Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for the IDG News Service.

AT&T: Phone buyers are hanging up on subsidies

Almost 3 million people picked the installment plan in the first quarter, according to the carrier's quarterly results.

Would Amazon dare to make a phone? Of course

Entering the smartphone business now would be a long shot, but that's Amazon's specialty these days.

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AT&T cites power problem in U-verse outage

Some users say the outage lasted about three hours and affected both TV and Internet service

AT&T lets travelers roam on LTE in 13 more countries

Japan, South Korea, Spain, France and Russia are among the new places for fast foreign roaming.

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Focus may be on cable, but Comcast-Time Warner deal has broadband implications, too

The buyout might improve service for some,but it would give a larger Comcast more control over users' broadband experience.

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LA building's lights interfere with cellular network, FCC says

The FCC has cited the owner of a Los Angeles building for using faulty fluorescents after a complaint form a carrier.

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Verizon to stream Super Bowl over LTE Multicast for a lucky few

The low-latency, high-efficiency technology will be available at a private event in New York

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Zynga to buy 'Clumsy Ninja' developer for $527 million, cut 314 jobs

The company says it's shooting for more hit games and greater efficiency.

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With Motorola sale to Lenovo, Google is unloading a headache

Buying a handset maker caused tension with partners and never delivered profits, analysts say

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AT&T adds mobile and U-verse subscribers to post Q4 revenue, profit gains

The carrier had a net gain of more than 800,000 wireless subscribers.

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Qualcomm buys Palm, iPaq patents from HP

The granted and pending patents cover fundamental mobile OS technology, Qualcomm said.

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The smartest cars may need 5G networks, Ericsson says

The future mobile standard is likely to bring features that open up new possibilities, says Ericsson's chief technology officer.

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

As the FCC's official comment period begins, hundreds of people already weighed in.

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

Subscribers can get anyone to join up, and everyone will pay less per month

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Report: NSA developed software for backdoor access to iPhones

The software, developed in 2008, would let the agency locate phones and remotely turn on cameras and mics.