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Verizon hires lots of cute puppies to unbox LG’s new G5 smartphone

Verizon turned to "cute" for an unboxing of the G5, LG's latest top-end handset that launches today. Using a litter of adorable puppies, the procedure became more of a torture test than an unboxing, though the phone seemed to…
Business

Verizon is going to charge you $20 just to upgrade to a new phone

If you're a Verizon customer looking to upgrade to a new phone, you might want to do it before April 4. That's when Verizon is set to put $20 "upgrade fees" in place to help cover the rising costs associated with switching devices.
Mobile

1.5 million Verizon Enterprise customers' data has been stolen, and is now for sale

The latest failure in cybersecurity lies at the feet of Verizon. And not just any division of Verizon, but rather Verizon Enterprise, the unit responsible for helping some of the world's biggest companies deal with data breaches.
Mobile

Netflix admits it has been throttling its streams on AT&T and Verizon for years

Following T-Mobile CEO John Legere's accusations that rivals were also throttling Netflix, Netflix itself admitted that it had actually been throttling its own streams on AT&T and Verizon for years.
Movies & TV

Verizon is killing off its FiOS TV apps for Xbox, smart TVs on March 31

In an email sent to users of Verizon's FiOS TV app for Xbox consoles and smart TVs, the company said it will be retiring the apps on March 31, urging these users to move to its mobile apps instead.
Mobile

Need to check in with someone in Belgium? Calling and texting is free on most carriers

In light of the attacks in Brussels, Belgium, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have offered free calling and texting to the country. But each carrier's waiver lasts a different length of time.
Computing

Google security pro Tavis Ormandy calls Verizon’s anti-virus certification “meaningless”

Google's Tavis Ormandy, who regularly discloses vulnerabilities in anti-virus software, has claimed that Verizon-affiliated certificates for anti-virus are missing important bugs in software.
Mobile

Atlanta, Chicago, and Indianapolis have the country’s best mobile networks, study says

How does your city's mobile network perform? A new report from RootMetrics ranks cities based on how well their mobile networks perform, with Atlanta, Chicago, and Indianapolis all making the top three.
Mobile

Verizon fined $1.35 million for tracking customers without them even knowing

Verizon agreed to a $1.35 million settlement with the FCC relating to the firm's illegal use of supercookies directed towards its customers. Verizon also agreed to several other settlement provisions requiring it to become more transparent.
Mobile

The BlackBerry Priv is now available at Verizon with its QWERTY keyboard

The BlackBerry Priv is now available from Verizon, essentially meaning that the device is now available to 80 percent of U.S. customers. The device's main draw is the fact that it is one of the few to offer a physical keyboard.
Movies & TV

Love TV? You’ll love Verizon’s upgraded Fios Custom TV packages

It ain't easy to disrupt the television space, but Verizon thinks it just may have made a breakthrough with its newest version of Fios Custom TV. On Friday, the telecommunications company announced the next generation of the offering.
Cars

Verizon Hum knows where you are — and where your kids are 1:00

Verizon aims to breathe new smarts into America’s dumb cars with the Hum, which adds electronic brains to any 1996-or-newer vehicles for just $15 a month -- and new features rolling out this week bring key new functionality.