Verizon on Friday reported that it netted a tremendous 1.3 million subscribers in the second quarter, bolstered by the sales of the iPhone 4 and 4G Android devices. The company also announced that COO Lowell McAdam would move into the CEO position, while current head Ivan Seidenberg will stay on as chairman.
Lookout Mobile Security has unveiled a way for mobile users to get automated protection from malware. It is partnering with Verizon Wireless to deliver its Mobile Threat Network is Verizon Wireless, which will protect users of Verizon’s V Cast App Store.
Verizon Wireless customers on the carrier’s ultra-fast 4G LTE network can give up the faint glimmer of hope they may have of being able to roam onto competing LTE networks, PC Mag reports.
Verizon Wireless has plans to help developers, startups and other companies make the most of Near Field Communications to enable mobile payments as well as other applications.
AT&T had an eight-month head start with the iPhone 4, but Verizon has still ended up with a healthy 32 percent of the U.S. iPhone 4 market, according to a study by the mobile analytics company Localytics.
Total revenue from app stores like the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace will nearly double to $14.1 billion next year and will reach $36.7 billion by 2015, according to tech research firm Canalys.
Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced it would be adding 19 more U.S. cities to its list of locations with faster 4G LTE data service, bumping the total number of supported metropolitan areas up to 74. The new cities will be turned on Thursday.