Verizon's Yahoo acquisition is delayed
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Monday, 23 January 2017 23:25

Verizon's Yahoo acquisition is delayed


Yahoo's cost structure remains at lowest in decade


Earlier in July, Verizon announced that it wanted to buy Yahoo and that would close by the first quarter of 2017. Now, reports are saying that the deal is taking a bit longer than expected and will close by the second quarter of the year.

AT&T and Verizon respond to FCC's zero-rating concerns
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Unaffiliated mobile video operators end up footing the bill


A few weeks ago, Verizon and AT&T came under fire by the FCC for violating principles of net neutrality through the use of “zero-rating” data promotions.

All US carriers to issue Note 7 "brick" update after all
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Update affects less than seven percent of remaining owners

Samsung has been slowly receiving any remaining recalled Galaxy Note 7 units over the past week since it issued an expanded voluntary recall statement on its support website, as we reported.

Apple crippled Qualcomm modem to make it work like Intel’s
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Can’t have some working better than others


Apple has solved the performance gap between the Intel and Qualcomm modems on the iPhone 7 by disabling some of the Qualcomm X12 modem features so that it performs similarly to the Intel version.

AOL lays off 500 employees in regrowth strategy
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Thursday, 17 November 2016 17:55

AOL lays off 500 employees in regrowth strategy


Cuts will happen in corporate units

On Thursday, AOL said it will be laying off five percent of its staff with nearly 500 employees expected to lose their jobs as part of a regrowth strategy for its mobile and video businesses.

MediaTek launches its first Verizon phone
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Friday, 21 October 2016 14:59

MediaTek launches its first Verizon phone


LG Stylo with Helio P10

MediaTek has announced that it has just launched its first MediaTek powered smartphone on the Verizon wireless network. The phone is manufactured by LG, is called Stylo 2V and it is the first-ever MediaTek-powered CDMA/LTE smartphone by Verizon Wireless. This is a big win for the Taiwanese company that will open many doors for the company. 

Google Pixel shipping on October 20th
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Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:16

Google Pixel shipping on October 20th


US first Snapdragon 821 device

It looks like that if you order the Pixel by Google Phone, you might get one in the US on October 20th. It looks like that first batch includes both the smaller 5-inch and 5.5-inch version and is tailored for the Verizon network. 

Why you should care about the iPhone 7 modem
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Thursday, 06 October 2016 13:35

Why you should care about the iPhone 7 modem


Experience meets feature

In December last year Fudzilla revealed that the iPhone SE would use an Intel modem. Despite the fact that our sources were confident that iPhone 7 had an Intel modem, we sat on the story as we could not believe that Apple would be ready for such a risk after all, Jobs' Mob is not famous for being cutting edge. 

LG V20 is the first device to support the AWS-3 LTE spectrum
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Supplemental downlink and uplink bandwidth

LG recently said that its upcoming V20 smartphone is the world’s first “native Android 7 device,” but it appears the company may also have another first-to-market feature for the  device in terms of LTE spectrum support.

Verizon gets fined for secretly tracking customers without opt-out
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Violated FCC's Open Internet Transparency Rule

In 2014 and 2015, Verizon was found secretly inserting a small piece of web code into all mobile web traffic to track its customers for advertisement purposes. The so-called “supercookies” were unavoidable, with no way to opt-out, even if customers opted out of advertisements. As of this week, the wireless giant finally had the case settled in court at the tune of a rather small $1.35 million fine by the FCC.