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30 min ago | America's Network

Verizon lures new subs with $50 HBO, FiOS broadband bundle

Verizon is appealing to new potential FiOS subscribers with a new $50 video, broadband promotional bundle, but customers will need to be prepared for the price jump when the promotional period ends.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom, IT Services, Universal Studios, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

4 hrs ago | Wireless Week

CTIA Partners with Big Tech on Voluntary Anti-Theft Program

In the face of anti-theft legislation that would mandate cell manufacturers include "kill switch" technology in their devices, CTIA and participating companies Tuesday announced a voluntary initiative to help deter smartphone thefts in the United States.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Asurion, Enterprise Mobile, Tellme, Wireless, Emerging Technology

8 hrs ago | Light Reading

Ciena Pushing 200G for Subsea

While 100G is quickly becoming bandwidth table stakes in the submarine cable sector, Ciena announced today that the Japan-US Cable Network consortium has completed a successful trial of Ciena's 16 QAM 200G technology on a 630 km segment of its network in California.

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Related Topix: CIENA, Telecom, Marketing

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Politico

Privacy groups tell W.H. to look at EU decision on NSA, big data -...

FIRST LOOK: PRIVACY GROUPS TELL W.H. TO LOOK AT EU DECISION ON NSA, BIG DATA - The White House should heed the words of European Union high court judges as it plans how to proceed on the big data review and NSA reform.

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Related Topix: Privacy, WebMD

I4U Future Technology News

Samsung outs colorful ad for Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear

When it comes to marketing, Samsung is never short of ideas and recently Samsung has come up with colorful ad highlighting some of the prominent features of Galaxy S5 and Gear devices.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology, Apple, Startups

ComputerWorld

Some customers aren't sold on US transition to IP networks

Many U.S. residents who have written the FCC to voice concerns about the move from copper-based telephone networks to Internet Protocol are concerned about the potential effects on health from mobile-headset radiation and what happens when the electricity goes out.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Health, AARP, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

Freshnews

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: CSX Corp, T-Mobile US, AT&T, Verizon Communications and Sprint

CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog.

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Related Topix: CSX, Railroads, Verizon Communications, Sprint Nextel, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, IT Services, Startups, Versant

Iol.co.za

US embraces anti-theft initiative

Major US wireless carriers and smartphone makers have agreed to introduce tools to enable users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, responding to pressure on the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

CIO

Verizon Nixes New DSL Surcharge

Verizon Communications has removed a new DSL fee after customer objections and questions from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission .

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom, IT Services, Advanced Solutions International, Terremark Worldwide, Access Northeast, Software, Business News, Federal Communications Commission

CIO

Verizon DVR to Enable Multi-TV Viewing

Verizon Communications, a provider of voice services, is launching a new digital video recorder that will enable its fiber-based television customers to record content on one TV set and then watch it on separate sets throughout their home, The Wall Street Journal reports .

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Related Topix: Digital Video Recorders, Electronics, Verizon Communications, Telecom, IT Services, Advanced Solutions International, Terremark Worldwide, Software

CIO

Verizon, PBS, APTS to Announce TV Pact Friday

Verizon Communications, the number-two provider of telephone services in the United States, on Friday is expected to formally announce a pact between it and public television programming providers to offer public television via its new subscription video offering, Reuters reports .

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom, IT Services, Advanced Solutions International, Terremark Worldwide, Access Northeast, Software

Cellular News

Slow Global Wireless Operator EBITDA Boosted by USA Gains

The 2 percent growth in global wireless operator EBITDA in Q4 2013 was almost entirely achieved by strong US performance and within the US by growth at the top four operators according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Startups, Versant, T-Mobile

America's Network

Verizon brings 100G to the U.S. metro network

Verizon has begun its latest effort to enhance its U.S. metro network with 100G, bringing what it says is better latency and improved scalability that it has seen in deploying the technology in its long-haul network.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, IT Services, Telecom

Fortune

Forbes fumbles Obama record on merger politicization

Did you know that Obama's Justice Department selectively blocks mergers by Republican CEOs? No? Well then, you must not be reading Forbes .

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Related Topix: AT&T, US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Verizon Communications, Telecom, IT Services, Mitt Romney

Mon Apr 14, 2014

CNET News.com

T-Mobile rallies for the end of overage fees

The wireless carrier continues to change common billing practices, and Amazon is said to release a smartphone this fall with eye-tracking and 3D features.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Verizon Communications, IT Services, Telecom

SlashGear.com

T-Mobile ending "greedy, predatory" overage charges altogether

This week T-Mobile USA has made clear that they'll be trashing all overage charges for smartphones, tablets, and any other device on their network.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, AT&T

TheStreet.com

Defensive Plays for a Fear-Driven Market: StockTwits

NEW YORK -- Investors searched for safe-havens Monday morning before the market open.

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Related Topix: TheStreetcom, Media, TheStreet, Computers, Verizon Communications, Telecom, IT Services

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Turnto10.com

NSA surveillance report among Pulitzer contenders

A report that revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort is among the top finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Verizon Communications, Telecom, IT Services, Social Software

Seeking Alpha

Google Earnings Preview: Expect A Strong Quarter; Goodbye Moto, Hello Wireless?

Google will report 1Q14 results on April 16th after market close. Earnings call will be held at 4:30pm on the same day.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Motorola, T-Mobile, AT&T

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Boston.com

Tips for using your cellphone abroad

Keeping connected by cellphone while outside the United States can be one of travel's most maddening experiences, and can quickly - and often unknowingly - blow your budget.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, T-Mobile, Travel

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