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Verizon iPhone Hotspots Will Cost You

Now that the confetti from the “Verizon’s getting the iPhone” hubbub has died down, it’s time to talk turkey.  It’s not going to be cheap to use Verizon’s iPhone to begin with — unlimited data packages, anyone? — but now, information about the additional charges potential users will face are surfacing, and, suffice to say, the results are typical.

That is, you’re going to have to pay for pretty much every little capability the iPhone has, including using your phone as an Internet hotspot.

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Verizon Now Offering Google Apps For Small Business

Verizon said today it will begin offering Google Apps with its broadband service for small and medium-sized businesses.

Google Apps for Verizon features Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Sites.  Google Apps for Verizon provides three free user accounts and is available to businesses that subscribe to a bundle consisting of Verizon Internet service.


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iOS 4.3 Will Reportedly Give All iPhones Personal Hotspot

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Verizon is getting the iPhone next month. One part of the announcement that excited a lot of people, beyond the extension of the iPhone’s availability was that the iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless would include new Personal Hotspot capabilities, enabling users to connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices. 

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iPhone for Verizon Coming February 10

Apple and Verizon officially announced the iPhone 4 for Verizon today. Verizon includes the tagline, "The phone that changed everything. Coming to America’s most reliable network."

The iPhone 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning on Thursday, February 10, and qualified Verizon Wireless customers will be given the opportunity to pre-order it online on February 3.

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Netflix Spotted on Android Device, Doesn’t Mean Yours Will Get It

A Netflix app for Android was spotted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which wrapped up yesterday. Verizon, showing off its new LG Revolution 4G phone with Android, showed evidence that the app is indeed in existence. 

Android users have been waiting for a Netflix app for quite some time, and have had to wait idly by while apps for the iPhone, iPad, and even Windows Phone 7 were released. posted the following video of the demo, which is now making the rounds: 

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Verizon to Offer Unlimited Data Plans for iPhone?

Verizon Wireless subscribers have been waiting a long time for the iPhone to come to the carrier, and soon they will be waiting no longer, as Verizon is expected to offer Apple’s game-changing device within the next several weeks.

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Buzz Predicts Three Versions Of iPad 2

Better products often offer consumers more choices.  Compare the original Model T (which Henry Ford supposedly approved in "any color so long as it’s black") to a modern Rolls Royce (available in thousands of paint, leather, and trim combinations), for example.  And now a rumor claims three versions of the iPad 2 will be produced.

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iPad Gets Verizon FiOS Mobile App

Verizon announced today that it is extending its free FiOS mobile app to the iPad. With this, FiOS customers with iPads can remotely control their DVRs, and use the iPad as a TV remote control. 

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Google Secures Verizon FiOS TV As TV Ads Partner

The last time we wrote about Google TV Ads, it was due to a defeat: NBC Universal had ended an advertising partnership.  But it looks like that wasn’t entirely indicative of things to come, as Google announced today that it’s managed to sign a partnership with Verizon FiOS TV.

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AT&T And Verizon Aim To Create Mobile Payment Network

 AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have announced the formation of a joint venture called ISIS, a mobile payments network.

Discover Financial Services and Barclays Plc are also participating in the joint venture which will allow people to pay for purchases with their smartphones.  ISIS is expected to be introduced in larger markets during the next 18 months.

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Nexus Two Rumored To Be Coming In Less Than 2 Weeks

Rumor has it that the Nexus Two will be announced at a press conference on November 8th in New York. The announcement would come from Google and Samsung together, and the device would be he first to ship with the next version of Android – version 2.3 aka: Gingerbread. It would also be available on more than one carrier. 

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Verizon Adds Kindle App To Android

Verizon Wireless said today it will begin pre-loading Amazon’s Kindle app on some of its Android phones.

Verizon will pre-load the Kindle app on the new Samsung Fascinate, Droid 2 by Motorola and the Motorola Droid X.

Features of the Kindle app for Android include:

*The ability to synch bookmarks across devices so users can pick up where they left off.


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Verizon Wireless Readies Refunds for Wireless Customers

Verizon Wireless reportedly intends to pay millions of dollars in customer refunds to customers who were charged for unintended web access and/or data usage. Amounts vary by source. The Wall Street Journal pegs the total at about $50 million. Some have the total as high as $90 million.

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White Spaces, Verizon Tiered Data Plans & Facebook Troubles

The FCC voted today on rules that will enable the use of TV white spaces to provide wireless broadband connectivity. Google and Microsoft both issued updates applauding the ruling. 

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Verizon and RIM Announce BlackBerry Curve 3G

Verizon and Research in Motion (RIM) announced a new 3G version of the BlackBerry Curve today. It will become available on September 16 in business sales channels, and through Verizon in the coming weeks. 

The device comes in charcoal or fuchsia red. Here are the features and specs as noted in the announcement:


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Bing App Comes to Verizon Android Devices

Microsoft has announced the launch of its first Bing for Mobile Android app for Verizon customers. The app is available for download in the Android Marketplace on Verizon Android devices.

The app homepage will look somewhat familiar to Bing users, as it will include the Bing image of the day with the clickable hotspots, much like the desktop version. You can swipe through past images.

The endless scrolling of the image search also makes the transition to the app. In fact, endless scrolling is functional with any search result.

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AT&T Sells Centennial Comm. Assets to Verizon

AT&T announced that it has completed the sale of certain wireless assets of Centennial Communications to Verizon Wireless. The release says:

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Verizon Revamps its On-Demand Games App

Verizon has launched a new, enhanced version of its Verizon Games portal and app. Based on feedback, Verizon says the new design caters to a more interactive experience.

Verizon describes the new experience as more game-like and more engaging. The company says it is designed to appeal not just to hard core gamers, but to first-time players as well.

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The G2 to Deliver “Tight Integration” with Google Services

A teaser page for G2 from T-Mobile was discovered. It says, "The T-Mobile G2 will deliver tight integration with Google services and break new ground as the first smartphone designed to run at 4G speeds on our new HSPA+ network. In the coming weeks, we’ll share more details about the G2 and offer exclusive first access to current T-Mobile customers."

The G1 was of course the first Android phone, which launched 2 years ago.

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Skype Mobile Comes to More Verizon Devices

Skype announced today that Skype mobile is now available on more devices on Verizon – the LG enV Touch, the LG Chocolate Touch, and the Samsung Reality.

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Chrome OS Tablet May Debut On Black Friday

Fans of Google, tablets, and/or good deals will want to visit a Verizon store in late November, judging from a new report.  A Chrome OS tablet is supposed to debut at that time, and it’s probably going to offer consumers a lot of tech for a low price.

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Google Aims to Separate Fact from Fiction Around Net Neutrality Proposal

Update: Wired is reporting that Net neutrality group Free Press and will lead a protest at Google’s headquarters Friday.

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AT&T: Yep, Wireless is Different

The net neutrality debate sparked (most recently) by Google and Verizon earlier this week continues. Now AT&T has weighed in, and unsurprisingly it appears to agree with the companies.

One of the biggest controversies of the Google/Verizon policy proposal is that wireless is being treated differently. AT&T says, "Wireless is different." In a post on the company’s public policy blog, they write:

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Apple TV to Be Called iTV, Could Google TV Eventually Expand to DirecTV?

Apple’s TV project has been renamed iTV, according to a report from Engadget, and it will run apps, much like the iPhone/iPad. Joshua Topolsky says, "it’s unclear if there will be cross-pollination between iPad and iPhone / iPod touch offerings and new Apple TV applications." It will apparently cost $99, but it reportedly won’t be able to handle 1080i or 1080p video.

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Google/Verizon “Open Internet” Proposal Draws Mixed Reviews

Update: Eric Schmidt and Ivan Seidenberg added some commentary in a Washington Post article today.

Original Article: Today Google and Verizon held a joint press conference, and issued a joint policy proposal for an Open Internet, as they say. The companies appear to be promoting an Open Internet indeed, but there remains a great deal of skepticism about the policy proposal. Really, could it have gone any other way?

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Major Mobile Carriers Teaming Up to Eliminate Credit Cards?

Will the mobile phone replace the credit card? It sounds a bit like science fiction, but it appears that mobile carriers are trying to make it a reality.

Bloomberg reports that AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile USA are "planning a venture to displace credit and debit cards with smartphones". The companies would work with Discover Financial Services and Barclays Plc to test a system starting in Atlanta and three other unnamed U.S. cities.

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Google Experiences Hiccup in LA Google Apps Implementation

MarketWatch reports that Google has missed a deadline for the implementation of Google Apps in the city of Los Angeles, due mainly to security concerns expressed by the LAPD. This has got to be an unwelcome snag for Google, who is spending a great deal of time marketing Google Apps for cloud computing.

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Verizon Shares Earnings, AT&T Transitions Acquired Verizon Customers

Verizon announced its Q2 earnings today, reporting strong wireless and FiOS customer growth, increased enterprise revenues, and $9.8 billion in cash flow, up 29.8% from the same period in 2009.

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iPhone 4 Reviews Take Over the Web

iPhone 4 reviews are all over the web now. Techmeme has a pretty huge roundup of them. You can find just about every angle of this phone covered, including the insides.

TechCrunch is reporting that Apple may be adding another patent infringement lawsuit against HTC. These two companies already have suits against each other.

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AT&T Completes Acquisition of Verizon Assets

AT&T has completed its acquisition of wireless assets from Verizon Wireless, which Verizon agreed to give up to gain regulatory approval of its acquisition of Alltel.

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eBay Lists its iPhone 4 Sales Guidelines

The iPhone 4 is scheduled for release on June 24th. eBay has prepared for this and has set some rules for how the site will handle sales.

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Verizon May Follow AT&T Pricing Model, Eliminating Unlimited Data Plans

Verizon may soon be following in the footsteps of AT&T with a tiered pricing plan. Bloomberg interviewed Verizon Communications CFO John Killian, who told them they’d "probably need to change the design of our pricing where it will not be [a] totally unlimited, flat rate." There were mixed feelings about this when AT&T did it, with a large amount of negative opinion. Verizon will no doubt face a similar uproar.

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comScore Ranks The Top Mobile Carriers

There were 234 million Americans who were mobile subscribers for the 3-month period ending in April, according to a new report from comScore.

 During that time, Samsung ranked as the top manufacturer with 22.1 percent share of U.S. mobile subscribers, up one point from the previous three-month period. LG ranked second with 21.9 percent share, trailed closely by Motorola (21.6 percent share, down 1.4 percent), RIM (8.4 percent share) and Nokia (8.1 percent share).

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Verizon Diving Deeper Into Online Relationships With New Ad Campaign

  An often quoted stat about the new reality we lives in today points out that 20 years ago the average American had less than 25 friends. Today the average American has more than 200. Of course, we all realize on some level that this blossoming of friendship doesn’t equate to having 200 best friends. In fact, the ties we have to the outer fringes of our social network may be very thin indeed. That’s the subject that an interesting campaign launched by Verizon is trying to explore.

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Will Verizon Android Price Strategy Help Google Tablet Compete with iPad?

Google has been very clear about how big of a part mobile plays in the company’s strategy moving forward, and a number of recent acquisitions and strategic moves have made it equally clear that Google is gunning for Apple. These are a couple reasons why it has come as no surprise to find out that Google is working with Verizon on a Tablet computer that would compete with the iPad.

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HBO Launches Video Service For Verizon FiOS Customers

Verizon FiOS customers who subscribe to HBO will be able to watch the cable television’s programming online for free, starting tomorrow.

Customers must subscribe to both FiOS TV and FiOS Internet to gain free access to the online video site HBO Go. HBO Go will support Verizon subaccounts and allow up to three users in the same house access content.

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Verizon Adds Skype Calls To Smartphones

Verizon Wireless has partnered with Skype on a Skype mobile application that will launch on smartphones in March.

The move makes Verizon the first major U.S. carrier to offer Skype to its mobile users. The Skype mobile app is for smartphone users who have a data plan with Verizon.

Initially, Skype mobile will be available on smartphones with data plans including the BlackBerry Storm 9530, Storm 2, Curve, Droid by Motorola, Droid Eris by HTC and Motorola Devour.

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Google Talks Open Internet Goals, Files FCC Submission

Google filed a submission on its own and one jointly with Verizon to the FCC for its proposed rulemaking docket. Google says its goal is "to keep the Internet awesome for everybody."

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Google Unveils Nexus One “Super Phone”

Update 3: Google is now advertising the Nexus One on its homepage.

Update 2: They have also posted a video showing Google Maps on the Nexus One:

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Verizon CEO on iPhone: It’s Entirely Apple’s Call

Recently during a third-quarter conference call Verizon CEO, Ivan Seidenberg, stated that bringing the iPhone to Verizon is a decision that is totally up to Apple. Do you think the iPhone will ever be on Verizon? Tell us what you think.

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Internet’s Possible Future in the US Gets Ready to Be Decided

Update: The meeting ended and the rule making process will move forward after a unanimous vote. The rules say a provider of broadband Internet access service:

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Google, Verizon Partner Over Android

The company that operates America’s largest wireless telecommunications network now considers itself a friend of Android.  Google and Verizon Wireless have sealed a deal that’ll see the two working together on mobile products and services.

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Court Orders Cybersquatting Company To Pay Verizon $33 Million

A federal court in the Northern District of California has upheld a December 2008 judgment which awarded Verizon $33.15 million in a cybersquatting case against OnlineNIC, an Internet domain registration company.

The case is based on OnlineNIC’s attempts to take advantage of Verizon and its customers by using names that are easily confused with legitimate Verizon names.

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Camera & Microphone Coming for the iPod Touch?

Home based telephone providers should be quaking in their boots today. A rumor is floating around that Apple is quietly prepping the new iPod Touch, which comes with a built in camera and microphone.

iPod Touch: Camera & Microphone Coming?

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Amazon Launches New Wireless Store

Amazon has launched a new site catering specifically to cell phones and their service plans. The online store located at lets users shop for phones by model, service, color, etc. 

You may be able to shop by carrier at AmazonWireless, but that only includes AT&T and Verizon. On top of that, they don’t even carry the iPhone, which is available through AT&T. Here is a look at the site’s bestselling phones:

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Verizon Offers Direct Access To Backbone

Online video producers may be happy to learn that Verizon is offering direct regional access to its network. A more direct content delivery network means producers can skip the sometimes cumbersome peering arrangements that slow down online video and pump content directly onto Verizon’s Internet backbone network.

Verizon says its Partner Port Program results in a faster, more responsive connection to Verizon’s backbone network for less money.

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Verizon Taps Microsoft For Mobile Search

Verizon has tapped Microsoft to provide search services for its mobile phones.

Verizon Chief Executive Ivan Seidenberg said on Wednesday that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer would formally announce the deal later today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Reuters reported.

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Microsoft Getting Deal With Verizon Instead Of Google?

Guess what? Microsoft might actually get a search deal done without Google getting up in its grill. According to reports, Microsoft is close to signing a search deal with Verizon Wireless–making Live Search the default search engine.

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Report: Microsoft Close To Mobile Deal(s) With Verizon

If Google doesn’t do something special, a mobile search deal between Microsoft and Verizon may be cemented in the near future.  A new rumor has Microsoft offering Verizon a far more lucrative arrangement than what the Mountain View-based search giant originally suggested.

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Microsoft Trying To Split Google, Verizon

Late last week, Steve Ballmer mocked Android and Google’s position in the mobile market.  The insults seemed genuine.  But even if Microsoft really doesn’t see Google as a threat, it’s taking no chances, as new reports have the Redmond-based company trying to grab a deal with Verizon Wireless.

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Yahoo, Verizon Solidify Broadband Partnership

Users of Verizon’s broadband service should prepare themselves to see a lot of Yahoo logos all day, every day.  The corporations have extended a strategic alliance and will make a Verizon-Yahoo portal the "preferred starting point" for all customers.

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Google Sued Over Voicemail Patent

Is there no end to lawsuits against Google? On Tuesday Judah Klausner, an inventor from San Francisco, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Google, Verizon, LG, Citrix Systems, Comverse Technology, and Embarq.

Klausner’s company, Klausner Technologies, filed a patent back in 1992 for "visual voicemail", a way to apply a graphical means of interacting with voicemail messages, similar to the use of e-mail.

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Google, Verizon Sued Over “Visual Voicemail”

Judah Klausner is on quite a roll; he seems to have won settlements from Apple, AOL, and Vonage following a series of lawsuits over the last few years.  And now Klausner, through the company Klausner Technologies, is going after Google, Verizon, and LG.

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Google Takes Another Step Toward Mobile Domination

Verizon WirelessIt looks like mobile search is about to be taken seriously. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Verizon Wireless has tapped Google, and the two are close to reaching a deal that would see Google’s mobile search come pre-installed on Verizon handsets.

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Google, Verizon Weigh In On White Space Test

The on-going corporate wrangling between Google and Verizon is heating up again as the Federal Communications Commission prepares to test technology that would make it possible to offer WiFi broadband Internet over unused TV channels known as white spaces.

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Pearl Jam Partners With Verizon On Mobile Bootlegs

Pearl Jam has partnered with Verizon Wireless to sell live songs from the band’s upcoming 12-city U.S. tour.

Three songs from each show will be available after the concert on Verizon’s V Cast service and One song will be a free mobile download and the other two will be available for purchase.

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Usenet Villified In NY Deal With ISPs

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s office reached agreements with three big broadband providers to pare back access to the newsgroups on Usenet, in the name of fighting child pornography.

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Internet Providers To Block Child Porn Sites

Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable have reached an agreement with New York officials to ban access to child pornography.

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said the Internet service providers will block access to child pornography newsgroups and remove the content from their servers.

The agreements will affect customers in New York and in the rest of the country. Talks are ongoing to get other Internet service providers to adopt the same policy.

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SMS Based Charity Systems

There are tons of uses for SMS (text messaging); Clickatell recently published a guide to 101 business uses for SMS. I’m still making my way through it, but it’s a great read.

Read/Write Web last week posted a great guide to how SMS is being used for giving.

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Page: White Spaces Wireless Not A Pipe Dream

Part of Google’s ruling triumvirate, co-founder Larry Page, appeared on Capitol Hill to talk about broadband and other topics, like the ability to deliver wireless high-speed Internet within the 700MHz spectrum.

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Google Aims Block At Verizon Wireless Bid

Verizon’s win in the FCC auction for the C block of 700MHz spectrum should be stopped unless the company agrees to give existing customers open access privileges, according to Google.

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AOL Reaches Ad Deal With Verizon

AOL has reached a deal with Verizon Communications to be the official provider of advertising for the company’s online and mobile Web properties.

Under the agreement Verizon will use AOL’s Platform A’s sales force and its ad-serving, targeting, and inventory management tools to power ads on its online inventory.

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Verizon Sees Long Term Evolution

Verizon said this morning the company will launch its next-generation wireless broadband network, dubbed Long Term Evolution (LTE) after sometime in 2010, approximately a year after the large swath of C-block 700 MHz spectrum the company won in a recent FCC auction becomes available.

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Google Loses Wireless Spectrum Battle, But Wins The War

While it would have been interesting to see what Google would have done, if it had won some of the new wireless airwaves, the company’s satisfied with it’s role as disrupter.

As Reuters reports

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Verizon Wins Spectrum, Everyone Else Loses

Verizon won the FCC auction for the soon-to-be available wireless 700MHz wireless spectrum, in bidding that may have involved Google at some point in the process.

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Verizon Cleans Up At Spectrum Auction

Verizon came out as the big winner of the FCC’s 700MHz broadband spectrum auction, spending somewhere between $8 to $10 billion on a huge swath of the coveted C-Block, previously and ironically dubbed "the Google Block."

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Verizon may have knocked out Google spectrum bid

Through several side bids for pieces of spectrum, Verizon may have outbid the top bid for the desired 700MHz C block auction and pushed it into a new scenario.

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Spectrum Auction 73 Passes $4.6 Billion

In the parlance of online auctions, the reserve price has been met, in this case for a swath of 700MHz spectrum being freed up by TV broadcasters in 2009.

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FCC Approves Google For Wireless Auction

The 700MHz wireless spectrum auction on January 24th opens with 214 bidders chasing the big prize, with Google competing with an assortment of telecoms both big and small.

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Wireless Spending Exceeds Landlines

With more Americans ditching their landlines, 2007 is on pace to be the first year in which U.S. households spend more on cell phone services, according to industry and government officials.

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Chris Sacca Quitting Google

Chris Sacca was no Vanessa Fox – do a search for him within WebProNews, and you’ll find just five articles in which he’s mentioned.  Sacca will mirror Fox in at least one way, however, as he’s leaving Google at the end of this month.

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Consumers Unaware Of Online Security Threats

Over half of computer users believe they are protected against online threats like spyware, viruses and hackers actually have little or no online protection according to a study by research firm iTracks conducted for Verizon.

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Verizon Picks 4G LTE Technology

Verizon’s second big announcement of the week is that the company plans to develop and deploy its next generation mobile broadband network using Long Term Evolution (LTE), a technology more closely related to GSM, used by rival AT&T, which will also be upgrading to the LTE format.

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Verizon Changes Heart, Opens Up

Verizon reversed itself today by announcing the company will open its network to wireless devices, software, and applications not offered by the company. This comes just two months after the company sued the federal government to block openness requirements for the winner of the 700 MHz band of wireless spectrum.

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Verizon’s Web 2.0 Marketing Campaign

“My Home 2.0″ is a web 2.0 type of marketing campaign for Verizon to promote their FiOS service. It’s a combination TV/online reality show, kind of like Extreme Home Makeover but its not upgrading the décor as much as transforming the home and family to be technology savvy.

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Google Hits, Stays Above $700

At 9:32 AM, Google’s stock arrived at $700.43.  Regardless of what happened next, that was an important mark.  But what happened next is interesting, too: the search engine giant generally stayed above $700.

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Google, Verizon Now Best Of Pals

All of that legal nastiness between Google and Verizon over the latter’s alleged attempts to alter the conditions of the forthcoming 700MHz spectrum auction has faded, as the two may team up for a Google Phone deal.

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Senators Call For Net Neutrality Hearing

Senators Bryon Dorgan (D-ND) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) sent a letter today to Sen. Daniel Inouye, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, calling for a hearing to discuss phone and cable companies’ recent discrimination against content on their networks, and whether current regulatory protections are enough.

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Verizon Gives Up FCC Suit

After sufficient sound and fury from Verizon’s camp filing suit against the Federal Communications Commission to overturn rules governing a block of 700 MHz wireless spectrum, the telecom has dismissed its suit.

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Verizon Internet Speed Blows Away Cable

Some Verizon FiOS customers will see an increase in speed due to a new Internet service that has upload and download speeds up to 20 megabits per second.

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Atty. Gen. Teaches Verizon What ‘Unlimited’ Means

Verizon Wireless has agreed to reimburse over 13,000 subscribers that had their wireless internet service disconnected after "excessively" using their "unlimited" access plans. The New York Attorney General’s office called Verizon’s marketing tactics "deceptive."

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Net Neutrality, Now With Less Spin

Have the telecoms and cable companies just abandoned the Net Neutrality fight altogether? It used to be they staged aggressive rhetoric battles, created questionable studies, and pretended to honor Net Neutrality on their own – without legislation.

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A Neutral Net Will Save The Watchdogs

Something is starkly wrong when diametrically opposed ideologues join hands in public to protest something else. That something wrong, in a nutshell: the government and communications companies working in concert to erode the freedoms that made our country great.

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Google Challenges Verizon On Open Access

Verizon has been lobbying for changes to the 700MHz wireless auction that would remove an open access requirement permitting subscribers to use any handset they like with that spectrum.

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Verizon Claims it’s got an “iPhone Killer”

Reuters reports on a new iPhone killer (Verizon’s claim, not mine) that’s coming soon from Verizon. Sounds great. Can’t wait to try it. I doubt people will wait in line, but who knows?

Ahh, maybe this is why Steve Jobs lowered the price to $399 for the iPhone. Now that seems like an even more brilliant move.

Some things I’d like to see here:

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iPhone – Turning Off Fans

No company in modern corporate history has developed a more cultlike, devoted customer base than Apple. I’ve often cited them as an example of what other firms strive for, or should strive for, in bonding with their customers.

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(Woops) Telecoms Help Make Case For Neutral Net

One of the more parroted talking points against Net Neutrality has been verbalized this way: It’s a solution in search of a problem. Rather snide, really, if you think about it, and is a remark that usually accompanies a brush off to concerns of gatekeeper abuses.

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Hong Kong’s Broadband Is How Fast?

In case you’re still convinced there’s a true open market in broadband space and the handful of companies running it are sufficient competition for each other, consider this: in Hong Kong, you can get a fiber-to-the-home connection 20 times faster than Verizon’s FiOS connection for about the same price.

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Marketers Should Be Terrified By This!

A panel of young adults moderated by Guy Kawasaki which should be very interesting to marketers and anyone in the mobile business.

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AT&T Tilt vs. Verizon XV6800

“Release no smartphone before its time” seems to be the slogan of both AT&T and Verizon. My romance with HTC slide-style smartphones began all the way back in March of this year, when I tested the Verizon XV6700.

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Google Calls Out Verizon Over Lawsuit

Verizon Wireless has sued to prevent the eventual winner of the 700MHz wireless spectrum from conforming with FCC requirements for open devices and applications.

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CBS Mobile To Offer Content On Verizon

CBS Mobile has partnered with Verizon Wireless to bring full-length episodes of the "Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" to V Cast Video starting tomorrow.

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Will Google Bid On The Wireless Spectrum?

Tomorrow, the FCC will vote on rules, proposed by Chairman Kevin Martin, governing the auction of the 700 MHz band of wireless spectrum. Trying its best to persuade the commission to endorse neutrality in the airwaves, similar to what many want to happen with the Internet, Google succeeded in getting at least two of its four wishes granted.

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Verizon Partners With Veoh

Internet Television Company Veoh has partnered with Verizon and will offer its own channel on the Verizon Wireless V CAST service.

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Vodafone Considers Verizon Takeover?

When you read phrases like "leverage takeover" and "growing group of rebel shareholders" in the financial world, it gets your attention. If the rumor that Vodafone is planning a Verizon buyout, it’ll get everybody’s attention.

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Internet Group Argues Open Wireless Networks

The tension must be palpable in the lobbies of Capitol Hill. Just as Verizon was pleading its closed network case to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Open Internet Coalition took a whole band of experts to House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet.

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Verizon Tries To Block the Google Block

Verizon Wireless is not happy about the FCC’s draft to set aside the "Google block" of spectrum that will have conditions attached requiring that wireless customers are given more choice in how they access the network.

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Verizon Cuts Copper, Installs Incentive To Invest

A chief argument against Net Neutrality has been that it will remove incentive to invest. Recent moves by Verizon to lock customers into fiber shows that the incentive is most certainly present, and the company will do what is necessary to muscle the future into being.

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Local Search Patent Holder Threatens Everybody

Verizon is first on a London-based company’s list of lawsuits to file (or licensing agreements to be extracted) after winning the rights to a 1999 patent for location-based search. Next up: any online service offering local search services.

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Not All Goodmail Partners Have A Whitelist

Goodmail Systems announced last week that four major Internet service providers will be adding CertifiedEmail to their repertoire of email filters. The sweeping partnerships give Goodmail automatic access to some 65 percent of US inboxes.

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