Confirming a report from over the weekend, Verizon announced today that it’s planning to snap up Edgecast, a content delivery network firm that powers the likes of LinkedIn, Pinterest, and WordPress.
Verizon’s new Ellipsis 7 tablet is crummy and overpriced — but that’s not why it bothers me.
Intel is apparently in talks to sell off its Intel Media division to Verizon, according to an AllThingD report that cites unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
Cloudera is embracing the cloud in a big way.
Aneesh Chopra, former chief technology officer for the White House, said it’s not out of the realm of possibility, as Verizon has long been involved with the project.
Apple and Samsung don’t share a lot, although their patent lawyers might disagree. But the two leading smartphone manufacturers shared top honors in the latest J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey, released today.
There aren’t any big surprises in Verizon’s third quarter earnings report — just steady success.
Verizon is giving customers one more reason to never step foot into its stores.
Your mobile phone carrier knows what you want before you do.
Verizon plans to populate several data centers with thousands of AMD-based micro servers.
Verizon is rebooting its cloud efforts today with the launch of Verizon Cloud, a new infrastructural service comprised of Verizon Cloud Compute and Verizon Cloud Storage.
Last month Kantar Worldpanel numbers showed iPhone and Windows Phone were growing faster than Android in the U.S. market. In new results released today, iOS and Windows Phone are up again, while Android market share has decreased.
T-Mobile’s getting serious about competing with Verizon and AT&T, both of whom are capturing record numbers of iPhone and Android smartphone customers, announcing an “unprecedented” deal today: zero dollars down for all phones and tablets.
iPhone sales jumped dramatically at Verizon. And Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty recently upped her forecast of the number of phones Apple is selling this quarter.
Are we in for some surprises with Apple earnings next week?
Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, AOL, and Apple might breathe a little easier today as NSA Director General Keith Alexander lends credibility to their testimony.
When Edward Snowden leaked the news about PRISM, we thought it was just 9 U.S. companies that were sharing customers’ data with the National Security Agency (NSA). Now it looks like literally thousands of technology, finance, and manufacturing firms are working with the NSA, CIA, FBI, and branches of the U.S. military.
The conventional wisdom in the smartphone market is that Android is overtaking everything else. But in surprising news released this morning by Kantar, Apple’s iPhone and Microsoft’s Windows Phone are actually growing market share faster than Android.
This is a great opportunity to upgrade your phone if you’ve been waiting for a while, but bear in mind that discounts on iPhones are always a good sign that a new model is coming soon. In addition, there is some fine print.
Verizon wants to own all of subsidiary Verizon Wireless’ stock. And it’s willing to spend $100 billion in cash and stock to make it happen.
Verizon is the king of fast cellular networks in America, or so it says. And it’s hard to argue with the company’s numbers.
Those are big numbers, but the even bigger implication is what this means for Apple’s iPhone market share in the key U.S. market.
FreedomPop, which already offers free wireless Internet service, is announcing a partnership with TextPlus today that will enable it to also offer free voice calls and free texts.
On Monday, the company was serving 110 gigabytes of data per second, almost without a hiccup, not counting the livestreams — 170 thousand simultaneous streams of live video, pushed out over the Internet.
Next week, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE service will take the unprecedented step of landing in its 400th market, showing the company’s dominance in next-generation wireless service.
In his new book The Fine Print, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston tell us, among other things, what’s wrong with the Internet in America. The answer is fairly depressing: It’s too slow, too expensive, and too controlled by a duopoly of AT&T and Verizon.
Verizon Wireless posted encouraging second quarter numbers, bolstered by increased revenue from smartphone sales and the shift from copper to fiber optics’ FiOS for wireline and Internet customers. The No. 1 U.S. mobile carrier announced Thursday a $1.83 billion quarterly profit on $28.552 billion in revenue.
New Verizon customers will no longer have the option of choosing an unlimited data plan for their smart devices. The wireless carrier is rolling out new tiered data plans July 7, reports DroidLife.
Michael Abbott, VP of Engineering at Twitter, will be joining us for an opening fireside chat on Monday. Michael helps lead Twitter’s mobile efforts, working closely with co-founder Jack Dorsey. As such, he can speak to mobile product development. Yes, he was referenced in that recent article by Fortune about the leadership shuffles and strategy discussions happening at Twitter…
AT&T is budgeting up to $19 billion this year to improve its nationwide phone network, a 5 percent to 10 percent increase over its $17.3 billion investment last year, the company said today.
Not too long after Apple dropped its VoIP restrictions on the iPhone, we reported that Skype was eagerly working on a 3G-enabled version of its iPhone application. Now we’ve learned that Verizon and Skype have teamed up for a 3G-enabled version of Skype mobile on several of its smartphones as well.
Carriers like AT&T and Verizon are facing weaker growth in wireless subscribers than they have in the last five years, and costs of their data network are going up as revenue growth starts to taper off. That’s why J.P. Morgan analyst Mike McCormack, who sees “deteriorating wireless fundamentals,” downgraded the two companies yesterday. We just reported yesterday how T-Mobile is seeing slower activity.
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