Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

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

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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.

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Sony to sell Gracenote to Tribune for $170 million

Tribune will combine the music database company with its own video information unit.

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AT&T to report government requests for user data

The carrier's announcement of disclosure follows a similar one by Verizon on Thursday.

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Intel signs tech partnership for 49ers' Silicon Valley stadium

The team will work to include Intel-based gear at Levi's Stadium, and Intel will show off products there.

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JetBlue will enforce in-flight VoIP ban after all

The airline had said it wouldn't "police" voice calls, but after customers responded, it will.

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San Francisco gives its main street free Wi-Fi, eyes citywide service

The outdoor network was built using donated equipment from Ruckus Wireless.