Peter Rojas Leaving Aol Alpha For betaworks

betaworks With Gizmodo, Peter Rojas set a state for talking about technology and gadgets like human beings. That would be a nice feat once, but he did it again with Engadget, Joystiq and gdgt. Now, he’s leaving Verizaol* for an entrepreneur-in-residence position at startup birthing matrix and investment firm betaworks. Rojas came to Aol via the acquisition of gdgt, which betaworks invested in… Read More

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Google Launches Android M Preview With Fingerprint Scanner Support, Android Pay, Improved Permissions And Battery Life

google-io-20150113 As expected, Google today announced the developer preview release of the next version of Android at its I/O developer conference in San Francisco. With Android M (which will get its full name once it’s released to users), Google focuses mostly on fit and finish, but the company also added a number of new features to its mobile operating system.
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This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Verizon On The Horizon

gadgets150515 Can you hear me now? Hopefully you can after a month of silence out of the TC Gadgets Podcast team. But freshly acquired by Verizon, we’re back and ready to chat. The deal, which is still subject to regulatory approval, is valued at $4.4 billion. I don’t want to ruin the surprise of the podcast, so I’ll just ask you to direct your attention to the player below. Check out… Read More

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13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

weekly roundup USE This week’s tech news featured headlines about billion dollar acquisitions, a new launch from Facebook that could change the publishing landscape, and Microsoft’s move to a new software release model. These are our best stories of the week (5/9-5/14). 1. In a big media push, Verizon acquired AOL for $4.4 billion. But not to worry, we talked to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and he… Read More

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Verizon Will Pay $90M FCC Settlement Relating To Bill Cramming

verizon-earnings Verizon is out $90 million after the FCC slapped it on the wrist for allowing, and profiting from ‘cramming,’ a mobile industry practice that sees recurring charges placed on consumer cell phone bills, without the full consent of the customer. Read More

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Top Five Verizon Commercials

Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 1.45.51 PM In honor of our recent joyous union, I present the top five Verizon commercials that I was able to find in about 10 minutes. It should be noted that I have never had Verizon service — mostly because they had awful international coverage for most of the decade. I also think I pissed off their PR person once a long time ago and I haven’t actively covered them since 2010 or so.… Read More

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Google, Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Donate $1.75M To Tech Training Non-Profit Coalition For Queens

coalition-queens The truism about tech’s lack of diversity is that it’s a “pipeline” problem. At least that’s what tech leaders and companies often say when questioned about why their ranks aren’t inclusive enough. Is it an honest answer? Kind of. Does it also shove responsibility for fixing the problem onto everyone else? Yes. How do you fix it? It’s not easy,… Read More

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Activate Your Red Zones: Verizon Has A Football Leather Moto X

VZWnews_2014-Nov-07 Just like the song says: Are you ready for several foot falls? Verizon’s ready, ready to snap your halfback some yards after carry with its new, exclusive Moto X with a football leather back. You heard right, Bob Dikta freaks and Peyton Randolph fans – the same material used to coat everyone’s favourite roughly ball-shaped professional athletics thing is now on phones!… Read More

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