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Redbox Instant’s Xbox 360 App Is Now Live Redbox Instant’s Xbox 360 App Is Now Live

Another piece of the Redbox Instant puzzle has just fallen into place, as the Redbox Instant app for Xbox 360 is now available to download. Microsoft first announced the app back in February, saying that it would be coming in …

Catholic Deacon Arrested for Child Porn After Verizon Finds It on the Cloud Catholic Deacon Arrested for Child Porn After Verizon Finds It on the Cloud

A deacon at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fullerton, a suburb of Baltimore, has been arrested and charged with multiple child pornography counts after Verizon tipped authorities to materials stored on the company’s online cloud backup system. 67-year-old William …

Redbox Instant Coming (Exclusively) to Xbox 360 in the “Very Near Future” Redbox Instant Coming (Exclusively) to Xbox 360 in the “Very Near Future”

Microsoft has just announced that Redbox Instant, the company’s streaming video venture with Verizon, will be coming to the Xbox 360 as as console exclusive. “Today we’re happy to reveal that Redbox Instant by Verizon will be coming to Xbox …

Square Finds Its Way Into Verizon Stores & Angie’s List Square Finds Its Way Into Verizon Stores & Angie’s List
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Verizon Wireless announced today that the Square Card Reader is now available in its stores across the U.S. The card reader works on Android and iOS, and sells for $9.97. It also comes with a $10 credit to a Square …

New BlackBerry 10 Phones Coming to All Major U.S. Carriers New BlackBerry 10 Phones Coming to All Major U.S. Carriers

Nearly every detail of BlackBerry’s (RIM has changed its name to just “BlackBerry”) new BlackBerry 10 operating system and smartphones were painstakingly covered in the company’s big launch event earlier today. The one very noticeable thing that wasn’t covered, however, …

Verizon Wireless Sells Spectrum to AT&T For $1.9 billion Verizon Wireless Sells Spectrum to AT&T For $1.9 billion

According to a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, AT&T has agreed to acquire spectrum licenses from Verizon Wireless for $1.9 billion. The 700 MHz Block B licenses will cover 42 million people in California, Colorado, Florida, …

Verizon Will Start Throttling The Internet Of Accused Pirates Soon Verizon Will Start Throttling The Internet Of Accused Pirates Soon
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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the six strikes anti-piracy program being put into place by ISPs across the U.S. The last news that came out of the CCI said that the program was delayed until early …

Redbox Instant Will Open Up to Everyone By March Redbox Instant Will Open Up to Everyone By March

Redbox Instant will be available to everyone in the U.S. by the end of the first quarter, according to a statement from CEO Shawn Strickland today at CES. After a long wait, Redbox Instant by Verizon finally launched in beta …

Redbox Instant Finally Here, Kevin McAllister Ecstatic Redbox Instant Finally Here, Kevin McAllister Ecstatic
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The Redbox Instant Twitter account tweeted the big news today. The service (by Verizon) is starting its gradual roll-out (but you do still need to get on the waiting list). The service is $8 a month (it’s free for one …

Samsung Galaxy S III Finally Gets Jelly Bean on Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III Finally Gets Jelly Bean on Verizon

Verizon Wireless today announced that its customers with Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone will finally get an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The update will be pushed out to subscribers starting on December 14. In additions to the testing …

Samsung Galaxy Camera Heads To Verizon Samsung Galaxy Camera Heads To Verizon
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The Galaxy Camera is one of the more interesting Android devices to come out this year, but it’s been exclusive to AT&T since its launch on November 16. Now folks on Verizon are getting their own Galaxy Camera with an …

Verizon Patents A DVR That Spies On You Verizon Patents A DVR That Spies On You
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Verizon is moving into the targeted ad business in a big way. The wireless carrier announced a new campaign yesterday called Verizon Selects that would allow them to share a customer’s info with advertisers. Now the carrier has patented a …

Verizon Will Give You A Coupon If You Let Them Sell Your Data To Advertisers Verizon Will Give You A Coupon If You Let Them Sell Your Data To Advertisers

Have you heard of Verizon Selects? It’s a new data collecting initiative from the carrier’s Precision Marketing portfolio that seeks to collect consumer info for targeted ads. It’s completely optional, but Verizon knows exactly what will make consumers give up …

Redbox Instant Release Date And Pricing May Have Been Leaked Redbox Instant Release Date And Pricing May Have Been Leaked

Redbox Instant should be launching soon. Reports back in the summer had it pegged to launch late this year. Now, here we are heading into December, and nothing yet (other than the closed beta, of course). GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers stumbled …

Verizon, Time Warner Cable Announce Their Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Plans Verizon, Time Warner Cable Announce Their Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Plans
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The CCI is about to launch its six-strikes anti-piracy system alongside six of the nation’s major ISPs. The program is being touted as a consumer-friendly system that encourages the use of legal alternatives when users are caught pirating content online. …

HTC Droid DNA 1080p Smartphone Announced HTC Droid DNA 1080p Smartphone Announced
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HTC today announced the Droid DNA smartphone, the first U.S. smartphone to feature a 1080p screen resolution. The announcement came during today’s joint Verizon/HTC event. The Droid DNA will have a five-inch display, a 1.5Ghz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, …

Verizon Gives Up on Verizon Apps Store Verizon Gives Up on Verizon Apps Store

Verizon has announced through its developer community website that as of January 2013, the Verizon Apps app store will be removed from all Android and BlackBerry devices. The company anticipates completing the removal process by March 27, 2013. The wireless …

Verizon Highlights Its Privacy Policy in the Wake of Windows Phone Rumors Verizon Highlights Its Privacy Policy in the Wake of Windows Phone Rumors
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Earlier today rumors surfaced that Windows Phone 8 devices scheduled to be sold and used on Verizon’s network might be delayed or even cancelled. The story is that Verizon wants more access to Windows 8 smartphones, to better collect users’ …

iPhone 5 Glitch Messes With Date And Time iPhone 5 Glitch Messes With Date And Time
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As previously reported, iPhone 5 users are complaining about an apparent software glitch related to the keyboard feature. Users are also complaining about another glitch involving the automatic date/time settings. Specifically, users are talking about incorrect days and times being …

Verizon Might Cancel Its Entire Windows Phone 8 Line [Rumor] Verizon Might Cancel Its Entire Windows Phone 8 Line [Rumor]
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AT&T is poised to be the number one carrier for Windows Phone 8 this holiday season. Many Verizon customers, who also happen to be Windows Phone fans, were distraught to find that the Lumia 920 was exclusive to AT&T. Now …

Verizon Earnings Grew Along With Shared Plans Verizon Earnings Grew Along With Shared Plans
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Verizon Wireless this week announced its third-quarter 2012 results, revealing that the company continues to grow earnings. The company stated that it is on-track to meet its 2012 financial objectives. “In the third quarter, Verizon continued to deliver double-digit earnings …