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Remember Softcard (formerly Isis, but renamed for obvious reasons)? It's a joint venture that AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile started in 2010 to get into mobile payments without ceding the market to Google Wallet and Apple Pay. That hasn't quite worked out, since few want to put a $70 case on their...

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Sure, AT&T and Verizon claim that if the FCC increases regulation of internet service to enforce net neutrality then they'd have reason to slow down investing in new upgrades, but Sprint is saying something different. GigaOm points out a letter to the FCC from Sprint (PDF) saying that it doesn...

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In parts of the US, broadband internet options are limited. And as competition dries up (or gets bought out), things could get worse. Well, President Obama reckons this should stop and will reveal a series of initiatives aimed at opening up choice and competition, dropping the price of high-speed i...

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Today at the North American International Auto Show, Verizon announced Verizon Vehicle, a way to bring connected features to any car on the road. A lot of cars sold now have LTE or other connections built-in, but what about the millions that don't? The new subscription service includes a device th...

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Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge is doubtlessly one of the strangest phones we've ever reviewed, thanks to that bent display. It took its time coming to the US, but is finally available from the nation's largest operator, Verizon. The biggest drawback to the engineering wonder is the stupendous price ta...

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If you've got a hankering for some NFL playoff ball but will be away from your TV or out of the country, no problemo! The league wants your eyeballs (and money) anyway. You'll be able to get all postseason games online, including the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl, via CBS, NBC, FOX and ESPN's streaming ...

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Ready for some in-your-face(book) football? According to the WSJ, Facebook is now showing NFL news, highlights and fantasy info in US feeds, topped off by clickable Verizon ads. The social network said the new arrangement was a "small video sponsorship test ... to evaluate how people, publishers a...

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Google has been forging patent deals left and right with smartphone manufacturers to both get technology and fend off lawsuits, and now it's taking a similar approach with American carriers. The search firm has reached a deal with Verizon that gives both sides access to patents covering a "broad r...

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Far as we can tell, the only people against net neutrality are the ones who want to keep holding Netflix to ransom. That said, those companies who actually build the network equipment and lay the cables for America's broadband network are now taking sides with AT&T and Verizon. In an open lett...

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We know Verizon goes to extreme lengths to field test its network - but it turns out the carrier is also pretty tough on all of the devices it offers. Nestled in cozy Bedminster, New Jersey lies Verizon's labs, where it subjects new phones to a battery of creative torture techniques -- we've alrea...

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Verizon may not be releasing its first LTE-only phones until 2016, but it's already preparing for the day when its legacy CDMA and EV-DO networks ride into the sunset. Wireless tracker Milan Milanovic has discovered that the carrier is now using LTE data in Cleveland and Manhattan on 1,900MHz freq...

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SugarString, Verizon's news site that wouldn't cover its corporate parent's dirty laundry, is no more. It was originally set up to ape outlets like the one you're reading, except that Big Red banned discussion of spying and net neutrality. Unfortunately, just over a month since the Daily Dot expos...

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Even though the wearable space is flooded with a ton of options, most of those are geared toward grown-ups. And, hey, why not let the little ones join the fun too. Earlier this year, LG introduced the KizOn in South Korea, a wearable for children that made it easy for them to communicate with thei...

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Yes, it's once more time for Black Friday -- that beloved (and sometimes dreaded) day when you can brave crowded stores in hopes of scoring deals on gadgets that would otherwise be out of your reach. But who's offering the sweetest bargains? Never fear: we've rounded up some of the better sales yo...

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FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has told web giants Google, Yahoo and others that he won't cave to pressure from the White House, declaring "I am an independent agency." His statement (already seized on by pundits for lack of the royal 'we') looks to be a direct response to President Obama's recent urgin...

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If you've been wondering just how much a Nexus 6 will set you back if you'd rather not pay Google $649 up front, your wait is over. Following early T-Mobile info, both AT&T and Sprint have divulged launch details for Android 5.0 Lollipop's poster child. AT&T's pre-orders start on November ...

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