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Verizon Supercookie refuses to die, gets help from AOL

Verizon Supercookie refuses to die, gets help from AOL

Perhaps "zombie cookie" is indeed a better name for Verizon's much criticized "supercookie" scheme. The major US carrier received a lot of heat early this year when it was revealed how it used "undeletable" cookies to track users' Internet comings and goings for the purpose of advertising. The furor has died down since Verizon allowed customers to opt out of this kind of tracking. But now it seems that Verizon is ready to earn the public's ire again, revealing that it will combine its users' advertising profile into AOL's ad network.

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Sony Xperia Z4v isn’t coming to America, or anywhere else

Sony Xperia Z4v isn’t coming to America, or anywhere else

Last June, Verizon announced that a certain Sony Xperia Z4v smartphone would be landing on the country's shores sometime by August. That month has come and gone with no word, whisper, or even shadow of the strange beast. And now we know why. Updating its announcement, Verizon reveals that they are scrapping the Verizon-exclusive Sony smartphone completely. But that is probably for the best. Considering what the Xperia Z4v is based on, it might have done the carrier more harm than good if it pushed through.

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go90 is Verizon’s tone-deaf attempt at a video app

go90 is Verizon’s tone-deaf attempt at a video app

Today Verizon Media revealed go90, a video app for iOS and Android devices. This app can be run on devices from any data network, but some content may be limited to Verizon Wireless customers. The app's presentation begins with a sign-in/sign-up screen after you've downloaded it, then presents a "free" multimedia experience that Verizon Media says is "thanks [to their] super cool ad partners!" Verizon Media also suggests that they've been "cooking it up" in their "Silicone Valley labs" for months.

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Samsung Pay may land for Verizon users soon

Samsung Pay may land for Verizon users soon

Samsung's Will Graylin made a tweet recently that indicates Verizon users might soon get access to Samsung Pay mobile payments. Graylin is the co-GM of Samsung Pay so he should be in the know enough to say when and if the service will spread to other users. Graylin said in the tweet that Samsung pay for Verizon should be available in the next week or so.

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Verizon outs Samsung Galaxy Tab E for some family fun

Verizon outs Samsung Galaxy Tab E for some family fun

Today, all eyes are probably on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launch (or on the Pope), but there's always room for more than just Apple's devices. While Verizon has just revealed its own strategy for keeping iPhone owners updated on the latest release year after year, the carrier is also announcing an Android tablet for its customers. The Samsung Galaxy Tab E is no iPad, for sure, but it offers a potentially enticing combination of a budget tablet that can be used by anyone in the family.

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Verizon now also has an iPhone yearly upgrade scheme

Verizon now also has an iPhone yearly upgrade scheme

Considering a new iPhone lands every year, it seems ideal, if not lucrative, to get consumers to get to upgrade to the latest iDevice every year as well. Thanks to Apple pushing its own annual upgrade plan without the help of carriers, those carriers are now also trying to win back subscribers hearts by ensuring that they too will get a fresh new iPhone yearly without having to ditch their plan. Joining and competing with T-Mobile, Verizon has revealed its own pricing plan to help its subscribers get the latest iPhones every year.

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Verizon DROID Turbo 2 tipped coming October with Moto Maker

Verizon DROID Turbo 2 tipped coming October with Moto Maker

Word about the DROID Turbo 2, otherwise known as the Moto X Force outside the US, has seemingly been eclipsed by all the leaks surrounding the new Nexus smartphones due next week. But when all that's said and done, the DROID Turbo 2 might come out as a more interesting option for those not so keen on a pure Nexus device. With very high end specs and Moto Maker customization, this upcoming Motorola smartphone might again make some wish they were indeed on Verizon's network.

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Verizon offers first US roaming coverage in Cuba

Verizon offers first US roaming coverage in Cuba

No, this isn't how Cuba is planning to improve its Internet accessibility. Taking advantage of the new found political relationship between the two countries, US carriers are starting to set their eyes on the country, opening the doors for better communication, both across countries and when within the Cuba. In this vein, Verizon is announcing its latest achievement, which is becoming the first US wireless company to offer roaming services in the previously isolated nation, boosting not only Verizon's territories but potentially also makes it for Americans to visit the country.

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Nextbit Robin gets Verizon version too

Nextbit Robin gets Verizon version too

Following the news that Nextbit's Robin smartphone had reached double its campaign goal on Kickstarter, topping $1 million, the makers announced that they will be adding a Verizon-compatible model to the purchasing options. Prior to this, the cloud-connected device was only available for the carriers AT&T and T-Mobile. Nextbit CEO Tom Moss explained that the Verizon model will be specifically designed for that carrier's network, so users shouldn't expect to switch after purchasing that version of the phone.

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Verizon and AT&T to bring their tiny stores to Best Buy

Verizon and AT&T to bring their tiny stores to Best Buy

It's become apparent that Best Buy will soon become more of a mini-mall than it will a big box store as Verizon and AT&T add to the fray. Word is that Verizon and AT&T will soon both have their own tiny storefronts inside Best Buy, much in the same way Apple and Samsung have their own miniature stores in the big yellow tag. At this rate, we'll see Best Buy with less store space of its own, renting out floor space to big brand after big brand, each of them striving for an up-close and personal presentation of their own.

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E FUN’s new Nextbook Ares tablets tout Verizon 4G LTE

E FUN’s new Nextbook Ares tablets tout Verizon 4G LTE

We are all growing more connected these days, so much that even users of budget tablets sometimes expect Internet connectivity anywhere they go. That combination is exactly what E FUN, who claims to be the second largest vendor of detachables or 2-in-1 tablets, is promising to offer with its two new Android-powered Nextbook Ares tablets. Though coming in different sizes, the Nextbook Ares 8L and Nextbook Ares 10L are like peas in a pod, sharing many features together, including connectivity with Verizon's 4G LTE network.

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