Back in July earlier this year, we reported about Verizon Wireless’ plans to acquire Yahoo for $4.83 billion. In recent weeks however, Yahoo has hit some headlines that frankly does not do itself some favors. What we are referring to, of course, is the massive hack on Yahoo that could be considered the biggest one of its kind in history. The hack exposed the account details of at least 500 million customers.
Right after Google announced its new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, it was also revealed that Verizon Wireless will be the exclusive wireless carrier in the United States to directly sell the devices.
Verizon Wireless has unveiled a new initiative called the Airborne LTE Operations (ALO), and among other things, it is looking to make full use of drones that are connected to the Big Red’s LTE network in giving assistance to first responders in times of emergencies and natural calamities. With the launch of this initiative, the Big Red is also hoping to encourage developers to build mobile apps for ALO.
Shortly after Google officially introduced its two newest smartphone offerings -- the Pixel and the Pixel XL, reports immediately surfaced that Verizon Wireless was to be the exclusive carrier of the devices in the United States mobile market. But there are other reports too saying that the Pixel handsets will be made available as unlocked devices that can work on other networks.
Google certainly took full advantage of its eagerly awaited media event to officially unveil new smartphone devices in a move that sees the tech giant significantly boost its track record when it comes to hardware. Indeed, the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are decidedly high end handset offerings that should give Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s premier Galaxy lineup a run for their money.
During the Competitive Carriers Association’s yearly meeting, Neville Ray, the chief technical officer of major US wireless carrier T-Mobile, took the opportunity to attack the 5G efforts of rival mobile operators, most especially industry leader Verizon Wireless.
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