Stephen LawsonSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage, and networking technologies for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

Alaska Air launches Aircell Wi-Fi

Alaska Airlines has activated in-flight Wi-Fi service on six aircraft and will offer it across its entire fleet by the end of this year.

Samsung camera to come with Boingo Wi-Fi

The Samsung ST5500 camera will come with three months of free access to Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots.

Mozilla CEO Lilly to step down

Mozilla CEO John Lilly will leave the nonprofit company as soon as it can find his replacement.

Smartphones bouncing back from economic woes

Smartphone shipments in the first quarter recovered strongly from a slump last year, up 67 percent, according to Canalys.

AT&T Zero phone charger won't draw power by itself

AT&T's Zero phone charger, coming in May, will only draw power when the phone is plugged into it.

Comcast offers online backup, sharing through Mozy

Comcast will bundle online storage capacity from EMC's Mozy division with its broadband service, though Mac support for this feature will not be available until later this year.

Southwest in-flight Wi-Fi coming next quarter

Southwest Airlines has ordered equipment for an in-flight Wi-Fi service and will start deploying it on planes in the second quarter.

Apple's iPad marketing sparks complaint to FTC

A consumer complained to the FTC that Apple is falsely advertising that the iPad supports Adobe Flash.

AT&T disputes network criticism

AT&T is disputing a financial analyst's criticism of its wireless capital spending, saying it overlooked some investments.

Analyst: AT&T needs to spend $5 billion to catch Verizon's coverage

AT&T would need to spend about $5 billion on its wireless network to catch up with the coverage offered by Verizon, a research firm said Tuesday.

T-Mobile finishes upgrade to HSPA 7.2

T-Mobile USA has completed its deployment of a faster 3G technology across its national network, reaching more than 200 million U.S. residents with the high-speed data and voice system while getting ready to upgrade some areas to even higher speeds later this year.