Verizon News & Analysis
| Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
Sure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the golden child of cloud computing, but Microsoft Azure isn't too far behind. And according to Gartner’s recently released Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Iaas), it's starting to nip into AWS’s market.
Gartner contends AWS is beginning to face significant competition on two fronts: Microsoft is competing in the traditional business market and Google is challenging it in the cloud native market.
| Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
Net neutrality has been one of the original and enshrining tenets of the Internet: All content is created equal. But a US federal appeals court has struck down a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling meant to prevent ISPs from prioritizing some website traffic over others.
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled today that the FCC cannot mandate net neutrality on the likes of Verizon and other broadband providers. This opens the way for multiple tiers of Internet access, with preferred content services potentially getting faster service, depending on the Internet provider.
We take a look at reaction to the news and what it could mean for businesses and users.
| Friday Jun 7, 2013
To paraphrase The Police song (which is apparently the NSA's hold and dial-in teleconference music), "Every Key You Press, The Government is Watching You", as leaked documents show the NSA has full access to most social media and search sites.
| Tuesday May 7, 2013
One of Nokia's lesser-kept secrets, the 928, is officially out of the bag with a single image on a teaser page, while some new advertising suggests what's to come.
| Thursday Apr 18, 2013
Nokia has a lot of minus signs in its latest quarterly figures but its losses are far smaller than during the company's dark times, with Lumia sales firmly on the rise, but not enough to spark a Windows Phone revolution.
| Thursday Mar 28, 2013
Having scooped the market with the BlackBerry Z10, AT&T claims to be at it again, looking to sign up the first pre-orders for Samsung's hotly-anticipated next superphone, at a price. Meanwhile Best Buy stores will soon be decked out in Samsung colors with new mini-stores to help sell the new phone.
| Thursday Mar 28, 2013
While BlackBerry might just be getting started on its recovery in the U.S., the company has already made the turnaround in other territories, allowing it to record a profit and hit the million mark with the Z10.
| Sunday Mar 24, 2013
An e-commerce website without social features is like a chocolate sundae without the chocolate sauce -- plain boring. Check out 3 ways that social media is shifting e-commerce.
Your Take: SharePoint vs Yammer
Microsoft has revealed a bit of its SharePoint-Yammer roadmap, but questions still remain. Is it a question of SharePoint or Yammer? Or is SharePoint finally dead?
Google Hangout: Universal Social Standards
Business needs a way to value interactions across social media. Join us on March 28th at 9am PDT, 12pm EDT, 1600 GMT when we discuss the opportunities and challenges of universal social standards. Get your #CXMHangout details here.
Around the Web
| Friday Mar 22, 2013
Website development/management technology vendor Decibel Technology is launching an online behavior analysis tool called Decibel Insight.
| Thursday Mar 21, 2013
Just a few months after launch, and as it goes on-sale in the U.S., BlackBerry has announced that its app store is into six-figures, with the promise of more big name apps to come.
| Thursday Feb 7, 2013
Mobile payments may become a US$ 90 billion industry by 2017, but banks and mobile carriers in the US are moving slowly on things like digital wallet technology in mobile phones.
| Wednesday Jan 16, 2013
Like paying for stuff with a mobile phone? Then you are part of the zeitgeist, because US mobile payments were nearly US$ 13 billion in 2012, and Forrester predicts Americans will spend US$ 90 billion by 2017 via mobile.
| Tuesday Nov 20, 2012
Apple's star-kissed run may finally have come to end on the stock market, despite the company's recent run of launches and with more positive news coming out. Is reality finally knocking down Apple's distortion field?
| Friday Nov 16, 2012
Those who were waiting for the mobile-equipped versions of the latest iPads can now rush out to the store and bask in their 4G goodness, and the ensuing huge data bills.
| Thursday Jul 26, 2012
Start off Summer with a new gig -- we've got a shopping list of hot jobs for you to browse. Our featured jobs list is a great collection of opportunities spanning specialties and continents. Here's who's hiring this week (and if you're hiring, post your open jobs here).