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Redbox Instant Finally Here, Kevin McAllister Ecstatic

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 month), and gives users access to unlimited streaming movies and 4 DVD credits per month. The U.S. has been waiting …

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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 and extra software placed into the update by Samsung, U.S. carriers take weeks or months to tailor operating system updates. …

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Samsung Galaxy Camera Heads To Verizon

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 added bonus – 4G LTE. The Verge reports that a 4G LTE Galaxy Camera suddenly showed up on Samsung’s Web …

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Verizon Patents A DVR That Spies On You

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 device that makes its previous tracking efforts seem sophomorish in comparison. Ars Technica reports that Verizon has just filed a …

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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 their personal info – a coupon. Verizon will begin sending messages out to its customers this week asking them to …

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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 across a help section about the service, which has now been removed from public view. According to Roettgers, the section …

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Verizon, Time Warner Cable Announce Their Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Plans

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. A leak has already detailed AT&T plans, but we didn’t know what the other ISPs would do until recently. Ars …

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HTC Droid DNA 1080p Smartphone Announced

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, a 2020mAh battery, and 16GB of internal storage. The device will also come with built-in wireless charging technology, NFC support, …

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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 carrier did emphasize, however that business applications submitted to the Private Application’s Store for Business will still be available for …

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Verizon Highlights Its Privacy Policy in the Wake of Windows Phone Rumors

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’ location and web browsing data, and Microsoft isn’t budging on user privacy. Though neither Verizon nor Microsoft have verified the …

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iPhone 5 Glitch Messes With Date And Time

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 displayed. There’s a big thread about this in Apple’s support forums. The thread starts with a user saying: So, I …

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Verizon Might Cancel Its Entire Windows Phone 8 Line [Rumor]

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 it looks like Verizon might not even carry a single Windows Phone because Microsoft cares too much about your privacy. …

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