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Stories by Stephen Lawson

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

By Stephen Lawson | 20 December, 2014 07:15

T-Mobile US will pay at least $90 million to settle a Federal Communications Commission suit that alleged it looked the other way while third parties charged T-Mobile subscribers for services they didn't want.

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

By Stephen Lawson | 19 December, 2014 06:13

The Internet of Things may be a new idea, but machines talking to other machines is not.

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

By Stephen Lawson | 19 December, 2014 01:57

The Obama administration's historic move to restore ties between the U.S. and Cuba may eventually put more Cubans online, but the future of the Internet there is likely to depend more on domestic policies than on imported goods and services.

Jury clears Apple of antitrust charges in US iTunes exclusivity case

By Stephen Lawson | 17 December, 2014 06:47

Apple didn't violate antitrust law by restricting music bought on iTunes from being played on devices other than iPods, a federal jury has decided.

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

By Stephen Lawson | 16 December, 2014 05:26

BT Group has entered exclusive talks to buy U.K. mobile operator EE for 12.5 billion pounds (US$19.5 billion), a deal that would help the carrier offer bundles of mobile and fixed services.

Cisco buying Neohapsis for security brainpower

By Stephen Lawson | 11 December, 2014 06:36

Cisco Systems plans to expand its security consulting services by acquiring Neohapsis, a small Chicago firm that tells enterprises how to secure their applications.

Intel's IoT vision sees far more than chips

By Stephen Lawson | 10 December, 2014 13:09

Intel is bringing all its assets to bear on the Internet of Things, a hot topic for nearly all IT vendors but one that's especially critical to big chip makers.

With Comcast's Ethernet @Home, your holiday break could be even more like work

By Stephen Lawson | 09 December, 2014 10:52

Work follows millions of people home every night, and Comcast Business wants to take that bittersweet reality to another level.

Showdown coming on Ethernet standard to serve faster Wi-Fi

By Stephen Lawson | 03 December, 2014 13:26

There's a standard in the works for Ethernet gear to feed faster Wi-Fi access points, but with rival industry groups pushing two different specifications, it might take a while to finish.

FCC's Pai asks Netflix if it only wants net neutrality for itself

By Stephen Lawson | 03 December, 2014 09:33

Netflix is pushing for a level Internet playing field while apparently looking for ways to give its own video a fast lane, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai says.

Apple-IBM products in November? Not quite

By Stephen Lawson | 27 November, 2014 05:43

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

By Stephen Lawson | 25 November, 2014 16:03

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

By Stephen Lawson | 22 November, 2014 06:11

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'

By Stephen Lawson | 21 November, 2014 12:36

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

By Stephen Lawson | 20 November, 2014 13:20

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