Stories by Stephen Lawson

Verizon shareholders approve takeover of mobile unit

Verizon Communications shareholders pushed forward the full buyout of Verizon Wireless on Tuesday, voting to approve the issuance of stock to Vodafone Group shareholders.

To get video into more conference rooms, Logitech goes medium

Logitech is turning to what it knows best with its latest in-office videoconferencing system: Rather than a standalone hardware and software platform, the ConferenceCam CC3000e is essentially a peripheral.

Qualcomm buys Palm, iPaq patents from HP

Qualcomm has acquired a large patent portfolio related to Palm, iPaq and the Bitfone device management platform from Hewlett-Packard for an undisclosed sum.

Apple to fix iOS 7 crash bug

Apple says it will fix a bug in the iOS 7 operating system that has caused some iPhones to crash.

The smartest cars may need 5G, Ericsson says

Some of the most futuristic features envisioned in networked cars will depend on 5G mobile technology that probably won't be available in full until 2020, according to Ericsson's chief technology officer.

IBM updates all-flash storage array to complement X6 servers

As IBM accelerates its sixth-generation X Series servers with memory-channel flash storage, it's also offering to boost data-center performance with a new all-flash SAN array.

Dear Mr. Wheeler: Americans pour their hearts out over in-flight cellphones

Like a nearby cellphone user with an annoying way of saying, "Helllloooo!" recently confirmed FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has already hit a nerve.

FCC chief Wheeler pushes open Internet in Silicon Valley speech

Keeping the Internet open is a high priority for the FCC -- so high that the agency will closely monitor the sponsored content program that AT&T announced this week for its mobile data network.

Riverbed may go private in a $3 billion deal

Investment company Elliott Management has offered to buy WAN optimization vendor Riverbed Technology for just over US$3 billion while giving Riverbed a chance to entertain higher bids.

With Sprint's new plan, friends and neighbors can be your 'framily'

Sprint will let friends, neighbors or any other group join up for savings on monthly bills under the Sprint Framily Plan, announced on Tuesday.

Network chief likes AT&T's spectrum holdings -- as the carrier buys more

When AT&T technology and network chief John Donovan said on Monday that he felt good about the carrier's spectrum position, he had an extra reason for his optimism.

AT&T lets companies sponsor subscribers' mobile data

AT&T will let media companies and other partners cover the cost of delivering some data over the carrier's mobile network, letting subscribers click on videos and other content without worrying about their monthly data caps.

Motorola Solutions buys IP push-to-talk vendor to span PCs, phones, radios

Enterprise mobile vendor Motorola Solutions has acquired Twisted Pair Solutions, a provider of software for push-to-talk communications spanning PCs, office phones, smartphones and specialized devices such as two-way radios.

US judge dismisses challenge to border laptop searches

U.S. Customs and Border Protection can search travelers' laptops and other electronic devices without a show of reasonable suspicion, according to a federal judge's dismissal of a 2010 lawsuit on Tuesday.

Report: NSA developed software for backdoor access to iPhones

The U.S. National Security Agency was developing in 2008 a software implant for Apple iPhones that allowed the agency to take almost total control of the device, including retrieving text messages and voicemail and remotely turning on its microphone and camera, according to a report by Der Spiegel.

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