Tag Archives: Verizon

REPORT: Yahoo + AOL = “Oath”

Business Insider reports: When Verizon merges Yahoo with AOL after its acquisition of Yahoo closes, the newly created division will get a new name. And that new name is “Oath,” sources tell Business Insider. In a deal that was first announced last July, Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s core internet business for about $4.83 billion in cash. Yahoo will then be ...

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Verizon Buys Yahoo For “Chump Change”

Fortune calls it the “saddest $5B deal in tech history.” They write: Yahoo was once the king of the Internet, a $125 billion behemoth as big in its time as Facebook or Google are today. Now it’s being sold to Verizon for comparative chump change. On Monday morning, Yahoo is expected to announce the end of the long process to ...

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Verizon Drops Sportsman Channel Over Low Viewership, Network Screams Rights Are Violated

Citing low viewership, Verizon has dropped the mostly unwatched Sportsman Channel, which is really only known for carrying Sarah Palin’s latest reality show attempt. Visitors to the channel’s website are now greeted with a splash screen which calls on their 57 viewers to deluge Verizon with complaints for violating their God-given freedom to watch shitty hunting shows.  And speaking of ...

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Verizon Buys AOL For $4.4 Billion

Via CNN Money: Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, or $50 a share, the companies announced Tuesday. The deal aims to create a major new player in the digital media business by combining one of the biggest mobile network providers with a leading content producer. It’s part of Verizon’s plan to dominate a future in which all content ...

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One Million Moms Vs Verizon

You knew this one was coming. Dear Joe, Verizon has a new commercial where the whole ad is based on the slogan “half-fast” internet. This double entendre is repeated over and over again. The entire commercial’s dialogue has various people, mostly families, including a mother in front of her child, saying half-fast instead of half-a$$ed. Verizon should be more responsible ...

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Obama: Nobody’s Listening To Your Calls

President Obama today addressed the latest flap: “When it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your telephone calls. That’s not what this program is about. What the intelligence community is doing is looking at phone numbers, and durations of calls; they are not looking at people’s names and they’re not looking at content.  If the intelligence committee actually ...

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FCC: Verizon Can’t Charge For Tethering

Verizon has been fined $1.25M for charging customers who used a third-party app to evade their tethering fee. The company had asked Google to remove “tethering” apps from its Android Market. Tethering allows users to plug a smartphone into a computer and use the phone’s cellular connection to power the computer’s Internet access. The apps circumvented Verizon’s own tethering service, ...

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Verizon Will Charge You To Pay Your Bill

If you think you’ve heard it all, hang on to your thinker. Verizon is about to launch a $2 charge for customers who pay their bills online or over the phone. Beginning on Jan. 15, Verizon will charge all customers a $2 “convenience fee” for paying their cellphone bill online or over the phone, according to documents obtained by Droid-Life. ...

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Verizon Workers Go On Strike

Verizon made $27 billion in profit revenue in just the last quarter, but wants employees to give up some of their health and pension benefits.

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Verizon Ends Unlimited Data Plans

Verizon has become the latest carrier to stop offering unlimited data plans. That means subscribers will have through the end of today to lock in the carrier’s $29.99 monthly unlimited data plan — or fall into a new tiered model charging between $30 to $80 a month. Rumors surfaced in recent weeks that the Basking Ridge-based carrier, the nation’s largest ...

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The Verizon Guy Comes Out

Now that the long run of Verizon’s “Can You Hear Me Now?” campaign is over, actor Paul Marcarelli has come out and is talking about the anti-gay abuse he endured while playing the character known as Test Man. Marcarelli has a home in Guilford, Connecticut, and five summers ago, kids in an SUV began driving past at night, yelling, “Can ...

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Unicorns Are Real

The release of long-believed to be mythical Verizon iPhone was announced today.

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Sam Seder On Net Neutrality

What do we have to fear from Google and Verizon?

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No More White Pages For New York?

Verizon has asked New York state regulators to give them permission to discontinue annual delivery of the residential White Pages. The company estimates that it would save nearly 5,000 tons of paper by ending the automatic distribution of the books. Only about one of every nine households uses the hard-copy listings anymore, according to Verizon, which cited a 2008 Gallup ...

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Verizon Votes Down Trans Protections

Verizon shareholders have voted to reject a proposed amendment to the company’s employment policies which would have added gender identity protections. Preliminary results showed that the resolution, which was opposed by the company’s board of directors, won 17 percent of shareholder approval. It takes 3 percent for a proposal to come back, which it achieved. According to Alberto Canal, of ...

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