iPhone X Gigabit modem won't fly
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 10:23

iPhone X Gigabit modem won't fly


Will be capped for Intel sake

There is no big surprise that iPhone X uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X16 modem and is capable of Gigabit LTE speed, but since Intel version doesn’t support this speed, both phones will be capped at the lower speed.

Verizon wants to stop states protecting consumer privacy
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Wagging the watchdog's tail


Showing the mood of the US telcos, Verizon sent a letter and white paper to the FCC, demanding that the regulator step in to stop States regulating against telco’s snooping on citizens.

Internet of Things to grow 35 percent each year
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:13

Internet of Things to grow 35 percent each year


$1.16 billion by 2020


The Internet of Things (IOT) platform market is expected to grow 35 percent annually to $1.16 billion by 2020, according to Verizon’s State of the Market: Internet of Things 2017 report.

Verizon starts spying on its customers
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Friday, 31 March 2017 12:32

Verizon starts spying on its customers


Thanks Donald


Within days of Congress repealing online privacy protections, Verizon is installing software on customers’ devices to track what apps customers have downloaded.

Verizon reduces Yahoo acquisition price by $350 million
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Yahoo agrees to pay half of all costs for non-SEC investigations


When Verizon announced that it wanted to buy Yahoo back in July 2016 for a large price of $4.83 billion, no one expected the delays that would result from the latter’s two undisclosed data breaches and consumer backlash for building tools that help the government spy on civilian emails.

Verizon's Yahoo acquisition is delayed
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Monday, 23 January 2017 23:25

Verizon's Yahoo acquisition is delayed


Yahoo's cost structure remains at lowest in decade


Earlier in July, Verizon announced that it wanted to buy Yahoo and that would close by the first quarter of 2017. Now, reports are saying that the deal is taking a bit longer than expected and will close by the second quarter of the year.

AT&T and Verizon respond to FCC's zero-rating concerns
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Unaffiliated mobile video operators end up footing the bill


A few weeks ago, Verizon and AT&T came under fire by the FCC for violating principles of net neutrality through the use of “zero-rating” data promotions.

All US carriers to issue Note 7 "brick" update after all
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Update affects less than seven percent of remaining owners

Samsung has been slowly receiving any remaining recalled Galaxy Note 7 units over the past week since it issued an expanded voluntary recall statement on its support website, as we reported.

Apple crippled Qualcomm modem to make it work like Intel’s
Published in Mobiles


Can’t have some working better than others


Apple has solved the performance gap between the Intel and Qualcomm modems on the iPhone 7 by disabling some of the Qualcomm X12 modem features so that it performs similarly to the Intel version.

AOL lays off 500 employees in regrowth strategy
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Thursday, 17 November 2016 17:55

AOL lays off 500 employees in regrowth strategy


Cuts will happen in corporate units

On Thursday, AOL said it will be laying off five percent of its staff with nearly 500 employees expected to lose their jobs as part of a regrowth strategy for its mobile and video businesses.