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Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless devices without their owners’ knowledge or consent. Verizon said that … Continue reading Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Verizon pushes further into sports streaming with NBA deal

NEW YORK/January 17, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Yahoo users will be able to stream eight basketball games for free under a new deal with the NBA. Verizon, which owns Yahoo, is hoping to use sports to build a digital ad business to rival Facebook and Google. The company now lets anyone watch NFL games on a mobile Yahoo … Continue reading Verizon pushes further into sports streaming with NBA deal

Verizon’s first move with Yahoo is to ditch 2,100 jobs

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — About 2,100 jobs are on the chopping block as Verizon prepares to combine Yahoo and AOL for a digital advertising offensive. Yahoo’s shareholders on Thursday approved the $4.5 billion sale of its key businesses to Verizon. The deal is expected to close by Tuesday. AOL and Yahoo will cut 15 percent … Continue reading Verizon’s first move with Yahoo is to ditch 2,100 jobs

FCC vote kicks off a battle over regulation of the internet

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — A federal agency voted to kick off the repeal of “net neutrality” rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet. It’s the latest change that the Federal Communications Commission has made to ease regulation of the phone, broadcast and cable industries. Undoing the … Continue reading FCC vote kicks off a battle over regulation of the internet

Cable giant Comcast offers cellular plans on Verizon network

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — The cable giant Comcast will start selling cellphone plans called Xfinity Mobile in the coming months, using a network it’s leasing from Verizon. Many subscribers will save money, especially if they don’t use a lot of data. The catch: Only Comcast internet customers can sign up. Comcast, which has nearly 25 … Continue reading Cable giant Comcast offers cellular plans on Verizon network

Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)(STL.News) — Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts. The revised agreement, announced Tuesday, eases investor worries that Verizon Communications Inc. would demand a discount … Continue reading Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount