The U.S. Patent Office has delivered a 'non-final' rejection of a Verizon patent application for a controversial technology that would serve targeted ads to TV viewers based on what they're doing or saying in front of their sets.
The four largest mobile carriers in the U.S. -- AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile -- have agreed to accelerate the availability of emergency texting, or text-to-911.
The Verizon Video service delivered streaming video for money, while Viewdini just helps customers find content
Verizon and Redbox have teamed to challenge Netflix, and their Redbox Instant is being tested and should be available soon.
In the annual rankings of major U.S. cellphone carriers, Verizon Wireless retained the top spot while AT&T once again brought up the rear. But AT&T can at least note that its 4G LTE network was the top-ranked among carriers.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission may seek to make carriers reveal how well their networks withstood major natural disasters so that consumers can compare rival providers.
The HTC Droid DNA boasts an impressive screen but suffers from bad battery life.
Verizon customers suspected of copyright infringement will be warned, then their access slowed, in the ISP's plan under the Copyright Alert System. Other ISPs are starting to reveal their plans to alert and possibly prosecute offenders.