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OpenStack, the open-source project that gives large enterprises and public cloud providers the tools to run their own AWS-like private clouds in their data centers, today announced the release of…

OpenStack gains new momentum, as deployments increase during the pandemic

You may have seen an article over at Axios today about the rebrand of many of the Verizon Media products under a new Yahoo+ banner. I would like to congratulate…

TechCrunch, still not dead

Today and tomorrow, from 8 a.m. PST to 12:30 p.m. PST the first annual, virtual event Sight Tech Global is streaming on TechCrunch. The event looks at how AI-based technologies…

Sight Tech Global is live! Join top AI technologists and accessibility innovators to discuss the future of assistive tech

Apple and Verizon today announced a new partnership that will make it easier for their business partners to go all-in on 5G. Fleet Swap, as the program is called, allows…

Verizon partners with Apple to launch 5G Fleet Swap

As 5G slowly moves from being a theoretical to an active part of the coverage map for the mobile industry — if not for consumers themselves — companies that are…

Cellwize raises $32M to help carriers and their partners adopt and run 5G services

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Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg shares his COVID-19 strategy and tactics

This week, Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg joined us for an episode of Extra Crunch Live. Vestberg is leading the company through the midst of one its biggest rollouts to date with the push into 5G connectivity. In our discussion, he spoke about how he’s managing the organization during this global crisis, his thoughts on…

12:49 pm PDT • May 27, 2020
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg shares his COVID-19 strategy and tactics

As the leader of a publicly traded corporation with 135,000 employees, Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg has a unique perspective on the state of the world. When he appears today…

Extra Crunch Live: Join Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg for a live Q&A right now

Hans Vestberg, CEO of Verizon Communications, is a busy man. He’s also a business man. He’s a busy businessman, but has graciously made time to join us for an episode…

Extra Crunch Live: Join Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg for a live Q&A May 26 at 2pm ET/11am PT

A big changing of the guard is underway at one of the world’s biggest and iconic names in telecoms and media: AT&T today announced that Randall Stephenson will be stepping…

Randall Stephenson to step down as AT&T chief, succeeded by COO John Stankey

US carrier Verizon* has splashed out to buy veteran B2B videoconferencing platform, BlueJeans Network — shelling out less than $500 million on the acquisition, according to the Wall Street Journal…

Verizon is buying B2B videoconferencing firm BlueJeans

Verizon said Thursday it will boost investment in network infrastructure, increasing its capital guidance by $500 million, to prepare for the rise in telecommuting and online learning amid the coronavirus…

Verizon increases network infrastructure investment by $500M

As a cell phone plan, Yahoo Mobile seems pretty straightforward — there’s just one pricing tier, where you pay $39.99 per month for unlimited calls, data and mobile hotspot usage.…

Yahoo Mobile is a $39.99 unlimited phone and data plan

Huawei has filed two patent infringement lawsuits against Verizon Communications in U.S. District Court. The Chinese telecommunications equipment giant wants Verizon to compensate it for the use of technology it…

Huawei files patent infringement lawsuits against Verizon Communications

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Have we hit peak smartphone?

Last Halloween, we broke down some “good news” from a Canalys report: the smartphone industry saw one-percent year-over-year growth — not exactly the sort of thing that sparks strong consumer confidence. In short, 2019 sucked for smartphones, as did the year before. After what was nearly an ascendant decade, sales petered off globally with few…

12:02 pm PST • January 13, 2020
Have we hit peak smartphone?

Late last night the Financial Times reported that HuffPost, arguably one of the crown jewels of Verizon Media Group’s remaining network of media properties (which includes TechCrunch), is up for…

HuffPost is reportedly on the auction block

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How US national security agencies hold the internet hostage

Team Telecom, a shadowy US national security unit tasked with protecting America’s telecommunications systems, is delaying plans by Google, Facebook and other tech companies for the next generation of international fiber optic cables. Team Telecom comprises representatives from the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice (including the FBI), who assess foreign investments in American…

11:05 am PDT • July 18, 2019
How US national security agencies hold the internet hostage

A number of  states have filed a lawsuit to block the proposed $26.5 billion merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. The lawsuitm, filed in the United States District Court for the…

States are looking to jam T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed $26.5 billion merger

Tim Armstrong will leave Verizon Communications with an awards and benefits package worth more than $60 million. The Wall Street Journal calculated the total amount based on a securities filing…

Former Oath CEO Tim Armstrong is exiting Verizon with a payout worth more than $60 million

AT&T recently started a shady marketing tactic that labeled its 4G network as a 5G network. Now, rivals Verizon and T-Mobile are not having any of it. In an open…

Verizon and T-Mobile call out AT&T over fake 5G labels

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Huawei, Google and the tiring politics of tech

The defining question of the 21st century is pretty simple: who owns what? Who owns the telecommunications infrastructure that powers our mobile devices? Who owns the OS that powers those devices? Who owns our data? Today, we see these intersecting arcs with two prominent tech leaders mired in legal and political processes. TechCrunch is experimenting…

7:25 am PST • December 11, 2018
Huawei, Google and the tiring politics of tech

Friends, readers, internet browsers, lend me your ears; I come to bury Oath, not to praise it. The subsidiary brands that companies own live after them; Their terrible rebranding is oft…

Oath is dead. Long live Verizon Media Group/Oath

One of the largest consumer internet hacks has bred one of the largest class action settlements after Yahoo agreed to pay $50 million to victims of a security breach that’s said…

Yahoo agrees to $50M settlement package for users hit by massive security breach

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Tim Armstrong is in talks to leave Verizon as soon as next month. Armstrong heads up the carrier giant’s digital and advertising division,…

Verizon declines to comment on WSJ report saying Tim Armstrong is in talks to leave Oath

The infrastructure that underpins our lives is not something we ever want to think about. Nothing good has come from suddenly needing to wonder “where does my water come from?”…

How backups, backups, backups protect NYC’s cellular infrastructure