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Wireless Carriers Keep Your “Private” Data For a Long, Long Time Wireless Carriers Keep Your “Private” Data For a Long, Long Time
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When it comes to data retention, most of us know by now that there are multitudes of different people who hold on to your “private” data for various reasons. Of course, this is why your “private” data isn’t really “private” …

The NFL and Twitter: Doing Promoted Tweets Right The NFL and Twitter: Doing Promoted Tweets Right

If you take a trip over to Twitter today, be sure and notice the promoted hashtag that leads the current pile of Twitter trends. It may be the most timely and relevant use of Twitter’s promoted tweets program, well, ever. …

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile To Reportedly Put $100 Million More Into Isis AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile To Reportedly Put $100 Million More Into Isis

Back in November, we told you about a joint venture between AT&T and Verizon Wireless (it also includes T-Mobile, which AT&T is trying to acquire) on a mobile payments network. The offering, called Isis, allows users to pay for purchases …

Hurricane Irene: How Verizon Wireless is Prepared From Florida to Maine Hurricane Irene: How Verizon Wireless is Prepared From Florida to Maine

Verizon Wireless says it is prepared for Hurricane Irene, and is offering customers tips to be prepared as well, as the storm approaches the East Coast of the U.S. The company says its wireless and wireline operations teams from Florida …

Android Abandonment When iPhone 5 Hits? Android Abandonment When iPhone 5 Hits?
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Quite a few Android owners are willing to ditch their device when the new iPhone 5 comes out, according to research from Piper Jaffray. Although reports concerning Android consumption of late are quite positive, existing owners are apparently ready to …

Top ISPs Adopt Graduated Response to Piracy, Give Users Six Strikes Top ISPs Adopt Graduated Response to Piracy, Give Users Six Strikes
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A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a new anti-piracy campaign being pushed by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA). The deal, backed by the music and movie businesses would have major Internet Service Providers sign a …

Is Verizon Customer Service The Worst Thing Ever? Is Verizon Customer Service The Worst Thing Ever?
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To get this out of the way, I am not a disgruntled Verizon customer. I’ve never been a Verizon customer. This is not a personal vendetta being aired because I had to spend 4 hours on the phone with Verizon …

Verizon Has an Indy Car App for Android Verizon Has an Indy Car App for Android

If the Indianapolis 500 is your thing, you might be interested to know that Verizon has launched an Android app called IndyCar Mobile. It has timing and scoring during races, live audio feed during races, race schedule and points standings, …

Verizon Addresses Location Tracking, Announces New Warning Label Verizon Addresses Location Tracking, Announces New Warning Label
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In a letter dated April 19th, 2011 – one day before the Apple iPhone tracking hullabaloo all began – Verizon’s VP of government relations Peter Davidson wrote to congress concerning the topic of consumer privacy. The just released letter is …

Verizon Named Mobile Brand Of The Year By Consumers Verizon Named Mobile Brand Of The Year By Consumers

Verizon has been named the mobile networks brand of the year among consumers for the second year in a row, according to a new poll from Harris Interactive. ‚ÄúSince the change in the portability of phone numbers, switching mobile phones …

FCC: AT&T, Verizon Must Offer Roaming Deals to Competitors FCC: AT&T, Verizon Must Offer Roaming Deals to Competitors
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As AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile looms, the mobile giant was hit with a new regulation, along with other wireless leader Verizon. Today, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that AT&T and Verizon must make data roaming deals that allow smaller carriers …

Verizon Sprint Merger Not Looking Likely
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As you probably know, AT&T and T-Mobile USA announced plans for the former to acquire the latter from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in cash and stock. While the deal, expected to close in a year, has to go over …

Verizon iPhone 4 Impressions 4.5% of U.S. iPhones in Two Weeks Verizon iPhone 4 Impressions 4.5% of U.S. iPhones in Two Weeks
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Millennial Media released its monthly Mobile Mix report this morning, finding (among other things) that Verizon’s iPhone represented 4.5% of U.S. iPhone Impressions in the two weeks following the launch. Verizon is about 3 years behind AT&T in terms of …

Verizon Partners With StopBadWare To Protect Internet Users

Verizon said today it is partnering with the nonprofit organization StopBadWare to help protect Internet users from security threats like spyware, viruses and other malware. During the next three years, the organizations will work together on issues ranging from educating …

Verizon iPhone 4 Gets Called Out By Consumer Reports
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Consumer Reports blasted the iPhone 4 when it first came out for AT&T, citing reception problems. You may recall Apple’s "antennagate" scandal, where it gave away free bumpers to make up for the issue. Now, Consumer Reports is making a similar case for Verizon’s incarnation of the iPhone 4.

Verizon Updates V Cast Music App For Android

Verizon said today it gas updated its V Cast Music app for Android smartphones.

 The new version of V Cast Music is available for Android 2.1 or higher. The service allows users to buy full-track songs in an MP3 format without DRM.

A Week With My Verizon iPhone

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Verizon iPhone 4 Sales Sets Record
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Verizon said today it has stopped pre-order online orders for the iPhone 4 to its existing customers after the most successful first day of sales in the history of the company.

“This was an exciting day," said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer for Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Taking Pre-Orders For iPhone 4

Apple said today it will be taking pre-orders for its iPhone 4 on Verizon beginning at 3 a.m. EST on February 3.

Verizon said it has set aside a limited quantity of iPhone smartphones for existing  customers and orders will be shipped to arrive on February 10.

 

Verizon Buying Terremark for $1.4 Billion

Verizon announced that it is acquiring IT infrastructure and cloud services provider Terremark Worldwide in a move the company says will "decisively reshape the rapidly evolving global business technology solutions market."

The agreement is for Verizon to get Terremark for $1.4 billion, at $19.00 a share. 

Verizon iPhone Hotspots Will Cost You
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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.