Bernie Sanders Joins Verizon Workers On Picket Line

Bernie Sanders Joins Verizon Workers On Picket Line

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) boosted the cause of striking Verizon workers on Wednesday, joining them on a picket line in New York City and blasting the telecom giant in a sidewalk speech. Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers on the East Coast went on strike early Wednesday morning after 10 months of negotiations with the company failed to produce a new contract. The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers unions represent the workers. It’s the largest strike in the U.S. in four years, and it’s happening…

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Will the Web Remain Open?

Will the Web Remain Open?

Google and Verizon on Monday introduced a proposal on regulating the Internet. The proposal has been met with concern from open network groups. The proposal has exceptions such as cellphone networks, and services that broadband providers may create. In their blog posts, the services that could be offered are health care monitoring, educations services, new types of entertainment and gaming options. This proposal is intending to lend some influence over regulators over the concept of Net Neutrality, ie, all internet users should have equal access to all types of information…

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The End of the iPhone Exclusivity for AT&T?

The End of the iPhone Exclusivity for AT&T?

Is there evidence of AT&T losing out on their exclusivity with AT&T? A new SEC filing for AT&T shows the implications of upcoming contract expiration of exclusivity of devices. AT&T is trying to calm investors of a potential huge income dip. Although AT&T doesn’t mention the iPhone specifically, this is the largest exclusive deal of devices on the table. AT&T has been plagued with problems with loading. While the possibility of losing or sharing the iPhone market with Verizon, it could be good for AT&T as their load problems will…

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Smart Phones Give Credit Card Companies Competition

Smart Phones Give Credit Card Companies  Competition

Major players in the mobile industry, At&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are planning on entering the credit industry. With smartphone technology, consumers will be able to pay by phone by simply waving their phones. If successful in creating this technology, credit cards may become a thing of the past, leaving credit card companies having to rethink how they do business. This technology has been discussed for a while in the US and other spin off companies are laying the foundation for the growth of this new way of paying bills. Other…

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