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Sony joins AllSeen Alliance to push for common ground in IoT

By Stephen Lawson | 03 September, 2014 05:50

Sony has now joined Microsoft, LG Electronics and other consumer electronics vendors in the AllSeen Alliance, strengthening the group's effort to make "Internet of things" devices work together.

Hillary Clinton calls for 'global compact' on surveillance

By Stephen Lawson | 29 August, 2014 09:04

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a "global compact" on surveillance and the use of collected data, saying the U.S. isn't the only country that does it and American technology companies are unfairly targeted for the government's actions.

Broadcom wants to let 1,000 IoT devices bloom with $19.99 development kit

By Stephen Lawson | 28 August, 2014 07:42

The Internet of Things may have been the talk of the tech industry for months now, but communications chip maker Broadcom thinks it's just getting started.

EMC gives VMware admins the reins to replication and recovery

By Stephen Lawson | 27 August, 2014 08:57

EMC is putting replication and recovery into the hands of VMware administrators with a software version of its RecoverPoint appliance that's designed for cloud computing.

For Verizon, VoLTE means video calls, HD voice and Alaska

By Stephen Lawson | 26 August, 2014 22:03

High-definition voice calls are now available on all four major U.S. carriers after a nationwide launch by Verizon on Tuesday, though there's a long way to go before all those systems all work together and run over LTE.

HP loses its leader on NFV, a key carrier network trend

By Stephen Lawson | 23 August, 2014 06:25

Bethany Mayer, who led Hewlett-Packard's foray into the growing field of network functions virtualization, has left the company to run network testing and optimization company Ixia.

How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses?

By Stephen Lawson | 21 August, 2014 03:12

The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet's growth, but the complicated interplay between those trends might cause even more problems.

Vehicle-to-vehicle networks could save over 1,000 lives a year, US says

By Stephen Lawson | 19 August, 2014 08:34

The U.S. government wants to force cars to talk to each other over wireless networks, saying that could save more than 1,000 lives every year.

Compliance, BYOD help drive small-business storage

By Stephen Lawson | 16 August, 2014 06:25

Small businesses are growing up when it comes to data, investing in bigger and smarter storage systems that can be shared among PCs, tablets and smartphones.

Cisco slashing up to 6000 jobs

By Stephen Lawson | 14 August, 2014 09:01

Cisco Systems will cut as many as 6000 jobs over the next 12 months, saying it needs to shift resources to growing businesses such as cloud, software and security.

Cisco Q4 revenue, profit flat in 'tough environment'

By Stephen Lawson | 14 August, 2014 06:40

Cisco Systems posted fiscal fourth-quarter revenue and earnings that were roughly flat from a year earlier as the company works through what Chairman and CEO John Chambers called "a tough environment."

IoT is here and there, but not everywhere yet

By Stephen Lawson | 14 August, 2014 01:22

The Internet of Things is still too hard. Even some of its biggest backers say so.

Coding platform for IoT could bring data-crunching apps online faster

By Stephen Lawson | 13 August, 2014 05:07

The "Internet of things" won't be built overnight, but vendors are now stepping in to give enterprises a helping hand.

Security vendor Gemalto to acquire SafeNet for $890M

By Stephen Lawson | 09 August, 2014 04:52

Gemalto plans to acquire SafeNet for US$890 million in a deal that would combine a big vendor of portable secure elements such as payment cards with a provider of enterprise data protection technology.

T-Mobile could soon be bigger than Sprint

By Stephen Lawson | 08 August, 2014 06:52

The tables could turn by the end of this year in the drama of the U.S. mobile underdogs, with T-Mobile possibly passing Sprint to become the third-largest carrier in the country.