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The folks at SavetheInternet.com Coalition should be happy, as they have won two Webby Awards. One for their grassroots campaign to protect Net Neutrality and the other for a video about Net Neutrality. The Webby awards are sponsored in part by phone behemoth Verizon Communications, an irony since they are not friends of the net neutrality movement.
Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) criticized both AT&T head Ed Whitacre and Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) for their efforts against Network Neutrality protections during a conference call with reporters today, as the SaveTheInternet.com coalition celebrated its first anniversary.
When it comes to the smallest screen, Mobile TV is a hit with males under the age of 35, according to a new study from comScore. The study found that close to two out of three Mobile TV subscribers are male.
Mobile TV was found to be most popular among 25-34 year olds, as they have a high level of interest and acceptance of the medium. Forty-six percent of those who currently subscribe to Mobile TV are below the age of 35, and 65 percent are male. Males were more likely than average to have an interest in Mobile TV, while females were more likely to have little interest.
Google, Yahoo, and eBay have enlisted satellite carriers EchoStar and DirecTV to help them lobby the Federal Communications Commission about keeping a close eye on how spectrum auctions are conducted. The alliance aims to put tighter reins on incumbent last mile providers of broadband access.
The last mile and who controls it has been a mounting concern among the major "network-less" players like Google, Yahoo, and eBay. The concern rises from suspicion of the telecommunications industry, and its control over chokepoints.
Beyond the Web is mobile, and eventually, as all media merges, mobile is the final frontier for an all-encompassing media blitz. That’s probably why Fox Interactive Media is quick on the draw redirecting its online content to wireless Web. FIM-owned IGN Entertainment announced a deal with Verizon Wireless’ V Cast unit to create IGN Mobile Video.
Comcast veep and “uber-lobbyist” David Cohen provided a saber-rattling editorial to The Mercury News reminding the pro-Net Neutrality ilk that the sky’s not really falling without regulation. But if there is legislation passed to protect it, they can expect people to die, kids to be exposed to porn, the Internet industry to crash, and Bill Murray’s prophecy of cats and dogs living together to be fulfilled.
Things just go from bad to worse for Vonage. On top of a tanked initial public offering (IPO) and a class action shareholder lawsuit, Verizon has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) company in a Virginia federal court.
Verizon says not to worry, they’ve got Net Neutrality covered. They’re quite appalled, too, at the “cock-and-bull” and “Chicken Little stories” making the rounds in Congress and the press, which is why they’ve launched an aggressive PR campaign aimed at transcending the “rhetorical excesses” of their opponents.
The Local Search future is rosy, but it will also be rocky for many small businesses unless the complexities of running ads in this medium are laid out in advance.
With local search marketing at the forefront of e-businesses, retailers and electronic service providers are funneling their efforts into micro-scale services. Verizon Wireless announced this week that they’re continuing that trend by offering three new map-based applications for subscribers seeking traffic and fuel information on the go.
Wireless customers in Florida whose service was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina are not totally out of luck. Verizon Wireless has dispatched network technician teams in the areas that were hit the hardest.
Verizon Communications Inc. and Yahoo! will announce today their launch of a joint DSL service that is, according to the AP, half as fast but just as expensive as Yahoo!’s SBC Communications link-up. At least the DSL service will still be cheaper than AOL’s $23.90 a month dial-up. One day AOL should change its name to AWOL (America Waiting Online).
Verizon plans to announce an updated version of pay-per-click at this year’s Search Engine Strategies Conference and Expo in San Jose, California, according to Pandia’s Paul Bruemmer. SuperPages.com will feature ads that link directly to businesses’ phones to help seal the deal on a more personal level though a system Verizon calls “Pay For Calls.”
Verizon announced their wireless services are ready for the 2005 hurricane season. Verizon was quite pleased with the way their system performed during last years catastrophic hurricane season sighting a 96% call success rate in some areas just hours after the Francis gave a fair attempt at drowning the entire state of Florida.
MCI stockholder are having problems with the Verizon bid to take over the telecommunications company. Several leading shareholders are urging Qwest not to give up the fight quite so easily. With a $1.3 billion in difference between the two bids, this fight isn’t over.
Verizon Communications posted earnings of $1.8 billion for the first quarter with revenues increasing 6.6%.
Verizon has said that it will back out of its deal with MCI if MCI’s board decides that Qwest’s offer is superior.
Qwest Communications has increased its offer for MCI to $8.5 billion in an attempt to outbid Verizon.
Advertisers who have accounts with Verizon’s SuperPages can now manage their campaigns themselves. Though self-service with Verizon costs $10 a month, companies that advertise through SuperPages will now be allowed to manage their ads and the logistics associated with self-service.
Greg Sterling, the Senior Vice President of the Kelsey Group, the prominant “provider of strategic research and analysis, data and competitive metrics on Yellow Pages, electronic directories and local media,” answered some questions about the upcoming PPC offering from Verizon.
Verizon Communications unveiled plans today to launch Wi-Fi services in New York City for its Internet access customers, as part of a broader business plan for deploying public wireless hot spots.