Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

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

AT&T defends network, lays out HSPA plans

AT&T's CTO defended the carrier's network performance and detailed its planned rollout of HSPA 7.2.

CTIA backs standard data, power, audio jacks for phones

The board of CTIA voted to support broad adoption of two interfaces for connecting peripherals to mobile phones: Micro-USB and the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Genachowski lays out FCC mobile strategy

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski outlined a four-part strategy for U.S. wireless communications on Wednesday at CTIA.

FCC's Genachowski to enter wireless hot house

Appearances by U.S. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski at a conference this week should prove interesting as the US government looks into wireless regulation.

Lotus Domino adds native iPhone support

IBM's Lotus Domino 8.5.1 will natively support the iPhone with automatic e-mail, contact and calendar synchronization.

AT&T buys mobile development company Plusmo

AT&T has acquired mobile-application development company Plusmo and plans to use its technology to build applications and widgets for mobile phones.

Akamai's new network aims for iPhone HDTV

Akamai is extending its content delivery network to the Apple iPhone as it introduces the Akamai HD Network, a system for streaming high-definition video.

AT&T accuses Google of violating telecom law

AT&T on Friday accused Google of violating the FCC's net neutrality rules by blocking Google Voice calls to some rural areas.

How could iPhone MMS crash AT&T's network?

The launch of MMS for AT&T iPhones is expected to boost traffic, but MMS hasn't been a big hit on other phones.

iPhones take on potholes with city reporting tool

City Sourced, a startup, will provide mobile applications for reporting on local problems and selling the report data to city governments.

Motorola Cliq coming this year with Blur social service

Motorola on Thursday announced its first Android smartphone, which will ship in the fourth quarter with T-Mobile USA under the name Cliq.

Trade complaint targets iPhone, laptop flash storage

A licensing company claims Apple and other vendors are in violation of patents on flash technology.

Consumers want 3G modems -- at half-price

Nearly half of U.S. consumers are interested in cellular modems, but only at half the price that service providers are charging for service.

Verizon offers free netbooks with BlackBerry Tour

Verizon Wireless is offering BlackBerry buyers any phone or data device free if it costs the same or less than the smartphone.

FCC questions Apple over Google Voice

The FCC has written to Apple, AT&T and Google questioning the rejection of Google Voice and related applications from the iPhone App Store.