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A look at the new Verizon/Yahoo homepage

With Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo being confirmed his morning, the new combined Verizon-festooned Yahoo homepage is already active.

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Why a Verizon and Yahoo merger would be like Microsoft snapping up CompuServe

Cultures collide, it happens. But this one is a bad idea.

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Verizon unveils ‘virtual network services’

Hard on the heels of a similar pitch from AT&T, Verizon this morning is taking the wraps off a lineup of Virtual Network Services (VNS) that it bills as a natural extension of data-center virtualization that promises enterprise WAN...

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Facebook brings high-speed laser communications into focus

Facebook says it has developed a laser detector that could open to airwaves to new high-speed data communications systems that don't require dedicated spectrum or licenses.

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Telcos should only retain metadata to fight serious crime, EU judge says

Governments may order telcos to retain customer data, but only to fight serious crime, a top European Union judge has advised.

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Attackers could steal millions through online phone verification systems

A researcher finds he could earn millions of dollars by abusing the online phone verification systems used by Google, Microsoft, and Instagram

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Why internet access is a basic human right

The UN’s declaration that internet access is a basic human right may sound silly, but its actually a big deal for net neutrality.

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Like smartphones, IoT communications going long distance

The world's newest mobile telecoms network went into operation this week, but it's not for smartphones. The network, built by South Korea's SK Telecom, is dedicated to gadgets that connect to the so-called internet of things.

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Did Europe just fix emergency cellular call location?

Advanced Mobile Location, developed by BT with the help of HTC and EE, can determine a mobile phone user’s location 4,000 times better than the current system.

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Qualcomm wants to bring LTE to more IoT devices

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are common in sensor devices, but Qualcomm's out to make LTE a common feature in such devices.

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Consumers’ love for streamed TV keeps growing

A Limelight Networks survey shows streamed over-the-top TV grew strongly. Cable providers are preparing with capped usage plans.

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Mobile network operators must offer unlimited data, says vendor

Mobile network operators should use optimization technology to provide unlimited data to subscribers—including video, says Openwave Mobility.

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Why internet access is a modern necessity, not a luxury

If you consider internet access a necessity of modern life, then you should be in favor of net neutrality.

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Mobile broadband satellite breakthrough: Vehicles stay connected while on the move

A new kind of antenna could bring broadband to remote or infrastructure-damaged parts of the world—and do it while the user is moving.

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AT&T moves Wi-Fi calling needle forward for users of some Android devices

Having provided the option for iPhone users looking to make such international calls back in March, AT&T today announced that owners of certain Android devices will now also have access to Wi-Fi calling. So if you’re stuck in...

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Ericsson will lay off 3,000 this summer, says Swedish newspaper

Ericsson is preparing to lay off between 3,000 and 4,000 staff this summer, according to Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

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U.S. appeals court upholds net neutrality rules, but fight is not over

An appeals court has upheld the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's controversial net neutrality rules, passed in 2015.

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Verizon’s ‘Can you hear me now?’ guy is now selling us Sprint. This is wrong.

Paul Marcarelli – an actor better known as Verizon's “Can you hear me now?” guy – has now done a commercial for Sprint.

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