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Verizon out to be more than `dumb pipe` with Yahoo buy

Verizon out to be more than `dumb pipe` with Yahoo buy

Verizon is focusing on synergies, not job cuts, with its multi-billion-dollar buy of faded internet star Yahoo, executives said Monday at a TechCrunch Disrupt conference here.

Verizon launches 'connected car' product for older vehicles

The monthly service charge for Verizon`s new product aimed at modernizing older cars is $15, said Erik Goldman, president of Verizon Telematics.

Microsoft builds support over Ireland email case

Microsoft said Monday it had secured broad support from a coalition of influential technology and media firms as it seeks to challenge a US ruling ordering it to hand over emails stored on a server in Ireland.

Verizon offers free iPhone 6 in return for 2-year contract, used phone

Verizon Communications will give subscribers who trade in an old iPhone a free iPhone 6 in exchange for a two-year contract.

Mobile wallet rebrands as Softcard

US mobile payments firm Isis has officially changed its name to Softcard, completing the process of distancing itself from a militant Islamic group sometime known by the same acronym.

Isis mobile wallet abandons name to militant group

Mobile wallet service Isis is changing its name to distance itself from an acronym used to refer to militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Netflix to stop messages that blame Verizon for slow streaming

The messages, which appeared on screen when a video was buffering, were a "small scale test" that will end on June 16, Netflix spokesman Joris Evers said in a post on the company`s blog. But he left open the option that the alerts could resume. "We will evaluate rolling it out more broadly," he said.

Google to launch own wireless network

Google is reportedly planning to launch its own wireless network.

Vodafone, Verizon investors back $130 bn Verizon Wireless deal

"This is the largest single return of value to shareholders in history," Vodafone Chairman Gerard Kleisterlee told the shareholders at a meeting in London.

'India asked Verizon to block access to websites'

India had asked American telecom giant Verizon to block access to certain websites in the country last year, the company has claimed.

Verizon reveals govt. made 320,000 user snoop-data requests in 2013

Mobile carrier Verizon has reportedly said that it received 3,20,000 snoop-data requests about consumers by the US government as part of its mass surveillance programmes.

Verizon reveals 320,000 US data queries in 2013

Verizon today became the first major US telecom carrier to release a "transparency report," and said it received 320,000 data queries last year in the United States alone.

Verizon to publish transparency report disclosing govt.`s `snoop-data` requests

Verizon Communications has reportedly said that it will issue its transparency report disclosing the number of user data requests made by law enforcement agencies in the US and abroad.

Apple iPhone 5S, 5C among top three sellers at major US carriers

Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley said that the latest iPhones have been among the top three sellers at all four major US carriers during the past three months.

'Big data, mobility threats too complex for one co to handle'

Even as companies are beefing up investments to counter attacks on new platforms like cloud and mobility, lack of human capital and increasing sophisticated attacks make it difficult for any one firm to alone address the challenges, technology giant Verizon said.

AT&T buys spectrum from Verizon Wireless in $1.9 billion deal

The spectrum, in the 700 MHz band, covers 42 million people throughout the United States.

AT&T eyes Vodafone post Verizon deal: Report

The potential deal could fetch about 80 billion pounds, analysts say.

Vodafone confirms talks about stake sale in Verizon Wireless

British telecom major Vodafone is in talks with US-based Verizon Communications to sell its 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless estimated to be worth over USD 100 billion.

Verizon devices found hack-prone and able to intercept phone records

According to the report, the team of security researchers then further demonstrated cloning of cell phone that runs on CDMA network by remotely collecting its ID number through any femtocell it connects to.

US declassifies phone program details after uproar

US` intelligence official is declassifying details about program saying collecting America`s phone records and US internet use of foreign nationals overseas were necessary to detect terrorist threats.