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New York State Low-Cost Broadband Law Blocked by US Judge

A federal judge granted a preliminary order blocking New York state from enforcing a law that requires internet service providers to offer high-speed broadband service to low-income customers at a discount. From a report: U.S. District Judge Denis Hurley in Central Islip, New York, sided with telecom industry groups representing AT&T and Verizon, which sued to block the law. The legislation was enacted in April as part of the state's 2022 budget. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Tags: Verizon, New York, US, Tech, Central Islip New York, Denis Hurley


How to watch E3 2021: The biggest gaming event of the year starts this Saturday and continues through June 15

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Christian Petersen/Getty E3 2021, gaming's largest annual event, starts June 12 and runs through June 15. Industry leaders like Nintendo, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Capcom will deliver world premiere trailers. All of E3's keynote presentations will stream live and gamers can participate in the event for free. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky E3, the video game industry's largest annual confe...
Tags: Reviews, Verizon, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Xbox, Nba, Nintendo, Pokemon, XCOM, Ubisoft, Grand Theft Auto, Zelda


A better metaphor to describe Apple than "walled garden" is as a carrier, like Verizon, with an intense focus on increasing average revenue per user (Dieter Bohn/The Verge) (techmeme)

Dieter Bohn / The Verge: A better metaphor to describe Apple than “walled garden” is as a carrier, like Verizon, with an intense focus on increasing average revenue per user  —  As we await the beginning of Apple's latest WWDC keynote and all of the new software products it will unveil, let's talk about metaphors.
Tags: Apple, Verizon, News, Dieter Bohn


The annual Sun Valley conference, known as 'summer camp for billionaires,' will return in July - and powerful moguls like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg are on the guest list

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the Allen & Co. Sun Valley Conference in 2017. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Allen & Co. Sun Valley conference will return in July after being canceled during the pandemic. Moguls like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, and Tim Cook are all on the guest list. The annual, invite-only event is known for being a hotbed for networking and dealmaking. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tech executives, media moguls, and other titans of industry ...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Mark Zuckerberg, Hbo, Washington Post, Satya Nadella, NFL, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Comcast, Aol, Tim Cook, Peter Thiel, Warren Buffett, Silicon Valley


Carriers Agree To Start Sharing Vertical Location Data For 911 Calls

The three major carriers in the U.S. have now agreed to start providing vertical location data for 911 calls, which will help first responders quickly locate 911 callers in multi-story buildings. XDA Developers reports: The FCC wrote in its announcement, "FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced breakthrough agreements with America's three largest mobile phone providers to start delivering vertical location information in connection with 911 calls nationwide in the coming days. ...
Tags: Verizon, Fcc, America, Tech, United States, AT T T Mobile, Jessica Rosenworcel


Verizon Wireless members can get a free year of Apple Arcade with select Unlimited plans

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple Apple Arcade is a subscription service with over 180 ad-free games. Verizon members can get up to 12 months of Apple Arcade for free with select Unlimited plans. To get the deal, you need to sign up for an eligible Verizon plan by August 19. Free Trial for Verizon Unlimited Customers (medium) Apple Arcade lets you play dozens of ad-free games on a variety of Apple devices, including the iPhone, i...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Deals, Verizon, Gaming, Video Games, Sales, Trends, Tech, Verizon Wireless, Offers, Tech Insider, Insider Picks, Apple Arcade, Verizon Wireless Unlimited, Product Card


Greater Share of iPhone 13 Models Expected to Support Ultra-Fast mmWave 5G

More than 50% of iPhone 13 models set to be shipped later this year will support mmWave, according to a paywalled preview of a DigiTimes report, in line with rumors that mmWave will be supported in more regions. "Apple will launch its next-generation iPhone series - tentatively dubbed the iPhone 13 - later in 2021, according to industry sources, which believe that more than 50% of the total iPhone 13s set to be shipped this year will be 5G mmWave models," the preview said. The full report sho...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Samsung, Chicago, United States, Digitimes.com, Ming Chi Kuo, Canada Japan Australia, 5g Iphone, iPhone 13


Quicksave: The latest from Google Play Pass

Google Play Pass helps you connect with awesome digital content: It’s your pass to hundreds of apps and games without ads and in-app purchases. We wanted to take another moment to spotlight a few of the games and developers we think you’ll enjoy. Stay on top of the latest updates We’ve been busy these past couple months. Beyond adding the new titles you’ll see below, we’re also announcing that: Play Pass is now available in 48 additional countries and territories around the world.Play...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Verizon, Hasbro, Foundation, Little Red Riding Hood, Google Play Pass, James Kavanagh, Arkanoid Bricks


The Hall of Fame of 'Benjamin burners': Meet the CEOs most famous for tanking their companies and losing millions - of other people's money

WeWork cofounder Adam Neumann. Fortune Brainstorm Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway talks about famous CEOs, from Yahoo's Marissa Mayer to WeWork's Adam Neumann, who cost their companies millions. See more stories on Insider's business page. I've lost a lot of other people's money. The mo...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Microsoft, Yahoo, China, Softbank, Nokia, US, America, Trends, Alibaba, Steve Ballmer, Chrysler, Roku, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tumblr


Disney Plus costs $8 a month on its own, but you can bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+ for an extra $6

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Disney Plus costs $8 a month or $80 a year, following a slight price increase on March 26. Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+ bundles start at $14 a month. Read our full breakdown of Disney Plus, including upcoming shows and features. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Monthly Subscription Service (small) Yearly Subscription (small) Disney Plus costs $8 a month, making it che...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Hbo, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Espn, Hulu, Cruella, ESPN Disney, Disney Plus, Disney Plus Hulu, HBO Max, Mulan Disney, Alyssa Powell Business Insider Disney Plus, Kevin Webb Steven Cohen Connie Chen


Verizon offers free Apple Arcade and Google Play Plus for select unlimited subscribers

Verizon is adding Apple Arcade and Google Play Plus subscriptions to its growing list of bundled offerings for select wireless subscribers.
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon


Eligible Verizon Customers Will Get up to a Year of Apple Arcade Free

Verizon today announced that customers with unlimited, "Play More," or "Get More" plans will receive up to a year of Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass for free. Starting May 25, new and existing Verizon customers will be eligible to get six months of ‌Apple Arcade‌ or Google Play Pass for free with any unlimited plan, or 12 months of ‌Apple Arcade‌ or Google Play Pass with "Play More" or "Get More" plans. The new perk comes with Verizon's Mix and Match Unlimited, which already includes service...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Verizon Apple, Apple Arcade


Where to Get an Unlocked Cell Phone and Why

Buying an unlocked cell phone, android or iPhone means that you don’t have just one network choice. You have the freedom to choose phones and carriers. What is the Difference Between a Locked and Unlocked Cell Phone? A locked cell phone is set up to work only on one carrier’s network. An unlocked cell phone can be linked to the person’s carrier of choice. Both work on GSM network carriers. GSM stands for Global System of Communication. You’ll need a SIM card from a GSM provider. CDMA stands f...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Verizon, Microsoft, Newegg, Nokia, US, Samsung, Sales, Walmart, Sprint, Lg, Samsung Galaxy, Walmart Walmart, CDMA, Walmart Target


Byron Allen sues McDonald's and Snapchat opens up shopping to more brands: Friday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. McDonald’s sued over racial discrimination Media mogul Byron Allen is suing McDonald’s for $10 billion in damages, alleging that the fast food restaurant discriminated against his companies, Entertainment Studios and Weather Group, through racial stereotyping and contract ...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, New York City, Advertising, Walmart, Lego, Chelsea, American Eagle, Black, Facebook Live, Snap, William White, McDonald, Crain, Alison Brown


Verizon Forces Users Onto Pricier Plans To Get $50-Per-Month Government Subsidy

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Verizon and other Internet service providers are preventing some low-income customers from getting new $50-per-month government subsidies unless they switch to different plans that are sometimes more expensive. Over 825 ISPs nationwide are selling plans eligible for the new subsidies that the US government made available to people who have low incomes or who lost income during the pandemic. Verizon stands out among big ISPs in its use of the...
Tags: Verizon, Post, Fcc, Washington Post, US, Tech, FAQ, Department of Health and Human Services, Geoffrey Fowler


Deals: First Discount Hits Apple's New Siri Remote, Get it for $49.97 on Verizon ($9 Off)

Verizon has the first discount that we've tracked on the brand new Siri Remote, priced at $49.97, down from $59.00. The Siri Remote launches tomorrow, and Verizon is offering free two-day shipping for shoppers in the United States (excluding Hawaii and Alaska). Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Verizon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. After you add the Siri Remote to your cart, Verizon's website will in...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Verizon, Featured, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, MacRumors, Siri Remote


Super raises $50M to cover home repairs and maintenance via a subscription model

The real estate sales market has been in an upswing this year, and today a startup that’s addressing one of homeowners’ biggest needs — repair and maintenance services, and specifically the stress of sorting these out when things break down — is announcing some funding on the heels of strong growth. Super — which has built a business providing repair and maintenance for electrical and mechanical systems, appliances, and plumbing by way of a monthly subscription — has closed a growth round of $50...
Tags: Verizon, Ecommerce, Apps, Real Estate, Washington, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Aol, Augmented Reality, AAA, Better, Wells Fargo, Home Services, Bay Area


Xfinity Mobile and Spectrum Mobile Bring Your Own Budget Phone

Consumer Reports had a good article on cell phone services through cable companies: Why Cell Phone Service From Your Cable Company May Make Sense. I’ve been getting cell phone service from the cable company for several years now. I can confirm the services work well for my needs at a low cost. Xfinity Mobile When I lived in California, the cable company in the area was Comcast. Comcast uses the brand Xfinity for its services. I used Xfinity Internet for home Internet and Xfinity Mobile f...
Tags: Google, Verizon, California, Marketing, Spending, Nevada, Mobile Phone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, Xfinity Mobile, Comcast Comcast, Spectrum Mobile, Spectrum Mobile Spectrum Mobile, Xfinity Mobile and Spectrum Mobile


Equity Monday: Elon Musk Elon Musks the crypto markets, while Indian startups raise huge rounds

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here. There was lots to get through today, so, in order, here’s the rundown: Early-stage founde...
Tags: Apple, TC, Verizon, Y Combinator, Twitter, Elon Musk, Real Estate, Podcasts, India, San Francisco, Tech, AT&T, Venture Capital, Crypto, Equity, Apollo


Equity Monday: Elon Musk Elon Musk’s the crypto markets, while Indian startups raise huge rounds

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here. There was lots to get through today, so, in order, here’s the rundown: Early-stage founde...
Tags: Apple, TC, Verizon, Y Combinator, Twitter, Elon Musk, Real Estate, India, San Francisco, Tech, AT&T, Crypto, Equity, Apollo, Cryptocurrency, Sequoia


I moved from NYC to rural Vermont and had to figure out how to get a strong, high-quality internet connection on my own. I tried it all - here's what works.

Working off my phone's hotspot. The black box with the green light on the wall near the guitar is a component of the WeBoost system. Alex Lockie Alex Lockie recently moved out of New York City into a home in rural southern Vermont. He had to test out how to establish a strong internet connection to be able to work from home. From satellite internet, to boosting cell phone signal, to jimmying together some wild antenna rigs, he's seen or tried just about everything. See more stories...
Tags: Amazon, Work, Verizon, Elon Musk, Internet, New York City, US, America, Trends, Remote Work, Netflix, Wifi, Hotspots, Xfinity, Vermont, Dsl


Top Stories: M1 iMac Benchmarks, iPhone Battery Life Tips, Colorful MacBook Air?

Anticipation is building for the new iMac and iPad Pro models, which have started shipping out ahead of a launch around May 21. Benchmarks for the new machines are starting to come in, and the M1 chips inside of them are registering at around the same figures seen with other M1-based Macs, making for significant upgrades over previous-generation models. This week also saw some rumors about future MacBook Air models in the same colors as those seen on the new iMac, more details on the iPhone 1...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Asia, Featured, Bloomberg, Intel, Top Stories, Nintendo, MacBook Air, Gpu, Mark Gurman, Intel Core, Prosser, Gurman, IDFA, Jon Prosser


Apple Says Tile Trackers Sold Poorly in Apple Stores

Earlier last month, Spotify, Tile, and Match (owner of Tinder), testified at an app store antitrust hearing spearheaded by the U.S. Senate. During the hearing, Spotify called Apple's App Store "an abusive power grab," while Tile said Apple uses its platform to "unfairly limit competition for its products." Now, in response to their testimonies, Apple's vice president and chief compliance officer, Kyle Andeer, has sent U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, who's overseeing the hearings, a letter signali...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Spotify, Antitrust, Amy Klobuchar, App Store, Apple Store, Tile, U S Senate, Apple Stores, Apple Stores Apple, Spotify Apple, Kyle Andeer, AirTags Apple, Nonetheless Apple, U S Senator Apple


Facebook advertisers are getting hit by Apple's privacy changes

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for May 14. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:First: Nominations for the most innovative chief marketing officers in the world are due on Monday. Submit your nominations here.Facebook advertisers feel Apple's hit.IPG wants to help CMOs build personal brands.Olivia Jade's influencer strategy.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media....
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Facebook, Hbo, Media, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, CMO, Bloomberg, Kourtney Kardashian, Los Angeles California, Newsletters, Tanya, R, IPG


5 ways to stop spam texts on your iPhone or Android phone

If you receive too many spam texts on your phone, you can try a few tricks to stop or reduce them. FluxFactory/Getty Images You can stop spam texts on iPhone or Android by blocking, reporting, or filtering messages. Don't ever engage with spam texts - even to send a STOP request - as this will make it worse. You can also stop spam texts with text-blocking apps, though they often cost money. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Unwanted text messages, while ge...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Verizon, Trends, Spam, Text Messaging, Don, AT T T Mobile, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, RoboKiller, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference


Apple vs Facebook: The number of users who are opting out of ad-tracking

Facebook's worst fears have been realised over Apple's new iOS 14.5 software upgrade, which allows iPhone and iPad users to opt-out of ads that track their online activity.Flurry Analytics - a company owned by US telco Verizon,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Facebook, Business, US, Flurry Analytics


When the Earth is gone, at least the internet will still be working

The internet is now our nervous system. We are constantly streaming and buying and watching and liking, our brains locked into the global information matrix as one universal and coruscating emanation of thought and emotion. What happens when the machine stops though? It’s a question that E.M. Forster was intensely focused on more than a century ago in a short story called, rightly enough, “The Machine Stops,” about a human civilization connected entirely through machines that one day just turn o...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Spacex, Texas, Enterprise, Government, America, Tech, Department Of Defense, Earth, Policy, T Mobile, AT T, Commission, Davis, Louisiana


A last waltz for Yahoo and AOL, and Elon's crypto comedy show

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:What's next for Yahoo and AOL?VCs are gaga for cryptoBill and Melinda's complicated goodbye Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to Serge Gainsbourg's "Requiem pour un con" This week: A last waltz for Yahoo and AOL EUTERS/Court M...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Elon Musk, UK, Yahoo, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Andreessen, Britain, Aol, Bill Gates, Royal Navy


Verizon's data dreams, denied

Hi and welcome to the Insider Advertising newsletter, where we break down the big news in advertising and media news, including:Jitters inside Verizon Media Group;JetBlue picks a new agency;Peloton malfunctions.First, we're seeking nominations for the world's most innovative CMOs. Submit here.And, if you got this email forwarded, sign up for your own here. FILE PHOTO: A photo illustration shows a Yahoo logo on smartphone in front of a displayed cyber code and keyboard Reuters Ver...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Technology, Media, Yahoo, Israel, Advertising, Disney, Newsletter, Trends, Aol, Nyt, Jetblue, WPP


Deals: Get Apple's AirPods Pro for $189.99 Today on Woot ($59 Off)

Woot today has a solid discount on Apple's AirPods Pro, which are available for $189.99, down from $249.00. This is one of the lowest ongoing prices that we have tracked for the AirPods Pro, and they're beating Amazon's current sale by $7. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Woot. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Woot is selling the AirPods Pro in new condition, and they come with a one year Apple warranty...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Verizon, Featured, Qi, AirPods Pro



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