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Verizon confirms Yahoo acquisition to the tune of $4.8 billion

Verizon confirms Yahoo acquisition to the tune of $4.8 billion

What was once a rumor is now confirmed, with Verizon announcing today that it will acquire Yahoo's core internet business for $4.83 billion. We heard the two companies were closing in on deal last week, as Verizon was said to be in one-to-one talks with the internet company. Not only does this acquisition put Verizon in a position where it can compete with Google and Facebook on the mobile advertising side of things, but after last year's purchase of AOL, it also makes Verizon quite the presence in the online media world.

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Verizon closing in on $5 billion Yahoo purchase

Verizon closing in on $5 billion Yahoo purchase

Verizon may soon be vastly increasing its content and advertising business, as it's said to be in one-on-one talks to purchase Yahoo. Sources close to the deal say that Verizon could pay around $5 billion to purchase Yahoo's core business, which would essentially disqualify other interested buyers. Indeed, what was once a number of bidders now seems to have been whittled down to just Verizon, which is now apparently trying to hammer out a deal.

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Verizon Moto Z release date details set for USA

Verizon Moto Z release date details set for USA

Both the Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be launching at Verizon this month. These devices will both be branded with Motorola's "Droid Edition" moniker when sold through Verizon - and as of now, they'll only be available through Verizon in the USA. Around the world they'll still have the same name, minus the DROID bit. Verizon will be selling these on pre-order starting on the 21st of July, 2016.

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Verizon to cut off “extraordinary” unlimited data users [UPDATE]

Verizon to cut off “extraordinary” unlimited data users [UPDATE]

It's not exactly surprising that there would be some humans who would abuse an unlimited supply of resources. That's especially true when it comes to unlimited data plans, which has normally been cited as the reason why ISPs are suddenly removing their unlimited data offers. Now Verizon is reported to be preparing for a somewhat drastic move to weed out abusers. By August 31, it will disconnect unlimited data subscribers deemed to have used up an "extraordinary" amount of data. That is, unless they migrate to one of Verizon's newer, and pricier, plans.

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Moto Z Force Droid camera is second best, claims DxOMark

Moto Z Force Droid camera is second best, claims DxOMark

Cameras have become a critical aspect of smartphones for the past year or so, to the point that now almost every new flagship is waiting in line for a DxOMark verdict. While definitely not the only game in town, the name has become synonymous with digital camera benchmarks. Which is why Lenovo, Moto, and Verizon should count themselves fortunate that the site has just given the Moto Z Force Droid the second highest score so far, second only to the HTC 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and surpassing any of Apple's iPhones.

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Verizon 2G CDMA 1X network shutdown set for late 2019

Verizon 2G CDMA 1X network shutdown set for late 2019

Verizon will be shutting down its 2G CDMA 1X network by the last day of 2019, assuming it can get all of its subscribers who are using it switched over to LTE. The company says it will be working with subscribers who are using devices on the 2G network, and that it will delay the shutdown into 2020 if more time is needed to get everyone switched over. In its present form, some Verizon subscribers depend on this network for their voice calling feature; VoLTE will, in due time, take over that task.

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Galaxy Note 7 Verizon variant seen with 4GB RAM only

Galaxy Note 7 Verizon variant seen with 4GB RAM only

The arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is truly near, seeing as how all these model variants are popping up left and right, especially on benchmarking websites. That said, we are nowhere near the final word on the specs for Samsung's next phablet. This time, we spot on Geekbench a certain SM-N930V, the usual indicator of a Verizon-bound model. What is curious about it, however, is how it is indicated to have only 4 GB of RAM, again defying earlier leaks and expectations of a 6 GB RAM flagship.

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Verizon Moto Z, Z Force Droid price reveal date has been set

Verizon Moto Z, Z Force Droid price reveal date has been set

It has almost been a month since Lenovo and Motorola revealed their love child, the Moto Z, but it will still be months before the market actually gets their hand on one. That is, unless they happen to be one of Verizon's subscribers. Perhaps as part of its close ties with Motorola, Verizon is getting a big head start. The Verizon branded Moto Z Droid and the Verizon exclusive Moto Z Force Droid are set to reveal their prices next week, and it is likely that pre-orders will start soon afterwards, if not on the same day.

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Verizon price increase release date hiked with new app

Verizon price increase release date hiked with new app

This week the folks at Verizon have revealed their new My Verizon app - as well as a new set or prices for all customers. This update includes additions of data allowance as well as price jumps between $5 and $10 dollars per month. Not by coincidence, users will find Verizon making a bigger deal out of the new app than they are out of the new data plan pricing structure, which will also bring higher data allowances per tier.

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Report: Verizon to increase monthly plan costs and data caps

Report: Verizon to increase monthly plan costs and data caps

Verizon will be increasing the costs of its monthly smartphone plans, as well as how much data they offer, in the near future according to a new report. The changes are tipped to affect the carrier’s “S” through “XXL” plans, boosting prices by $5 or $10 per month while increasing data allotments between 1GB and 6GB, depending on which plan you have. While the carrier didn't confirm the planned price increases, it did tease that it has something to announce later this week.

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Verizon rewards subscribers with cash for referring friends

Verizon rewards subscribers with cash for referring friends

Mobile carriers are always looking to steal customers away from each, as Christmas and New Year's promotions over the last few years have proven. But Verizon's latest program relies on an old tactic: getting you to do all the work. Verizon subscribers can now take part in a customer referral program, getting rewarded with cash for convincing their friends to switch to the network.

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ASUS ZenPad Z8 goes up for preorder at Verizon

ASUS ZenPad Z8 goes up for preorder at Verizon

The ASUS ZenPad Z8 has gone up for preorder at Verizon, and it’ll start shipping out to buyers on June 23. The slate features a 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS display and a bunch of notable features, particularly its 13-hour run time and 23-day standby time. The tablet is priced at $249.99, but Verizon is offering it with both a monthly payment plan and at $149.99 USD with a traditional two-year contract.

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