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  • Why Verizon is losing more cellphone customers than ever

    04/22/2017 7:05:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/22/2017 | Brian Fung
    For the first time, the nation's largest wireless provider is losing customers faster than it can replace them. It's a major milestone for Verizon, which on Thursday reported a net decline of 289,000 cellphone subscribers over the past four months. Even though Verizon usually loses some cellular customers every quarter, it has historically lured enough back to be able to report growth in that part of its business. But recent months have seen hundreds of thousands of customers defect to competitors such as T-Mobile and Sprint, analysts say. Things could have been even worse if Verizon hadn't suddenly reintroduced unlimited...
  • Yahoo to be named Altaba, Mayer to leave board after Verizon deal

    01/09/2017 10:59:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 9, 2017 | 8:03pm EST | Aishwarya Venugopal
    Yahoo Inc. said Monday that it would rename itself Altaba Inc. and Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer would step down from the board after the closing of its deal with Verizon Communications Inc. Yahoo has a deal to sell its core internet business, which includes its digital advertising, email and media assets, to Verizon for $4.83 billion. The terms of that deal could be amended — or the transaction may even be called off — after Yahoo last year disclosed two separate data breaches; one involving some 500 million customer accounts and the second involving over a billion. …
  • LOL: Trump has better coverage than...

    11/09/2016 8:12:49 PM PST · by beaversmom · 28 replies
    Imgur ^ | November 9, 2016 | trollprozac
    ...Verizon
  • I need help

    10/02/2016 8:07:00 AM PDT · by agondonter · 19 replies
    vanity | agondonter
    I am looking for an article posted on September 9, 2016 titled "Hundreds of Verizon customers are battling data over-limit fees." I have done the search and get no returns on my search. Can someone find it and post the link for me? Thanks ever so much. Have a blessed day.
  • Hundreds of Verizon customers are battling data over-limit fees

    09/23/2016 2:21:15 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 32 replies
    Syracuse Media Group ^ | September 09, 2016 | By Teresa Dixon Murray,
    It's been an interesting week. Last weekend, I wrote about a sudden surge in my family's cell phone data through Verizon. In my unscientific survey that lasted one week, every friend and acquaintance I asked said they were having the same problem: Their monthly data use had been soaring in recent months for no apparent reason. In some cases, using more data meant hefty over-limit fees. Well, well, well. Since my column ran a week ago, I've heard from about 700 Verizon customers (and quite a few AT&T customers too) in Ohio and many other states. Most have iPhones. Some...
  • Who Owns Yahoo News?

    08/17/2016 12:54:35 PM PDT · by MrChips · 47 replies
    vanity
    Every day, more than once, I log on to the Internet. My homepage is Yahoo. There I see the headlines of the day. . . from everywhere, except from the more conservative papers. One headline after another bashes Trump, often before he can even say what they are criticizing him for saying. It is nauseating, indeed, dizzying. A constant drumbeat of negativity. Now, I know Google was involved in Obama's campaign. I know that Time-Warner (which owns CNN) is Clinton's 6th largest donor. But, this selective editing, these sins of omission when there are so many conservative papers with better...
  • Need help in controlling internet bill--

    08/12/2016 9:59:37 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 58 replies
    Vanity tech chat | Mamzelle
    No youtubes, no streaming, yet every month I use more Data. I don't have many apps. I use my phone almost exclusively.
  • Verizon to Pay $4.8 Billion for Yahoo’s Core Business

    07/24/2016 3:38:41 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 24, 2016 | VINDU GOEL and MICHAEL J. de la MERCED
    The board of the Silicon Valley company agreed to sell Yahoo’s core internet operations and land holdings to Verizon for $4.8 billion, according to people briefed on the matter, who were not authorized to speak about the deal before the planned announcement on Monday morning.
  • Verizon is offshoring jobs, records say [moving call center and IT work overseas]

    04/19/2016 3:02:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    IT World ^ | 04/19/2016 | Patrick Thibodeau
    A key issue raised by labor unions in their weeklong strike against Verizon is the offshoring of work. The unions say Verizon has plans to send more jobs overseas. Verizon isn't saying what it is doing in this respect, but there is a paper trail of documents filed by its employees that point to offshoring. The union contends that Verizon wants, in a labor contract, to shift more jobs to contractors. Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers are on strike. "They want the ability to contract work -- as much as 50% -- the great majority of that is offshore," said Marilyn...
  • Bern Slap: Verizon CEO Blasts Bernie

    04/18/2016 5:32:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Bernie Sanders was hit hard last week when the CEO of Verizon called him out on his hypocritical support of employment practices that will make it harder for Bernie’s voter base—Millennials—to earn a living wage. “Feeling the Bern of reality yet, Bernie?” Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam asked after the socialist senator accused Verizon of planning to “outsource decent paying jobs” due to “corporate greed”—and then hugged union supporters on the Verizon picket line in Brooklyn, New York. Verizon workers went on strike in Washington, D.C. and nine eastern states last week. It’s notable that New York’s presidential primary is on...
  • MSNBC: Why Is Hillary Picketing With Strikers When She Accepted Speech Money From Verizon?

    04/16/2016 6:24:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell challenged Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Bobby Mook ahead of Thursday's Democratic debate to defend the Democratic candidate's presence on a Verizon picket line. How can she have the audacity to stand with the striking employees, Mitchell asked, if she has accepted over $225,000 from the company? Clinton Campaign Manager Pressed On Clinton's Paid Speech Hypocrisy "Time and again in her career, Hillary Clinton has stood with people against powerful interests," Mook insisted.The MSNBC anchor gave Mook a second chance to explain Clinton's hypocrisy. He again deferred a straight answer, this time changing the subject to Bernie Sanders' Senate campaign that was funded by...
  • Verizon CEO to Bernie: You don’t know what you’re talking about, bro

    04/14/2016 6:42:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    How fact-checking would work if the media was actually serious about it If Donald Trump makes a statement about something that is clearly and demonstrably at odds with the facts, do you think the media will wait even five seconds to tell you about it? Or Ted Cruz for that matter? But when Bernie Sanders goes around railing on corporations for “not paying their fair share” or “not helping America,” when was the last time you saw a news report delving into the numbers to determine if his bluster was actually true? You won’t. So it’s left to CEOs themselves...
  • 36,000 Verizon workers go on strike

    04/13/2016 3:27:35 PM PDT · by matt04 · 27 replies
    36,000 Verizon workers have walked off the job Wednesday after failing to reach a new labor agreement. This is the largest strike in the United States since Verizon workers last walked off the job in 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That strike involved 45,000 workers. Most of the striking workers service the company's landline phone business and FiOS broadband network -- not the much larger Verizon Wireless network. They have gone without a contract since August, and their union, the Communication Workers of America, says it is fighting to get Verizon to come to the table...
  • Yahoo is for sale; bidders line up; Marissa Mayer is toast

    04/11/2016 7:33:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 68 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 11, 2016 | by David Goldman
    Yahoo is for sale, and bidders are lining up to grab their own, ever-shrinking piece of Internet history. The once-great Internet pioneer is entertaining offers...reluctantly. CEO Marissa Mayer would like to see Yahoo through its struggles, but impatient investors are looking for a way to cash out. Yahoo (YHOO, Tech30) has reportedly given interested parties until April 18 to make their offers. The company is expected to fetch something like $8 billion for its core Internet business. Who's buying? The list of interested parties matches the potpourri of businesses that Yahoo operates. Media companies, such as the Daily Mail and...
  • Arianna Huffington: Trump like N Korea's Kim Jong Un

    04/07/2016 6:02:40 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4-5-16 | Matt Belvedere
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is the American equivalent of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, said Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. "[Trump] is both a buffoon and dangerous," Huffington told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Tuesday — citing, in part, as her reasons Trump's proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country and what she calls "inciting violence at his rallies." The Huffington Post first covered Trump's campaign as entertainment, Huffington said. "[But] the day he proposed to ban 1.6 billion Muslims from the United States, we started covering him as a clear and present...
  • Can Frontier regroup after its bungled Verizon FiOS takeover?

    04/05/2016 1:49:23 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 36 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | April 5, 2016 | Robert Trigaux
    The reviews are in. Five days after the cable TV/Internet switchover to Frontier Communications from Verizon FiOS in the Tampa Bay market, I'm giving Frontier's performance a "C-" with a strong recommendation to improve. Quickly. I know. Folks and businesses that have no Internet or TV services give Frontier an "F" while those who can't even tell there was any switchover in companies here ask "what's the problem?" while privately expressing thanks for dodging a bullet. For Frontier, spending more than $10 billion to buy Verizon's FiOS businesses in Tampa Bay, and urban parts of Texas and California is a...
  • Verizon Is Becoming Big Government's Useful Idiot

    02/24/2016 8:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | Mytheos Holt
    Here's a question: What would you say to a company that approaches you with a new, almost entirely untested technology, promising that it will improve your life and that there are no bugs involved? Odds are that you'd be suspicious, but if the company had a sufficiently trustworthy track record, you might be inclined to give the new tech a go. If the company was sufficiently trustworthy. But what if that company had instead previously tried to solve a problem with a quick and easy solution, only to make that problem spectacularly worse due to unintended consequences? In that situation,...
  • Security flaw makes every Android device on AT&T and Verizon's wireless vulnerable

    10/17/2015 8:27:34 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Neowin.net ^ | Saturday, October 17, 2015 | By Manish Singh
    A newly found security flaw could be affecting every Android device on AT&T or Verizon’s wireless network, according to an advisory posted by the Carnegie Mellon University CERT database. The vulnerability in question targets LTE wireless networks and takes advantage of the way some US carriers have implemented the technology on their respective networks. Users on T-Mobile network are reportedly not affected. A group of South Korean researchers, on Friday, reported about a vulnerability that puts a large pool of Android devices -- every version of Android including Marshmallow -- in the United States at risk. If exploited, attackers...
  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 1:21:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. However, it’s not only the government that fills Planned Parenthood’s coffers. According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthood’s $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions. 2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more...
  • Verizon to Acquire AOL in $4.4 Billion Deal

    05/12/2015 6:18:52 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 12, 2015 | Dow Jones Newswires
    Verizon Communications Inc. is buying AOL Inc. in a $4.4 billion deal aimed at advancing the telecom giant's growth ambitions in mobile video and advertising. The all-cash deal values AOL at $50 a share, a 23% premium over the company's three-month volume-weighted average price. AOL shares rose 18% in premarket trading to $50.27. Verizon shares fell 1.6% to $49. The acquisition would give Verizon, which has set its sights on entering the crowded online video marketplace, access to advanced technology AOL has developed for selling ads and delivering high-quality Web video.