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Verizon Looking to Switch Everyone From Copper to Fiber

Internet speeds are going up and up, but the US still lags behind the rest of the world leaving many upset. Some companies charge for the bigger internet, but internet provider Verizon looks to be one of…

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Host of Potential Yahoo Buyers Emerge – Major Companies Linked

Yahoo is up for sale, and some of the major players in media and technology are keen to pick over the bones of the once-great company, with Microsoft, Google, Verizon, Time, and the Daily Mail all…

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Verizon Enterprise Breach Leads to 1.5 Million Customers Records Up For Sale

It’s not been a good year for Verizon. Earlier this month we reported on the fact that the company had been fined by the FCC for “supercookie” tracking, and now it would seem that Verizon Enterprise…

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Verizon Fined $1.35 Million by FCC Over ‘Supercookie’ Tracking

Everyone wants your browsing data, from the government to your ISP, for reasons ranging from tracking potential criminals to lucrative advertisement revenue. Now Verizon is settling with the FCC over their usage of an ad targeting…

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Apple Sued For Data Consuming “Bug”

Apple is known for a lot of things but none more than their iPhones, for better or worse. In this case, it’s again for the worse. Apple has had some problems regarding their software and just like almost…

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Guy Builds a Mobile Phone in Minecraft That Can Make Real Video Calls

One of the biggest YouTube successes of recent years has built a working mobile (or cell) phone in Minecraft that can actually call other players in-game. Jordan Maron, otherwise known by his YouTube handle CaptainSparklez, can…

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AOL Being Bought for $4.4 Billion by Verizon

Verizon is moving into the content and media business with its planned purchase of AOL. If regulators approve the $4.4 billion USD deal, Verizon will join the likes of Comcast which is not only a telecommunications…

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ISP Promotes Higher Broadband Deal for ‘Ideal’ Streaming

We all know the basics that a better internet connection means better internet experience. Well, it seems that this is all Verizon customer service employees know too and it’s over Netflix streaming again. Netflix offers two…

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Use Video to Make Internal Communications Fun

Do you know how many browser games your staff is playing? You may have key personnel so bored in that standing meeting that they’re doing an open-eyed lecture hall doze. Meetings are often looked upon as…

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Firefox OS Set to Enter the US and Other Developed Markets in 2016

Mozilla has developed its Firefox OS in order to target low-cost smartphone markets all around the world. Its recent statement claims that the company is considering to enter more developed markets next year. Mozilla has stated…

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Verizon Pokes Fun at Net Neutrality With Response Written in Morse Code

It’s no surprise that Verizon, one of the big monopolistic US ISP and mobile providers, is unhappy with yesterday’s net neutrality ruling. They, amongst others, including AT&T and Comcast, have always contested against such a decision.…

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CNN Name T-Mobile Tech Company of the Year

News network CNN has declared T-Mobile as its Tech Company of the Year for 2014. Faced with stiff competition from Apple and Microsoft, CNN posits that “no other tech company shook up its entire industry the…

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ISPs Threaten to Sue the FCC if they Enforce Net Neutrality

In response to US President Barack Obama’s statement supporting net neutrality, and asking the FCC to reclassify internet service as a utility under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act, American ISPs have come out fighting,…

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Comcast and Verizon Lowered Speed to Cogent below 0.5Mbps

New detailed measurements have been released displaying exactly how much throttling of traffic was done by major US ISP’s Comcast and Verizon through to Cogent – a backbone operator of Netflix traffic. As almost everyone in…

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Free iPhone 6 and Trade-In by Verizon

Verizon is straight into the new iPhone market, offering up a potential deal to customers wishing to have the latest Apple technology. On Tuesday, they announced a new deal offering a 16GB iPhone 6 to users –…

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Solar-Powered, Smartphone Charging Benches to be put in Boston

Soofa is a smart urban furniture company developed by Changing Environments, (an MIT Media Lab spin-off) and they’re bringing the Silicon Valley feel to Boston. As we’ve learned, this companies trendy name is derived from the acronym…

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FCC to Investigate Netflix and Verizon Fiasco

The fight between Netflix and Verizon has been escalating rapidly over the last few days, with Netflix warning its customers that the Verizon network is “crowded” and then Verizon trying to take legal action against Netflix,…

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Verizon Issues Cease and Desist against Netflix – Netflix Stands Their Ground

In a heated debate between the american based ISP Verizon and the entertainment streaming service Netflix, Verizon has issued a cease and desist asking Netflix to stop putting down Verizon’s service but to also to “provide Verizon…

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Verizon To Finally Offer Nexus 7 (2013) But Is It Too Little Too Late?

Verizon are well known for taking a painfully long time to bring certain devices onto their network, the Google Nexus devices suffering particularly badly. The Nexus 7 2013 edition was released on July 26th 2013 and…

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Verizon To Disclose Government Requests For Customer Data

Verizon is getting ready to release a detailed report twice a year in regards to the number of law enforcement requests they get for their customers data in the US and aboard. The first of these…

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Google Says Nexus 5 Will Not Come To Verizon

Google made a statement recently to the Verge which suggests that Verizon will not be offering the Google Nexus 5 handset. Google’s senior VP of Android Sundar Pichai stated clearly and simply that “the Nexus 5…

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Verizon Boosting LTE In Key American Markets, Up To 80 Mbps Download

Engadget report that Verizon have finished with a roll-out of mobile speed boosts across some parts of the USA. Verizon has upgraded many of its key 4G LTE areas to AWS Band 4 frequencies allowing the LTE…

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AT&T To Bring 300Mbps Fiber To Austin

Austin, Texas seems to be the new place to be if you are interested in a blazing fast Internet connection as AT&T has announced plans to deploy fiber in the city that will ultimately provide speeds of up to 1…

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Nokia Tablet “RX-114” Approved by the FCC and Heading for AT&T and Verizon

Until now there were rumors circulating about a new Nokia tablet said to be running Windows 8.1 RT in the works. This rumor became official when the device was approved by the FCC and will become available,…

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American Network Carrier AT&T Considering European Expansion

The Wall Street Journal reports that the American network carrier AT&T is seeking to expand into Europe in the near future. AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson said his company will consider making an acquisition of a European…

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Motorola Droid Maxx Developer Edition Now Available For A Hefty $649

Motorola, in partnership with Verizon, is now offering the Droid Maxx handset in a Developer Edition version. The Droid Maxx is now available for $649.99 on the Motorola store with Verizon and Developer Edition branding. The…

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Nokia Lumia 928 Down To $0.99 On Contract

It seems like Nokia will do anything to shift their Lumia smartphones as the lacklustre demand from the Windows Phone mobile OS stifles demand. The new smartphone from Nokia costs around $499.99 SIM-free which clearly hasn’t…