Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

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

Samsung, partners push mobile TV

Samsung and other vendors are demonstrating a pending mobile TV broadcasting standard that had been forecast for completion last year.

Adobe executive leaves for equity firm

The head of Adobe's Platform Division, which oversees Flash Player, PDF (Portable Document Format) and other technologies, has left to join a Silicon Valley private equity firm.

eBay now letting Skype be Skype, exec says

Two-and-a-half years after eBay bought Skype, the online auction giant has moved away from trying to create new, merged capabilities through the acquisition and is letting Skype be what it is.

Busy Twitter a poster child for new communications

Microblogging site Twitter had its busiest day ever Tuesday and needs more than 30 servers to help its thousands of users keep each other posted about their lives, founder Blaine Cook said Wednesday.

T-Mobile, AT&T join Verizon on unlimited plans

T-Mobile and AT&T followed Verizon Wireless with unlimited monthly voice plans for $99.99.

Report: News Corp, Yahoo in talks to fend off Microsoft

Yahoo is talking to News Corp. about a combination to fend off Microsoft's advances, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Outage gives BlackBerry a black eye

The second lengthy BlackBerry outage in less than a year has one consulting company advising clients not to rely solely on the popular smart phones for critical e-mail messages.

RIM probing cause of BlackBerry outage

Research In Motion still doesn't know why its BlackBerry service went down for several hours on Monday.

Motorola may spin off mobile phone division

Motorola said it may spin off its handset business.

Startup sets full mobile browser free

Following the lead of the iPhone and its Safari browser, developers are working to make Web browsing on a mobile phone match the experience on a computer.

Expo: Will MacBooks follow iPhone to 3G?

Banners at Macworld suggest wireless news may come Tuesday.

AOL to end support for Netscape browser

AOL will end support for Netscape browsers on Feb. 1, 2008.

Denver airport goes fast and free on Wi-Fi

Denver International Airport is betting that travelers will like getting something for free, and so far it looks like a good bet.

Delay, repairs, even success hit Palm's profit

Palm expects a product delay, warranty repairs and lower prices to hurt its quarterly results.

Wi-Fi chipset sales soaring this year, group says

Wi-Fi chip shipments will soar to 300 million [m] this year, the Wi-Fi Alliance predicted.