Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

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

3G modems for laptops booming

Sales of cellular modems for laptops should pass $22 billion by 2013, ABI Research said.

Dell profit falls as revenue grows

Dell posted a decline in profit for its fiscal second quarter even as its revenue grew.

Mozilla extension would tap into typed commands

An experimental extension to Mozilla Firefox lets people substitute simple text commands for complex Web tasks.

Italian media company sues YouTube

Italian media conglomerate Mediaset Group has sued YouTube for copyright infringement for €500 million.

Mobile executives spar over iPhone

Mobile executives at a Silicon Valley roundtable discussion challenged Symbian, Android and other software platforms to match the impact of the iPhone.

Users may help to vet Android apps

Google may use a user-driven rating system to help keep bad or harmful Android applications off mobile phones.

iPhone 3G delays ease as day goes on

iPhone 3G activation woes were easing late in the day in the U.S.

SF’s BART in talks for full Wi-Fi rollout

The San Francisco area BART subway system is in talks with a startup for a systemwide public Wi-Fi network.

Craigslist tops U.S. mobile browsing

Mobile Web surfers in the U.S. spend more time on classifed-ad site Craigslist than on any other Web site.

EarthLink to remove Philadelphia Wi-Fi

EarthLink said it will shut down its Philadelphia Wi-Fi network on June 12 and then dismantle it.

SugarCRM to support iPhone, BlackBerry

SugarCRM is bridging the distance between mobile phones and PCs with a new version of its Web-based customer relationship management software now available for beta testing.

Prototyping tool eases design of iPhone apps

A prototyping template for iPhone applications was introduced Tuesday at Software 2008.

Sony to buy Gracenote music data company

Sony is paying $260 million for the company whose software identifies digital music files and whose customers include iTunes.

FCC Net neutrality hearing draws diverse views

The U.S. FCC heard a variety of views on network neutrality at a public hearing at Stanford University.

Comcast, Pando call for pact on P2P rights

Comcast and Pando Networks have kicked off a drive to create a "P2P Bill of Rights and Responsibilities."