Stories by Stephen Lawson

3Com still seeking Huawei deal

3Com and its partners in a proposed acquisition haven't yet reached a deal that they believe would ease U.S. government concerns about national security.

Iomega likes new EMC bid

The second time may prove to be the charm in EMC's attempt to acquire Iomega, as the consumer and small-business storage maker said Monday that EMC's latest offer is superior to other potential deals.

Cisco plugs faster WAN edge routers

Wide-area data networks, once the workhorses of e-mail and file transfers, now are expected to do a wide variety of things while being as steady as the old-fashioned phone system. On Tuesday, Cisco Systems expects to meet those new needs with a series of WAN edge routers that jump ahead of its current gear in speed and sophistication, and are based on a powerful new core processor.

HP targets midsize companies with storage array

As more medium-sized companies consolidate their storage, Hewlett-Packard seized an opportunity on Tuesday with a disk array it says is easier to work with than large-enterprise gear, but delivers more capabilities than entry-level storage.

Qualcomm buys mobile banking company

Qualcomm has agreed to buy mobile banking company Firethorn Holdings for about US$210 million in the latest move into software and services by a mobile hardware vendor.

EMC buys change-management vendor Voyence

EMC has acquired Voyence to help IT administrators keep track of both the changes made in their network and security devices and the problems that come up -- which in some cases are related.

Facebook teams up with RIM

College parties met business e-mail on Wednesday as Facebook Inc. said it is adding its social-networking platform to Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry devices.