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A billion things are already on the IoT: Verizon

16 minutes agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Verizon reckons the Internet of Things is no longer a “nascent” market, reporting that there are already more than a billion devices out there running business-to-business IoT operations. In its “state of the market” report covering the IoT in 2015, the company predicts that the B2B IoT space will pass 5 billion devices by 2020. Show More Summary

Verizon gets local voice regulatory relief in Philadelphia

Verizon has struck a regulatory coup in Pennsylvania as the Public Utility Commission (PUC) voted to deregulate the prices the telco can charge for basic phone service in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and three other regions, a move that critics say could raise service prices for consumers, reports philly.com.

Google plans to launch small cellphone network

A Google executive said Monday that the company plans to launch a cellphone network to introduce technology that it wants to see big carriers such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T adopt.  

It’s official: Google says it wants to offer cellular service

A top Google exec has confirmed what many have been speculating for months: That the search giant wants to start offering wireless service. Google isn't necessarily looking to become the next Verizon and AT&T, said Sundar Pichai, Google's head of Android, at the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But, according to various news reports, Pichai said we'll begin […]

If Star Trek comms were as crappy as cell phones

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Verizon guy would have made an endearing science officer. (more…)

Google confirms plans to launch its own wireless service (GOOG)

Google is going to be a wireless provider just like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. Well, maybe not just like those big companies. At industry trade show, Mobile World Congress, Sundar Pichai said Google will do its own wireless service at a " small scale" to "show what's possible." Google is going to be a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Show More Summary

Verizon and Mozilla Announce Partnership to Bring Firefox OS Phones to the US

Traditionally designed for first-time smartphone buyers, Firefox OS phones have been targeted at emerging markets. The original plan was to reach developed markets in 2014, but Firefox OS phones ultimately failed to reach, for example, the US. That’s about to change. Mozilla and Verizon Wireless announced a partnership on March 1 that will bring the [...]

Verizon's Morse Code Press Release Telegraph's the Claims of Perjury

First, compare these excerpts from Verizon's press release, dated February 26th, 2015, with Verizon's District of Columbia's FiOS cable franchise agreement from 2007. See anything strange? On February 26th, 2015, Verizon put out a press...Show More Summary

Protest In Morse Code: Verizon Mocks Net Neutrality Ruling With Dots And Dashes

Internet users rejoiced with the FCC passed a Net Neutrality ruling stating that providers cannot control which customers get better internet service. Unsurprisingly, Verizon did not like this ruling, viewing it as an antiquated method for controlling 21st Century companies. Show More Summary

Mozilla's Firefox OS to Reach the US Thanks to Verizon

Mozilla today announced a number of partnerships that it hopes will hope grow the presence and availability of its Firefox operating system to more markets around the world. Notably, Verizon Wireless in the U.S. has agreed to sell Firefox-powered phones in the future. Show More Summary

A word from Verizon

(Scott Johnson) Verizon is an outspoken opponent of the government takeover of the Internet by the Federal Communications Commission. It therefore weighed in on Thursday when the FCC voted to approve an order urged by President Obama;...Show More Summary

Firefox OS Flips Into The U.S. With Verizon Feature Phones; Enters Africa With Orange And The $40 Klif

With its web-based, no-native Firefox OS smartphones launched only in 2013, Mozilla has been a late mover in mobile, with only 1 million devices shipped to date. But it continues to step up its efforts: at the Mobile World Congress in...Show More Summary

Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The free-falling Washington Wizards will look to snap a six-game losing streak when they host the Detroit Pistons at the Verizon Center Saturday night. The Wizards are just 2-11 in their last 13 contests and lost to the Pistons lastShow More Summary

Verizon Annoyed By Dish's AWS-3 Bidding Tactics

Like AT&T, Verizon Wireless is upset with the tactics used by Dish Networks in the recent AWS-3 spectrum auction. It accused the firm of artificially raising prices by creating perceived demand where in fact there was none. Dish used three smaller entities to place bids in the auction, but didn't place any bids itself. Show More Summary

Google Acquires Softcard and Partners with US Carriers On Mobile Payments

Today Google has acquired the technology and IP behind Softcard. Softcard is a joint venture between AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile to support NFC based mobile payments in the United States. While Google's original post on the Google Commerce...Show More Summary

Tech at Night: Obama administration votes for socialized Internet

I know what you’re thinking: We all heard about FCC’s controversial, party-line vote to regulate the Internet under 1930s-era phone regulations, as Verizon has so successfully mocked to the annoyance of the far left. The “Title II Reclassification” deem-and-pass maneuver has done many things, but it didn’t outright socialize the Internet yet. Show More Summary

Verizon PR Taps Out

Summary: Yesterday, in what many are calling a victory for the Internet, the FCC ruled in favor of Net Neutrality. You can find more info about the whole issue and what it means for PR here. Verizon has long been an opponent to the concept...Show More Summary

This Week In Credit Card News: AmEx Raising Interest Rates, Mobile Payment Wars Intensify

Google Buys Softcard, Teams Up with Carriers on Mobile Payments AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are selling their mobile wallet joint venture Softcard to Google for an undisclosed amount. They have agreed to pre-install Google Wallet on their Android smartphones starting this fall. [Gigaom] American Express Raises Interest Rates on Some Credit Cards American Express increased […]

AT&T and Verizon Denounce FCC on Controversial Net Neutrality Ruling

US telcos, AT&T and Verizon have condemned the net neutrality ruling laid down by FCC after the body voted to classify the Internet a public utility yesterday.

Verizon isn't happy with the FCC's Net neutrality ruling

The Federal Communications Commission Thursday adopted Net neutrality rules that would prohibit companies such as Verizon and Comcast from blocking or slowing online traffic and from offering faster... To view the full story, click the title link.

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