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Stories by Stephen Lawson

IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT

By Stephen Lawson | 20 September, 2014 06:17

The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

AT&T to put service setup in enterprise customers' hands

By Stephen Lawson | 18 September, 2014 06:56

AT&T says enterprises are about to reap the benefits of the software-defined transformation of its network with faster service setup through an online portal.

MIT-bred technology would let cars help each other avoid traffic jams

By Stephen Lawson | 18 September, 2014 03:09

If you get stuck in traffic a lot, your next car may be able to talk to other vehicles and help keep you off jammed roads.

Dyn sells Internet performance data via SaaS

By Stephen Lawson | 17 September, 2014 09:14

Enterprises can tap into more than a decade's worth of statistics on global Internet performance, plus real-time data, with a new SaaS (software-as-a-service) product from Dyn, the parent company of network monitor Renesys.

Wi-Fi group acts to simplify peer-to-peer video, printing and other tasks

By Stephen Lawson | 16 September, 2014 10:54

The Wi-Fi Direct standard for linking two devices without a LAN is about to get easier to use.

Facebook open sources its mcrouter data-caching tool

By Stephen Lawson | 16 September, 2014 10:23

Facebook is releasing mcrouter, its software for turning many cache servers around the world into one distributed system, as open source.

Ericsson buys Fabrix Systems for $95M to help put TV on any screen

By Stephen Lawson | 13 September, 2014 05:08

The line between TV and mobile services is blurring, and in many cases that blur in between them is a cloud.

New standard for ZigBee remotes makes friends with connected homes

By Stephen Lawson | 12 September, 2014 11:37

Making life easier is the whole point of both home automation and remote controls, so the group behind the ZigBee home network specification has tried to bring the two together more tightly in a new standard.

SAP, Ericsson team up for mobile management and apps

By Stephen Lawson | 11 September, 2014 11:53

SAP and Ericsson have joined forces to help enterprises manage mobile devices and apps as a service.

T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

By Stephen Lawson | 11 September, 2014 09:55

T-Mobile USA is making a big bet on Wi-Fi, offering unlimited voice calls and text messaging over any Wi-Fi network on every new smartphone it sells, including on networks outside the U.S.

CTIA chief lashes back at FCC chair on net neutrality

By Stephen Lawson | 11 September, 2014 06:30

The keynote stage at CTIA became a net neutrality boxing ring again on Wednesday as the head of the show's sponsor, CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker, sharply disagreed with Tuesday's comments by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler about how the mobile Internet should be regulated.

AT&T's network core is growing up to serve watches, IoT

By Stephen Lawson | 10 September, 2014 11:41

Back-end technology that AT&T implemented partly for VoLTE (voice over LTE) will help make the Apple Watch and other connected devices useful.

FCC may put mobile under same net-neutrality rules as wired broadband

By Stephen Lawson | 10 September, 2014 05:14

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is reexamining how it treats wireless net neutrality, in response to public comments on the agency's proposed Open Internet rules.

FireChat's developer wants to give IoT a mesh-network boost

By Stephen Lawson | 09 September, 2014 07:22

Internet of Things devices that are too small to reach the Internet by themselves will get help from a vast network of nearby smartphone users if the latest plan from FireChat vendor Open Garden succeeds.

Good vibrations will power IoT for a California offshore mussel ranch

By Stephen Lawson | 06 September, 2014 07:01

The Internet of Things already includes cows and pigs, but it's about to branch out into another form of agriculture: an underwater ranch.

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