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Huawei, guarding U.S. business, says Verizon violated patents

Chinese tech giant Huawei accused U.S. phone company Verizon of violating its patents in a lawsuit Thursday, broadening efforts to defend the company’s business in the United States amid government …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Verizon rolls out 5G Ultra Wideband network in areas of Spokane

Verizon customers are now able to access its 5G Ultra Wideband network in parts of Spokane, the company announced Friday.


Verizon to offer free Disney+ for 1 year

Verizon is offering new and current customers a free year of Disney+ as the battle for streaming customers heats up.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Samsung, Verizon launch 5G phone, entry price is $1,300

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s top seller of smartphones, released its first 5G model in the U.S. on Thursday, and early adopters and tech journalists visited Minneapolis to try it.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Longtime dream of cloud-based gaming closer than ever to coming true

Major companies from Microsoft to Verizon are exploring how to replace game downloads with internet-based game services hoping to do for video gaming what Netflix and Spotify have done with …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

Verizon takes $4.6B charge on internet ventures

Shares of Verizon slipped before the opening bell Wednesday with the company taking a $4.6 billion hit on what’s become an expensive internet foray that’s never panned out.


Verizon reorganizes structure under new CEO to prep for 5G

Verizon is undergoing a significant restructuring under new CEO Hans Vestberg, including its dominant wireless division, as it prepares to roll out its 5G technology.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018

Spokane to partner with Verizon on Smart Cities project

Spokane has added telecommunications company Verizon to it’s list of partners for a smart city project, which will add technology to improve air quality monitoring, save light energy and potentially …


Verizon says it shouldn’t have throttled California firefighters during wildfire emergency

Verizon said it made a mistake by not removing data restrictions on a California fire department’s wireless service after firefighters went over their data cap as they struggled to contain …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018

Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for …


Motley Fool: More than a phone company

The days of seeing Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) as just a phone company are long gone.


Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo

Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on …


Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo

Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on …


Net neutrality fans speak up as FCC set to strike down rules

Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years in tech and telecom circles. Now everyday folks are talking …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

Verizon installing antenna atop Crescent Building in downtown Spokane

The work, estimated at $110,000, is part of a push by the Manhattan-based telecommunications conglomerate to expand its wireless network.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017

Verizon will keep serving eastern Montana customers for now

Verizon says it will give hundreds of rural customers in eastern Montana more time to switch plans or find a new provider after members of the state’s Congressional delegation objected …


Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans

All major carriers now offer unlimited plans after years of steering people toward paying extra for using more data. Verizon, like its rivals, will start charging more for higher-quality video …


Data leak means you should change your Verizon PIN right now

Verizon confirmed Wednesday that data belonging to 6 million customers was leaked online in June. News of the incident was first reported by ZDNet.


HuffPost lays off 39 reporters, editors after Yahoo-Verizon deal closes

Thirty-nine reporters and editors at HuffPost were laid off Wednesday in connection with Verizon Communications Inc.’s acquisition of Yahoo Inc., according to the union representing the website’s editorial staffers.


It’s official: Verizon finally buys Yahoo

Under a newly bolstered Verizon, Yahoo and AOL will combine as part of a new media and technology company called Oath.


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017

Yahoo shareholders approve sale of web businesses to Verizon

Yahoo Inc. shareholders approved the $4.48 billion sale of the company’s main web properties to Verizon Communications, clearing the last major hurdle for a deal announced almost a year ago.


Cyberattacks involving extortion are rising, Verizon says

Cyberattacks involving ransomware – in which criminals use malicious software to encrypt a users’ data and then extort money to unencrypt it – increased 50 percent in 2016, according to …


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017

Verizon’s CEO is open to deal talks, from Comcast to Disney

Verizon Communications is considering merger possibilities to reset the course of the company given the fast-changing structure of the industry, and would be open to talks with Comcast, Walt Disney …


Goodman/Moynihan: Trump protects his privacy, sells ours

This law is the ultimate hack: allowing corporations to take all of our information and sell it for profit.


Verizon’s reliable reputation on the line in coming data deluge

By offering customers unlimited data, Verizon Communications is putting at risk the one thing that made it America’s wireless king: its network.


Verizon is reportedly looking for a $250 million price cut on Yahoo

Verizon is close to a new deal with Yahoo that could see the telecom giant purchasing the beleaguered Internet company for a slight discount of $250 million, according to Bloomberg …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017

Verizon offers unlimited data as mobile competition heats up

Verizon Communications Inc., the biggest U.S. wireless provider, will start selling a package that includes unlimited data, a tacit acknowledgment that smaller competitors have struck a chord with consumers who …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017

Verizon is reportedly in talks to merge with Charter, America’s second-biggest cable company

Roughly a year after swallowing up Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications could merge with yet another massive broadband and TV provider: Verizon.


Cable companies are pushing to repeal Obama-era Internet privacy rules

Some of America’s biggest cable companies are asking the government to roll back a landmark set of privacy regulations it approved last fall – kicking off an effort by the …


What could happen to Yahoo if Verizon backs away from its $4.8 billion deal

As rumors swirl about Verizon’s plans for acquiring Yahoo, business analysts say the former search giant could see choppier waters ahead if Verizon backs out of the deal, as some …