Tag Archives: Verizon

Trump’s Texts Temporarily Blocked As Spam By Carriers

Politico reports: A test run of one of Donald Trump’s most important voter-contact programs was abruptly shut down over the July 4 weekend, potentially costing the president millions of dollars in donations and raising alarms about whether the initiative will face roadblocks in the run-up to the election. Trump’s campaign used the weekend to test-drive its text messaging program, a …

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Verizon Joins Growing Facebook Advertiser Boycott

Axios reports: Verizon announced on Thursday it will pull advertisements from Facebook and Instagram, per the company’s chief media officer. Why it matters: Verizon is one of the largest companies to join a growing boycott of the social network over its content moderation policies, including how it polices misinformation about Black Lives Matter protests, and handles content posted by President …

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Pornhub “Extremely Interested” In Acquiring Tumblr

Buzzfeed News reports: Pornhub Vice President Corey Price said in an email to BuzzFeed News that the porn-streaming giant is extremely interested in buying Tumblr, the once uniquely horny hub for young women and queer people that banned adult content last December to the disappointment of many of its users. Price said that restoring Tumblr’s NSFW edge would be central …

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Verizon Seek Buyer For Tumblr After Ruining It

The Verge reports: Verizon is seeking a buyer for Tumblr, the blogging platform it acquired along with other Yahoo assets in 2017. The Wall Street Journal reports that Verizon has approached other companies in recent weeks that could be potential new homes for Tumblr. The platform hosts 465.4 million blogs and 172 billion posts, according to its about page. The …

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Tumblr’s Ban On Adult Content Goes Into Effect

The BBC reports: New rules about adult content on blogging site Tumblr, which have upset many of its users, have come into force. The site no longer allows such material but said existing posts that fell foul of its new policy would be hidden, not deleted. It also tried to reassure users that Tumblr would remain a place for free …

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Verizon Takes $4.6B Write-Down On Tumblr Division

Billboard Magazine reports: Verizon Communications has recorded a steep goodwill impairment charge on its Oath media division. The telecom giant said on Tuesday that the creation of Oath after it acquired Yahoo for $4.5 billion and merged it with AOL has led to a charge of around $4.6 billion during the fourth quarter of 2018. “The goodwill balance of the …

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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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