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Verizon Wireless Capitalizes on Consumers' Rights to FREE Stuff - Posted July 22, 2014
While Americans are known to value their privacy (it's an essential freedom guaranteed in the Bill of Rights!), there's something we value more: free sh*t. It's in this spirit that Verizon Wireless launched a nationwide loyalty program that will offer its 100 million wireless subscribers rewards in... [AgencySpy]

Social Media Newsfeed: 'Heartless' Tweet by Singapore Airlines | Hollister on Instagram - Posted July 21, 2014
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Tech Companies Call for the FCC to Make and Enforce Rules for the Internet - Posted July 18, 2014
Ever since the FCC lost the case where it tried to defend its position on net neutrality, there has been a battle between tech giants, like Google and Netflix, and ISPs like Verizon and Comcast. This back and forth has led to the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Casey Kasem Dies at 82 | FCC to Investigate Netflix Dispute - Posted June 16, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Casey Kasem Dies at 82 | FCC to Investigate Netflix Dispute - Posted June 16, 2014
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Netflix Stops Accusing Verizon of Being Slow, Starts Proving It - Posted June 10, 2014
Verizon may claim to have moved on from its spat with Netflix, but the latter isn't quite done with this business, thank you very much. After Verizon ... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Time Inc. Struggles | Netflix Shareholders Back Hastings - Posted June 10, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Time Inc. Struggles | Netflix Shareholders Back Hastings - Posted June 10, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Verizon to Netflix: 'No, You're Slow!' - Posted June 6, 2014
Oh snap, netflix. pic.twitter.com/wMfavoHOyj -- Yuri Victor ? (@yurivictor) June 4, 2014 Netflix might just be too clever for its own good. Earlier this week, the company confirmed that it had gotten a bit cheeky with V... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: MSNBC Cancels Finney | Colbert Blasts Amazon - Posted June 6, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: MSNBC Cancels Finney | Colbert Blasts Amazon - Posted June 6, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Logan Returns to CBS | DOJ to Review Music Licenses - Posted June 5, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Logan Returns to CBS | DOJ to Review Music Licenses - Posted June 5, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Video Ads | New Twitter Account for India's New Prime Minister - Posted May 21, 2014
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EFF Report: Facebook Has Your Back - Posted May 20, 2014
The Electronic Frontier Foundation released its 2014 ... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Clippers Lose Sponsors | Mockingbird To Go Digital | Al Jazeera Sues Egypt - Posted April 29, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Clippers Lose Sponsors | Mockingbird To Go Digital | Al Jazeera Sues Egypt - Posted April 29, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Earnings | Facebook Business Manager - Posted April 29, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Turkey Bans Twitter | Netflix CEO Blasts ISPs | Carney Not Prompted - Posted March 21, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Turkey Bans Twitter | Netflix CEO Blasts ISPs | Carney Not Prompted - Posted March 21, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Unmetric Names New Head Of Global Marketing - Posted February 18, 2014
Former Young & Rubicam Creative Culturalist Rick Liebling joined social benchmarking pl... [AllFacebook]

Fans Asked to Light Up Empire State Building with #WhosGonnaWin - Posted January 27, 2014
Know why most everyone keeps saying the Super Bowl is happening in New York rather than in New Jersey? Because of stuff like this. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Fans Asked to Light Up Empire State Building with #WhosGonnaWin - Posted January 27, 2014
Know why most everyone keeps saying the Super Bowl is happening in New York rather than in New Jersey? Because of stuff like this. ... [FishbowlNY]

US Appeals Court Rules Against FCC in Net Neutrality Case - Posted January 16, 2014
Net neutrality is a fairly simple concept: Everything online is free to access as fast as your connection and the servers can manage, without ISPs blocking access to any lawful site. A recent ruling by the D.C. Circuit US Court of Appeals in the case of Verizon vs the FCC could... [AllFacebook]

Big Four Wireless Carriers Are Failing to Connect With Consumers on Social Media, Study Says - Posted October 30, 2013
Social media has long been a place where consumers turn to rant about their customer service woes. While some brands have done well at adapting to the new reality, others...not so much. According to a ... [SocialTimes.com]

New On The Speech Recognition Scene: Droids With NLP Processors And More - Posted July 24, 2013
There are new Motorola Droid devices in town: The three Verizon Android 4.2 smartphones unveiled at a press event yesterday include the Motorola Droid Mini, Ultra and Maxx. The line includes what the company touts as the longest-lasting 4G LTE smartphone in the Maxx, with the vendor claiming 48 hours on... [semanticweb.com]

Mark Zuckerberg Continues To Deny Involvement In Prism; Facebook, Google Ask Attorney General To Allow Them To Disclose Number Of Secret Data Requests - Posted June 11, 2013
Facebook continued to take steps to deny any involvement in the National Security Agency's Prism initiative, in which the g... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg: 'We Hadn't Even Heard Of Prism' Before Thursday - Posted June 7, 2013
Facebook CEO and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg responded Friday to claims that the site had granted the U.S. government access to its servers. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's 1Q Lobbying Tab: $2.45M - Posted May 3, 2013
You can't get to 1.11 billion friends without spending ... [AllFacebook]

Spruce Media Bullish On Facebook In 1Q Report On State Of Advertising - Posted April 29, 2013
Spruce Media, a Fa... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Partners With Rovi For Entertainment Metadata To Enhance User, Developer Experience - Posted April 16, 2013
Facebook is integrating into its platform Rovi Video's descriptive information on millions of TV shows, movies, celebrities, sports events and more. The partnership should help users flesh out more details in their entertainment likes and status updates that tag their movi... [semanticweb.com]

Will the Public Love Verizon's Valentine's Day Phone? - Posted February 1, 2013
Today is the first day of February, which means Valentine's Day is right around the corner. The public views Valentine's Day as a symbol of everything that is both right and wrong with our society. Love deserves a day of celebration, but no one should have to choose between buying a... [PRNewser]

T-Mobile Partners with Major League Baseball, Hawks Opening Day Tickets - Posted January 18, 2013
While scrolling through my Twitter feed this morning, the first thing to jump out at this Boston Red Sox fan (Did I just alienate half our readers? Hello? Are you still there?) was a promoted tweet from T-Mobile that read: ... [PRNewser]

Watch Out Netflix: RedBox Instant Streaming Service Is Coming Soon - Posted December 12, 2012
As if there weren't already enough streaming options out there, between Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Vudu, HBO Go and even Toys R Us, RedBox has partnered with Verizon to launch a streaming service of their own. Redbox Instant, which h... [SocialTimes.com]

Study: Brands On Facebook Fail To Take Advantage Of Consumers' Attraction To Promotions - Posted October 8, 2012
Retailers' Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Touts Launch Of A Platform For Good - Posted September 12, 2012
A Platform for Good, a new online resource from the ... [AllFacebook]

5 Apps To Tether Your Verizon Phone - Posted August 2, 2012
Verizon lost a court battle this week, when the FCC fined the phone carrier $1.25 million and determined that the company must allow customers to use mobile phone tethering apps. It might take a little while before tethering apps show... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Social Media Newsfeed: Digg $500K Buy | Facebook Love | Tweet Screening - Posted July 13, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Verizon Customers Complain About Data Limits On Twitter - Posted May 16, 2012
At the JPMorgan Technology, Media and Telecom conference held in Boston today, attendees learned that Verizon plans to do away with unlimited data plans. And as word spreads through the Interwebs, folks are voicing their displeasure on Twitter. ... [10,000 Words]

Verizon Customers Complain About Data Limits On Twitter - Posted May 16, 2012
At the JPMorgan Technology, Media and Telecom conference held in Boston today, attendees learned that Verizon plans to do away with unlimited data plans. And as word spreads through the Interwebs, folks are voicing their displeasure on Twitter. ... [AllTwitter]

Newport Strikes New Retrans Deal with Verizon, Ending Blackout - Posted January 17, 2012
Newport Television and Verizon reached a new retrans agreement over the weekend, just in time for FiOS subscribers in Albany to watch the Giants-Packers game on Sunday afternoon. Unable to reach a new deal with Verizon last week, Newport pulled three of its stations from the fiber optic cable system: ... [TVSpy]

Newport Television Stations Blacked Out on Verizon as Carriage Deal Expires - Posted January 13, 2012
The Newport Television-owned stations in Syracuse, Harrisburg, and Albany have been pulled from Verizon FiOS as the company was unable to reach a new retrans agreement with the cable provider before yesterday's midnight deadline. A... [TVSpy]

Newport-Owned Stations May Go Dark on Verizon - Posted January 12, 2012
Three stations owned by Newport Television--WSYR in Syracuse, WXXA in Albany, and ... [TVSpy]

More Companies Raising Prices - Posted January 4, 2012
Three more companies have announced that they are raises prices on their goods or services: Starbucks is raising prices by one percent on some items across the Northeast and Sunbelt; ... [PRNewser]

Verizon Fee Goes Bye-Bye - Posted January 3, 2012
We wondered how long this would last. Answer: about 24 hours. That's how long it took Verizon to back down from its absurd plan to charge wireless customers $2 for each one-time ... [PRNewser]

Media General, Verizon Settle Retrans Dispute - Posted January 3, 2012
WFLA in Tampa-St. Petersburg and WJAR in Providence are still available to Verizon FiOS customers after last-minute negotiations for a new ... [TVSpy]

Verizon Fee Goes Bye-Bye - Posted December 30, 2011
We wondered how long this would last. Answer: about 24 hours. That's how long it took Verizon to back down from its absurd plan to charge wireless customers $2 for each one-time ... [AgencySpy]

WFLA Asking Viewers For Help In Verizon Dispute - Posted December 30, 2011
As time runs out for Verizon and Media General to negotiate a retransmission agreement, Tampa-St. Petersburg's WFLA is enlisting the help of viewers... [TVSpy]

Verizon Learned Nothing from BofA, Will Charge 'Convenience Fee' - Posted December 29, 2011
A leaked memo posted on Engadget reveals Verizon's plan to start charging customers $2 for each one-time online payment or bill payment over the phone on January 15. Verizon ... [PRNewser]

Verizon Android Market Share Dropping Due to Verizon iPhone? Maybe Not - Posted August 19, 2011
Lomg before Apple even hinted that the iPhone would be available from Verizon, there was a lot of doomsday speculation that huge number of AT&T iPhone customers would defect to Verizon to get improved call quality (fewer dropped calls). However, while Verizon now has an estimated 23.9% of U.S. iPhone cus... [SocialTimes.com]

First Sprint, Now Verizon: AmEx Serve Mobile Payment Service - Posted August 1, 2011
It looks like mobile payments systems are getting traction. However, the current leader is not depending on NFC (Near Field Communications) which requires special hardware in phones (like the Nexus S). American Express's Serve found a partner in Sprint last month. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Verizon iPhone Has Little Impact On AT&T iPhone Sales - Posted July 27, 2011
When AT&T was the exclusive provider of the iPhone, there was much speculation about what would happen when the day came that a competitor would start selling the iPhone. Verizon started selling the iPhone in February, and enough ti... [SocialTimes.com]

Verizon Moving to Tiered Data Plans on July 7. WiFi May Be VZW Customer's Best Friend - Posted June 21, 2011
After looking at Nielsen's report titled "Average U.S. Smartphone Data Usage Up 89% as Cost per MB Goes Down 46%," I wrote: Why Cell Phone Companies Need to Move Smartphone Users to WiFi Nielsen may need to amend their r... [SocialTimes.com]

Research Finds Women Really Like Gaming Apps - Posted June 8, 2011
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Verizon/Google Team to Block 3rd Party Android Tethering Apps - Posted June 8, 2011
You've probably seen Verizon Wireless' commercial of three people downloading media to 4G tablets while a rocket speeds to destory a 4G MiFi hotspot. If you have a 4G capable Android phone running OS 2.2 (Froyo) or newer, you don't need a MiFi hotspot since the phone can become a hotspot... [SocialTimes.com]

Verizon Selling its First Windows Phone Device Starting May 26: HTC Trophy - Posted May 20, 2011
Windows Phone 7's launch last Fall had some interesting twists for those of us in the United States. Windows Phone devices were available in Europe a month earlier than the U.S. And, when it launched in the U.S., devices were not available on the two CDMA networks: Sprint and Verizon. Sprint... [SocialTimes.com]

Skyfire Browser 4.0 for Android Brings Tighter Facebook & Twitter Integration + $3 Charge for Video Optimization (except for Verizon Customers) - Posted April 22, 2011
Skyfire provides an alternative browser for Android that is available for free in the Android Market. Skyfire 4.0 The latest release (4.0.0) is a major one that provides simpler access to Facebook and Twitter. Skyfire provides dedicated buttons for these two social netw... [SocialTimes.com]

Will Apple's iOS 4.3.2 Update Address Reported Verizon 3G iPad 2 Issues? - Posted April 12, 2011
I have a Verizon 3G iPad 2. However, since I wirelessly tether it to an AT&T iPhone 4, I haven't experienced the iPad 2 Verizon 3G connectivity and FaceTime problems that have become a hot topic. Why I Tether a Verizon 3G iPad 2 to an AT&T iPhone 4 The problem is apparent... [SocialTimes.com]

IPad 2: The Postmortem to the Big Reveal - Posted March 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_16332" align="alignnone" width="508" caption="Apple CEO Steve Jobs introducing the latest version of the iPad today in San Francisco. Photo: REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach"][/caption] So after all the hype, the fact is I was all-in ... [PRNewser]

IPad Part Deux: Better...Faster...Stronger? - Posted March 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_16274" align="alignleft" width="340" caption="Is this the new iPad? Image via Business Insider"][/caption] Pardon my excitement, but Apple's big reveal today (at ... [PRNewser]

Did you Tweet about the Verizon iPhone 4 Announcement like Everyone Else? - Posted January 11, 2011
Apple fans and Verizon customers alike were salivating this morning when Verizon announced that it would carry the iPhone 4. You can get the details on Verizon's website, but before you do, c... [AllTwitter]

Amazon Kindle Jumps 216 Spots on NBCU Index - Posted November 29, 2010
... [PRNewser]

Verizon Releases iPad Commerical - Posted November 9, 2010
Verizon released its first iPad commercial this week. In the ad, a ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Verizon Runs App Development Contest - Posted October 28, 2010
Verizon Wireless has introduced a new contest for mobile app developers. The "Verizon Developer Community Power Your App" encourages developers to enter their most innovative Android or RIM apps. Members of the Verizon Developer Community will choose the... [Inside Mobile Apps]

iPads Hit AT&T And Verizon Stores - Posted October 28, 2010
Apple's iPad goes on sales today at AT&T Wireless and Verizon stores. The tablet is popping up in various retailers this holiday season, as Apple hopes to push the iPad as this year's holiday gift. The iPad is already available in Target, Wal-Mart and... [Inside Mobile Apps]

iPads Are Coming To AT&T Stores - Posted October 15, 2010
AT&T is not letting the iPad get away so quickly. While Apple announced that Verizon is going to start carrying the iPad in stores at the end of the month, AT&T is also going to carry all three iPads in their stores beginning on October 28th. This... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Verizon Wireless To Sell iPads - Posted October 14, 2010
The iPad retail story is heating up. Today Apple announced that beginning on October 28th, Verizon Wireless Stores nationwide will sell iPads. This includes about 2,000 retail locations. Verizon will of... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Apple Rumored To Release iPhone Through Verizon - Posted October 6, 2010
Good news for iPhone users that are fed up with AT&T. Apple is reportedly set to release a new iPhone 4 by the end of 2010 that will work through Verizon next year. ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Chrome OS Tablet for Verizon Wireless Coming Soon? - infoSync World - Posted August 18, 2010
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Newmark, Sklar, Sullivan Talk Consumer Protection With Consumer Reports and Consumerist - Posted May 20, 2009
Last night's panel (from left to right) Kevin McKean, Craig Newmark, Rachel Sklar, Ben Popken and Bob Sullivan Last night, we hit a panel at 92Y Tribeca hosted by the Consumerist and Consumer Reports that foc... [Fishbowl NY]

Newmark, Sklar, Sullivan Talk Consumer Protection With Consumer Reports and Consumerist - Posted May 20, 2009
Last night's panel (from left to right) Kevin McKean, Craig Newmark, Rachel Sklar, Ben Popken and Bob Sullivan Last night, we hit a panel at 92Y Tribeca hosted by the Consumerist and Consumer Reports that foc... [FishbowlNY]

Bringing Semantic Technologies to Enterprise Data - Posted April 24, 2009
World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee declared the Semantic Web ‘open for business’ in 2008, celebrating the ratification of the SPARQL query specification by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C); the organisation of which he is Director. “I think we’ve got all the pieces to be able to go ahead... [semanticweb.com]

Implementing Commercial Applications With Semantic Search - Posted January 21, 2009
Executive Summary A common challenge facing today’s enterprise, its employees, and customers, is the ability to easily and effectively access corporate data and product/services-related information.  To obtain the accurate and specific information needed from a vast corporate network is a daunting task, especially as data grows more complex and the workforce becomes... [semanticweb.com]

Verizon, AT&T Push Mobile Olympics Coverage - Posted July 17, 2008
Verizon has inked a wide-reaching, multiplatform distribution deal with NBC Universal that gives the telco the rights to NBCU's Olympic coverage on TV, broadband... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

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