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Report: Verizon is nearing deal to buy Intel TV service

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According to several reports, Verizon is preparing to buy out Intel’s OnCue TV service. Verizon will use OnCue to extend their pay TV offering beyond the fiber-optic FiOS service. OnCue is designed to provide pay TV programming through high-speed Internet connections. Intel OnCue uses set-top boxes and apps to stream content to TVs, smartphones, and tablets.
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Report: Verizon to buy content delivery network company Edgecast for over $350 million

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Verizon is going to buy out content delivery network company Edgecast for over $350 million, according to TechCrunch. Verizon would likely combine EdgeCast with their own global network platform called COMMA. EdgeCast offers CDN services to companies like Twitter, Hulu, and Pinterest. The acquisition is expected to be officially announced in the next few days.
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Verizon launches same day delivery in Philadelphia, NYC, Pittsburgh, Dallas, and San Francisco

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Verizon Wireless has launched same day deliveries for smartphones that are ordered from VerizonWireless.com. The smartphones have to be ordered before 10AM local time, otherwise it will arrive the day after. You have to be in the following markets though: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York City, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Dallas, Texas; and San Francisco, California. If the order is held up, you will receive a phone call, text message, or e-mail. There are certain purchases that are excluded from same-day services such as pre-paid devices.

[Source: Verizon same day delivery]

Redbox Instant By Verizon Arrives On Nokia Lumia Devices

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Redbox Instant launched on iOS and Android around a year ago and now the mobile version of Redbox Instant by Verizon is available on the Windows Phone Store.  The new app has movie streaming and maps to Redbox kiosks nearby.  The new Redbox Windows Phone app also has Live Tile support.  If you have a Windows Phone device that is outside of the Nokia Lumia range, you will not be able to access the Redbox Windows Phone app yet as you would have to wait until January for the general availability release.
[Source: Nokia, Windows Phone]

Verizon Launches $5 Daily Tablet Data Plan

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The big four telecommunications companies in the U.S. are in a race to see who can get and retain the most subscribers.  Each of them have launched various plans that may or may not require a contract.  Now Verizon is offering a $5 daily data plan for tablets and other connected devices.  This plan serves up to 300MB of data.

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HTC One Max Hits Verizon For $299 With Contract

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Verizon Wireless has started to sell the HTC One Max.  Verizon launched the availability of the One Max on Thursday for $299.99 with a two-year contract or the $25.22 per month on Verizon Edge.  Sprint is selling the phone for $249.99 with a contract with an additional $100 off for customers that bring in their older phones.

[Source: GigaOM]

 

Major Wireless Carriers Reject Smartphone Kill Switch Idea For Preventing Theft

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The four largest wireless carriers in the U.S. have rejected the idea of Samsung’s kill switch plans, according to The New York Times.  The anti-theft kill switch would have given an Android smartphone or tablet user the ability to quickly “brick” their device if it was stolen.

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Android KitKat Is Coming To Moto X On Verizon Today

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Motorola has announced today that Android KitKat (version 4.4) will be made available for Moto X phones that are on the Verizon Wireless Network today.  The Moto X will get the Android KitKat on other carriers and countries soon.
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