Google IO 2016 Coverage

Verizon has another big quarter in latest financial report

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Despite all the balls rolling around on your TV screen and the acrimony flying around between U.S. carriers, Verizon continued to solidify its position in the wireless market with continued strong, positive financial results during the first quarter of 2016. In their earnings report released today, Verizon indicated they added 640,000 retail postpaid subscriptions despite the first quarter usually being low volume. This bumped Verizon up to over 112 million connections which was a 3.7 percent year-over-year increase.  Read more

Verizon is offering up to 2GB of free data for using Android Pay

Android _Pay_App_110315Buckle up, because you’re about to get hit with the most ironic promotion of 2016. Verizon is offering up to 2GB of free data to any customers that use Android Pay for two months. After years of anticompetitive practices blocking Google Wallet, delaying Samsung Pay, and tons of other sketchy behavior, Verizon is finally supporting a mobile payment system that they aren’t paying under the table. Go ahead, check the date. It’s definitely not April 1st. Read more

Where to get the HTC 10 in the U.S.

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Finally, the HTC 10 is official and approaching a release around the world. The phone set on putting the company back on track is actually already up for pre-order and should ship early next month. Depending where exactly you are and the carrier/retailer you get it from, the HTC 10 will be offered in three colors — Carbon Grey, Glacial Silver, and Topaz Gold.

Let’s see where you can get the HTC 10 in the United States.

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Verizon and Google may make a bid for Yahoo next week

Yahoo_Logo_PurpleYahoo has been clinging to life for years now, and it looks like it’s finally starting to see the writing on the wall. It’s planning on selling auctioning off its web business next week to whomever is willing to throw the most money at it. Yahoo has its fingers in many different pies, but nothing has really paid off for it against massive competitors like Google and Microsoft. Read more

Verizon delays shipping free Gear S2 offered in Galaxy S7 promo until May

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Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (reviewed here) handsets are certainly proving to be popular thanks to both the handsets being well-received as well as Samsung and the carriers giving away a Gear VR with each pre-order. Verizon customers had the added bonus of being able to choose between the Gear VR headset or Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch but it seems that demand has outstripped supply of the Gear S2 wearable, with Verizon now informing affected customers of delayed delivery times. Read more

Facebook isn’t bidding on NFL’s Thursday Night Football

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The world’s largest social network will not be the exclusive streaming home of Thursday Night Football for at least the next two years. A person familiar with the NFL’s plans for streaming the weekly Thursday Night Football games told Bloomberg that Facebook has dropped out of bidding for the package. Other companies, though, are still in the mix to stream sports’ most valuable content.

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