phone use to a separate plan

AT&T's Toggle service for creating work-only sectors of Android phones is expanding to Apple iOS and will let workers put their work-related data usage on a separate account.

Data-bucket plans like Verizon's will take adjustment for carriers, users

Carriers and subscribers have their eyes on the dollars and cents of multi-device data plans such as those set to launch at Verizon Wireless later this month, but for both sides, the new types of deals will also take some adjustment.

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