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Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone's Verizon Wireless Stake

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Verizon Communications is preparing a $100 billion cash and stock bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone Group, reports Reuters. Verizon’s board is expected to discuss the potential buyout next week ahead of its annual shareholder meeting. Verizon Communications and UK-based Vodafone formed Verizon Wireless as a...
Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone's Verizon Wireless Stake

Verizon to stop offering standalone DSL

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Verizon Communications next month will stop offering high-speed Internet without landline phone service, a move that flies in the face of the trend of consumers ditching their home phones for mobile handsets....
Verizon to stop offering standalone DSL

Google, other tech firms among top lobbying spenders in US

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Google, AT&T and Verizon Communications were among the top corporate spenders on lobbying the U.S. government in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to information released this week by the U.S. House of Representatives....
Google, other tech firms among top lobbying spenders in US

Verizon Chief's Pay Tripled

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Verizon Communications more than tripled Lowell McAdam's total compensation last year when it appointed him chief executive....
Verizon Chief's Pay Tripled

Is Detroit buying Verizon’s LTE-connected car vision?

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AT&T may have its sights set on connecting the home, but its archrival Verizon Wireless has a more mobile target in mind: the connected car. It has long talked up its dream of connecting anything with wheels and a motor to its LTE network, but in recent weeks it has...
Is Detroit buying Verizon’s LTE-connected car vision?
Verizon: Damn The Cable Cutters, Full Pay TV Ahead

Mobile Growth Drives Higher Verizon Revenue

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Increases in mobile service revenue and in consumer broadband at Verizon Communications drove revenue and net income growth for the company in the second quarter......
Mobile Growth Drives Higher Verizon Revenue

Verizon says fixing Sandy's damage to wired services may take weeks

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Consumers in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy may not get wired phone, Internet and video service back for as long as two weeks, Verizon Communications warned, while the FCC reported continued slow progress by carriers in restoring mobile coverage. The wired service outages could include the company's...
Verizon says fixing Sandy's damage to wired services may take weeks

Verizon CFO Shammo addresses iPhone 4 sales, FiOS

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Speaking at the Deutsche Bank 2013 Media, Internet, and Telecom Conference, Verizon Communications Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo, the executive said that the company has no interest in offering additional commissions for sales staff to sell low end phones over the free iPhone 4 with contract on the carrier. The...
Verizon CFO Shammo addresses iPhone 4 sales, FiOS
Verizon CEO calls T-Mobile's plan to end phone subsidies 'a great idea'

Verizon Wireless Pays Another Big Dividend, Avoids a Tax Hike

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Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile network, will pay its shareholders an $8.5 billion dividend before the end of the year, after a $10 billion payout in 2011. That means another big payday for the two shareholders of the mobile venture, Verizon Communications and the U.K.’s Vodafone Group. And it...
Verizon Wireless Pays Another Big Dividend, Avoids a Tax Hike

Verizon revenue up on mobile, broadband growth

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Verizon Communications posted revenue and net income gains for the first quarter of 2012, with mobile and broadband customer additions driving the numbers....
Verizon revenue up on mobile, broadband growth

FCC looks to regulate middle-mile connections

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will look into new regulations of middle-mile broadband connections used by many businesses and owned largely by AT&T and Verizon Communications, the agency said....
FCC looks to regulate middle-mile connections

Verizon adds 1.2M mobile subs while FiOS growth continues

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Verizon Communications is the first U.S. operator out of the gate in the second quarter earnings heat, reporting 1.2 million new net subscriber adds in its wireless division and 134,000 new FiOS residential broadband customers in its wireline group. Verizon Wireless ended June with 94.2 million retail customers, 88.8 million...
Verizon adds 1.2M mobile subs while FiOS growth continues

Digits Live Show: Verizon’s Tangled Web

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Verizon’s Tangled Web: As Verizon Communications pushes for more cable-television and high-speed Internet subscribers, a new competitor is emerging: its own subsidiary, Verizon Wireless. Thomas Catan has details on The News Hub. Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom vs RapidShare’s Schmid: In contrast to Megaupload’s flashy owner, Kim Dotcom, RapidShare’s Christian Schmid kept...
Digits Live Show: Verizon’s Tangled Web
Verizon looks beyond mobile phones for increased revenue in coming years

XO fulfills its fiber fantasies with 100-gigabit long-haul network

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Nationwide fiber backbone provider XO Communications has launched a 100-Gbps network from coast to coast, boosting its overall transport capacity by a factor of 10. While other operators like Verizon Communications have deployed 100G networks in big metro markets, XO claims it is the first US operator to complete the...
XO fulfills its fiber fantasies with 100-gigabit long-haul network

Star VCs Invest Millions In A Startup That Will Change How You Pay Your Phone Bill

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Andreessen Horowitz is leading a $15.5 million round of venture funding for ItsOn Inc, a developer of software that supports more flexible mobile billing options like sponsored data services and split billing for work and personal use. ItsOn, which has had funding from Verizon Communications, Vodafone...
Star VCs Invest Millions In A Startup That Will Change How You Pay Your Phone Bill

Redbox Instant by Verizon launches its $8/month Netflix rival this month, with 3 majors on board

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Redbox Instant by Verizon, a joint venture between Redbox and Verizon Communications, has just unveiled more specifics around the soon-to-launch service, with various deals in place with major Hollywood studios, channels and device manufacturers. Redbox Instant will launch as a beta service this month, landing with an $8.00 per-month subscription...
Redbox Instant by Verizon launches its $8/month Netflix rival this month, with 3 majors on board

BlackBerry Expands Board, Adds Two Former Telecom Execs

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BlackBerry added two seats to its board Thursday, naming a pair of longtime telecom execs as directors. Joining the company’s board: Richard Lynch, formerly an executive vice president at Verizon Communications, and Bert Nordberg, who once served as CEO of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. Their addition raises the number of...
BlackBerry Expands Board, Adds Two Former Telecom Execs

Vodafone shares reach 10-year high

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Rumoured £161bn takeover bid by US firms AT&T and Verizon would dwarf AOL's acquisition of Time Warner in 2000Vodafone's shares hit a decade high on Tuesday on renewed rumours that the mobile phone company may be subject to a £161bn bid - which would smash previous takeover records.Shares in Vodafone...
Vodafone shares reach 10-year high

Verizon Says Must Comply With Data Requests

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Verizon Communications Inc. takes steps to safeguard its customers’ privacy but has to turn over information when ordered to by a federal court, the company’s general counsel said in a memo to employees Thursday. The comments follow the publication of a secret court order requiring Verizon to provide data about...
Verizon Says Must Comply With Data Requests
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Report: NSA, FBI collecting content from Google, Facebook, other services

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The U.S. National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have access to servers at Google, Facebook and other major Internet services, collecting audio, video, e-mail and other content for surveillance, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.The surveillance is taking place under a classified program called PRISM, which was...
Report: NSA, FBI collecting content from Google, Facebook, other services

Vodafone CEO Leaves Options Open on Verizon

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Vittorio Colao, chief executive of Vodafone Group, left the door open to the possibility of a near-term deal that would change the ownership of one of the most closely watched partnerships in the telecom industry: Mobile-phone giant Verizon Wireless. Asked in an interview whether the ownership of U.S.-based Verizon Wireless...
Vodafone CEO Leaves Options Open on Verizon

Verizon Raises Prices on FiOS Internet, TV Service

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Verizon Communications raised the price for its FiOS Internet service after increasing the speeds that it offers, a move that capitalizes on rising demand for data....
Verizon Raises Prices on FiOS Internet, TV Service

WSJ: Verizon and AT&T to carry iPad 3 LTE

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WSJ: Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. will sell a version of the coming iPad that runs on their newest fourth-generation wireless networks, according to people familiar with the matter, as the battle to cash in on big investments in mobile broadband heats up. Share this:TwitterFacebook...
WSJ: Verizon and AT&T to carry iPad 3 LTE

With Verizon Wireless, Vodafone investors want Verizon to pay at least $120B or look at acquisition

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The never-ending game between Verizon Communications and Vodafone continues. Following news this week of Verizon’s $100 billion bid for Verizon Wireless, the two company’s joint venture, six major investors have reportedly rejected the terms and said Verizon should pay more. In fact, their counter offer is $120 billion or acquire...
With Verizon Wireless, Vodafone investors want Verizon to pay at least $120B or look at acquisition

On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant is now available on LG Smart TVs

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On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant, a joint venture between Redbox and Verizon Communications, is now available on LG’s Smart TV platform. Over 40 models are supported at launch, allowing users to connect to the service and start watching content without any additional hardware or set-top boxes. Redbox announced the...
On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant is now available on LG Smart TVs

AT&T to buy Verizon spectrum for $1.9B

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AT&T will buy mobile spectrum in the 700MHz band from Verizon Communications for $1.9 billion, AT&T said Friday....
AT&T to buy Verizon spectrum for $1.9B
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