Anyone who’s watched online videos (including those on TechCrunch TV) is probably familiar with the pre-roll ad format, where you have to watch a short ad before you get to the video that you actually want to see. Well, Facebook is testing a less obvious variant — ads that play after the video instead. Show More Summary
Ready for some in-your-face(book) football? According to the WSJ, Facebook is now showing NFL news, highlights and fantasy info in US feeds, topped off by clickable Verizon ads. The social network said the new arrangement was a "small video sponsorsh...
Time and time again we're told by incumbent ISPs that if lawmakers give them "X," we'll soon be awash in all manner of miraculous network investment and job creation. Sometimes "X" is an acquisition, as when AT&T promised to magically increase competition if it was allowed to remove T-Mobile from the marketplace. Show More Summary
Facebook and the NFL have partnered to start distributing video clips on the social network along with video ads.
They're running out of feature phone users to upgrade. What's next?
By now, we've made it pretty clear that while Title II is being portrayed as a big, scary bogeyman by the nation's largest ISPs, it's really only a regulatory burden if you're doing something wrong. And while ISPs like Verizon, Comcast...Show More Summary
The wireless carrier has struck a blow that will help it and one of its key competitors.
Shares of fiber optic networking equipment vendor Ciena (CIEN) are up 36 cents, or 1.9%, at $19.84, after Cowen & Co.’s Paul Silverstein a short while ago reiterated an Outperform rating on the shares, writing that his “checks” suggest the company is “highly likely to be selected as one of the two key suppliers for Verizon Communications’s [...]
The two big carriers are looking to the spectrum auction to boost their capabilities over competitors.
For years, major Internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon have told the FCC and Congress that adopting strong Net Neutrality rules would harm investment and prevent companies from building out their broadband networks. This...Show More Summary
T-Mobile's has released a new video for the holidays, starring CEO John Legere. Legere sits by a fire reading a story about how worried AT&T and Verizon are about T-Mobile's gains in the last year. He says a little about T-Mobile's Q3 numbers, including the carrier's record growth.
If there’s one thing T-Mobile CEO John Legere loves to do, it’s troll his rivals. Legere’s whole tenure as T-Mobile’s chief executive has been marked by relentless bashing of other wireless carriers, as he’s taken particular glee going after AT&T. Show More Summary
T-Mobile's has released a new video for the holidays, starring CEO John Legere. Legere sits by a fire reading a story about how worried AT&T and Verizon are about T-Mobile's gains in the last year. He says a little about T-Mobile's Q3 numbers, including the carrier's record growth. Show More Summary
So Verizon sends you a new phone worth hundreds of dollars. FedEx claims it was delivered and that you signed for it, though that’s impossible because you were miles away from home when the delivery allegedly occurred. Neither company will do anything about the issue and both blame you. What’s a decent human being to do? One Verizon customer here … [More]
Back in 2013, Verizon ran a successful 200 Giga-bits-per-second (200Gbps or 200G) trial in collaboration with communications equipment manufacturer Ciena. The trial was done over optical fiber using a single wavelength. Well - trials are trials - done in optimized and controlled laboratory type settings by people in white lab coats. Show More Summary
Last month, my two-year contract with Verizon finally expired so I treated myself to an iPhone 6 Plus. The phone had already been out for about two months at that point, so I knew what to expect. In terms of sheer size and quality, the iPhone 6 Plus' giant screen was a huge improvement over my iPhone 5, which now feels as tiny as a Tic-Tac. Show More Summary