AT&T and Verizon join advertising boycott against Google over offensive YouTube videos

 AT&T and Verizon are the latest companies to pull advertising from Google’s display network amid concerns that company does not do enough to prevent ads from appearing on YouTube videos promoting terrorism and hate speech. Read More

Verizon will be in charge of making sure its Google Pixel models get Android updates

pixel10 There’s was a brief moment during this week’s Google hardware event when everyone following online had a momentary panic attack. The words “Verizon exclusive” were floated and those watching at home understandably tensed up. Carrier exclusives are, of course, ultimately rough for the consumer. Thankfully, however, the contract averse will be able to pick an unlocked… Read More

Salesforce, Google, Microsoft, Verizon are all eyeing up a Twitter bid

twitter headquarters Twitter continues to inch its way to a sale process, and the latest developments come in the form of alleged bids from potential buyers. Today CNBC is reporting, and we have also independently heard, that both Google and Salesforce are interested in buying the company. We have additionally heard that Microsoft and Verizon have also been knocking, although right now Verizon (which also… Read More

As FCC considers new broadband privacy rules, report urges wider user data safeguards

dry_eye A new report from U.S. consumer rights and privacy advocacy group, the Center for Digital Democracy, has set out the case for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to tighten data protection rules around how ISPs and telcos collect and use consumer data. Read More

Star Wars Dips Into Virtual Reality With “Jakku Spy,” Created In Parallel With The Force Awakens

ATFW_Cardboard Press Image (1) The Star Wars marketing blitz is on, with everything from trailers hitting the internet to cans of food donning the likeness of characters at the supermarket. ridiculous, this is. — Yoda (@yoda) September 5, 2015 People are flat out excited to see this new installment, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, on December 18th. To feed that excitement, the official… Read More

Google, Facebook, Yahoo And Verizon (And Comcast, AT&T And Twitter) Have Chosen Their New Battleground

risk There’s a coming scrum that will involve all the major Internet giants, and the stakes are just being set now. It’s a fight for video footprint; specifically for off-network video distribution and monetization. And it has heated up significantly over the past year, driven by a handful of expensive acquisitions and internal build-outs. Read More

AdMobilize And Verizon Partner To Monitor Ads In The Real World

Get-Real-AdMobilize¹s-AdBeacon-2.0-to-Track-Offline-Advertising-Asset-Performance-in-Real-Time AdMobilize, a new monitoring and tracking technology that measures attention and traffic in stores and for outdoor advertising, is partnering with Verizon* to add 3G connectivity to its outdoor beacons. Read More

Google Launches Android M Preview With Fingerprint Scanner Support, Android Pay, Improved Permissions And Battery Life

google-io-20150113 As expected, Google today announced the developer preview release of the next version of Android at its I/O developer conference in San Francisco. With Android M (which will get its full name once it’s released to users), Google focuses mostly on fit and finish, but the company also added a number of new features to its mobile operating system. It’s no surprise that Android M… Read More

Why you shouldn’t fear self-driving cars


A recent Associated Press report about accidents involving self-driving cars sent panic waves throughout the tech world, but the report had some issues, to say the least

In light of the ensuing debate, we looked at why you should trust the future of self-driving cars on the latest episode of MashTalk. Plus, we look at the Verizon-AOL deal and Facebook's Instant Articles

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Google, Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Donate $1.75M To Tech Training Non-Profit Coalition For Queens

coalition-queens The truism about tech’s lack of diversity is that it’s a “pipeline” problem. At least that’s what tech leaders and companies often say when questioned about why their ranks aren’t inclusive enough. Is it an honest answer? Kind of. Does it also shove responsibility for fixing the problem onto everyone else? Yes. How do you fix it? It’s not easy,… Read More
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