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Posts tagged “Verizon”

November 17, 2014

Premium Lock Verizon keeps its 'super cookies' to track smartphones

Verizon   Verizon Wireless, the country's largest mobile firm, said Friday it still uses this type of tracking, known as "super cookies." Verizon spokeswoman Debra Lewis said business and government customers don't have the code inserted. There has been no evidence that Sprint and T-Mobile have used such codes.

October 29, 2014

Premium Lock T-Mobile's 'Un-carrier' strategy keeps delivering new customers

T-Mobile touts its network coverage Inside T-Mobile's earnings: Technology Business Research analyst Eric Costa says T-Mobile is adding the most retail customers among the big wireless carriers due to its "Un-carrier" strategy. What's that? Costa explains.

October 23, 2014

Premium Lock Inside AT&T's earnings: Still trailing Verizon but positioning for long-term growth

Earnings    Inside AT&T's earnings report: AT&T's 2Q14 results are promising heading into 4Q14, with solid subscriber and wireless revenue growth. Both the wireless and U-verse subscriber bases continued to gain traction in 3Q14 and will continue to propel the operator forward to challenge Verizon for the top position in the U.S. market, writes Eric Costa of Technology Business Research.

October 22, 2014

Premium Lock Stormy weather: Verizon shifts cloud strategy toward hybrid IT

Verizon   Analysis: Limited penetration, increasing competition and low margins in the public cloud market drive Verizon to realign its cloud portfolio, writes Jillian Mirandi of Technology Business Research.

August 19, 2014

Premium Lock Verizon topples AT&T in wireless service tests

Verizon   Verizon tops AT&T as the most reliable and fastest wireless service provider in the Triangle and across North Carolina, according to test data compiled by research firm RootMetrics. AT&T, which topped the survey in 2013, did score best in texting.

July 31, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft, tech allies lose fight to block U.S. law enforcement from offshore email

e-mail   A judge has ruled against Microsoft Corp., saying U.S. law enforcement can force the company to turn over emails it stores in Ireland. Cisco, Verizon, Apple and AT&T allied with Microsoft in the dispute.

July 22, 2014

Premium Lock Comcast earns beat street; TW Cable deal progressing; Verizon earns soar

Comcast pursues Time Warner Cable Comcast on Tuesday beat Street estimates for earnings with high-speed Internet customer growth leading the way; meanwhile, Comcast updates Time Warner acquisition; in other news, Verizon earnings soar.

July 21, 2014

Premium Lock Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

Verizon   Verizon is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers but with a twist.

June 17, 2014

Premium Lock Tech giants seek through federal court to halt overseas snooping by US

NSA leaker Edward Snowden           Microsoft, Cisco, AT&T, Verizon and Apple are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside the country.

June 6, 2014

Premium Lock Verizon to Netflix: Stop blaming us for bad video

Verizon   Verizon Communications, the country's fourth-largest home Internet service provider, sent a letter to Netflix Inc. on Thursday, telling it to stop blaming Verizon for bad video quality or face a lawsuit.

Updated May 20, 2014

Premium Lock Texting 911 for emergencies coming to North Carolina

Tracking cell phones  In a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s, four major wireless phone companies are now providing text-to-911 services to local governments that want it. North Carolina is among the states where the program is being launched.

Updated May 16, 2014

Premium Lock Warren Buffett ups his stake in IBM, also buys Verizon shares

Warren Buffett     Warren Buffett's company disclosed a new investment of 11 million shares in Verizon Communications Inc. Thursday and increased its stakes in Wal-Mart and IBM. Berkshire Hathaway now owns 68.4 million IBM shares,

Tags: IBM, Verizon
April 24, 2014

Premium Lock Verizon's $130 billion deal to take over of all of Verizon Wireless is helping lift its profit.

Verizon   The largest U.S. cellphone carrier on Thursday posted a 23 percent profit increase in its first quarter, during which it completed the acquisition of the 45 percent stake in its wireless division from British cellphone carrier Vodafone Group PLC.

Updated April 21, 2014

Premium Lock AT&T expands gigabit Internet plan to more Triangle, NC markets

AT&T touts its GigaPower      AT&T says it will expand super-fast Internet services to as many as 100 additional cities in 25 metropolitan areas, several of which are in the Triangle and North Carolina. Apex, Garner and Morrisville have been added to the Triangle target list that already includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carborro and Cary.

Updated April 16, 2014

Premium Lock Smartphone kill switch coming? Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment

New iPhones          A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

March 6, 2014

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless ranks highest in new performance study

Wireless spectrum   Verizon Wireless ranked highest among its peers in four out of five categories in a national study by RootMetrics.com that measured network performance. In a six-month review of reliability, speed, call quality, data and text messaging, Verizon Wireless's score was 89.7 out of 100 and AT&T Inc.'s was 86.2.

February 13, 2014

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless to cut prices, double data plans in price war

New iPhones          Verizon Wireless, bowing to competitive pressure from T-Mobile US and AT&T, will double monthly data allowances for some customers and include international text messaging under existing plans. The changes were announced Thursday.

Updated February 10, 2014

Premium Lock Poll: Americans give 'C' to broadband efforts in schools

The Broadband Report: On the heels of the president's progress report on ConnectED last week, a majority of American adults rated the current state of technology in U.S. public schools with a mediocre C grade or worse. According to a new poll from the LEAD Commission, voters support the implementation of better access to high-speed Internet in classrooms to help improve that grade.

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February 4, 2014

Premium Lock High-tech firms pledge $750M to expand broadband in schools

Fiber optic network                    President Obama has secured commitments from U.S. companies worth about $750 million to get more students connected to high-speed Internet. AT&T, Sprint, Apple and Microsoft are among the companies pitching in.

Updated February 2, 2014

Premium Lock Price war: AT&T cutting family wireless plans $40 a month

New iPhones          AT&T, the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier is introducing service plans aimed at families that use lots of data, cutting $40 a month from premium users' bills. Under the new offer, families with four smartphones can pay $160 a month for 10-gigabits of shared data, unlimited calling and text messaging.

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