Direct to Consumer is a Fundamental Platform Shift, Says Tim Armstrong

Direct to Consumer, or DTC, is a fundamental platform shift, according to former AOL and Verizon digital properties CEO Tim Armstrong. “There have been a couple times in my career where there has been what is basically a fundamental platform shift,” noted Armstrong. “I felt like direct-to-consumer was something that was going to be a platform shift.”

Verizon CEO: 5G Will Transform the Enterprise

There will be real-time enterprise solutions based on 5G says Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg. He predicts that this is a way to transform an enterprise. Vestberg also says that 5G will continue to aggressively roll out this year.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Be Built on 5G, Says Verizon CEO

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg says that 5G is much more than just your typical mobile network speed improvement. 5G is a transformative technology that will power the Fourth Industrial Revolution and changing society in the process.

AT&T CEO Slaps Down 5G Criticism by Verizon and T-Mobile

AT&T CEO John Donovan slapped down recent 5G criticism by Verizon and T-Mobile at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Those companies and some others have criticized them saying AT&T is “slapping 5G stickers” on upgraded 4G phones. Donovan says that is really just not the case.

Netflix Must Create Ad Model or Raise Prices

Netflix announced that their original movie ‘Bird Box’ generated over 45 million streams in just the first week making it the best first 7 days ever for a Netflix film. However, some analysts say that their $12 billion in debt and mounting costs will require Netflix to either raise subscription prices again or create an advertising model.

Verizon CEO: 5G Wireless Revolution to the Home Launches in 4 Cities and a Rollout to the Masses is Next

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg says that 5G wireless to the home is “a revolution” while announcing the first active 5G in homes in the world.

Verizon Business Markets CIO: We Have to Humanize Technology

The CIO of Verizon Business Markets, which is Verizon’s small business segment says that “We have to humanize technology.”

Are You Ready for the New Mobile Gold Rush?

“Are you ready for the new mobile gold rush? Of course you’re not,” said Jim O’Leary, Sr. Manager Mobile Solutions Marketing at Cisco. “Though truth be told, the pending growth in mobile video may be more like a video tornado…

Yahoo Has Interest From Verizon, IAC/InterActive, News Corp, Time [Report]

As previously reported, Yahoo is said to be having meetings this week about the possibility of selling off its core business and/or getting more out of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding. The Wall Street Journal reported late on Tuesday…

Verizon’s AOL Is Acquiring Millennial Media

AOL, which as a reminder, is now owned by Verizon, announced on Thursday that it has entered agreement to acquire mobile ad platform Millennial Media. It’s paying $1.75/share, which comes to roughly $238 million. AOL says it will use Millennial…