Verizon today announced 10,400 employees are taking buyouts to leave the company. That’s about 7 percent of the company’s worldwide workforce. This is part of an effort to trim the telecom giant’s workforce ahead of its push toward 5G. I still have a job. Everyone at TechCrunch, which is part of the Verizon Media Group, […]
A problem with the software in Ericsson equipment is causing outages across the world including O2 users in Great Britain and Softbank users in Japan, according to a report in the Financial Times earlier today. Ericsson took blame for the outage in a press release. It apparently involves faulty software on certain Ericsson equipment used […]
It’s official: Google is killing off Allo. The messaging app was only launched in September 2016 but it was pretty much flawed from the word go with limited usage. Google was, once again, painfully late to the messaging game. The company said it had ceased work on the service earlier this year, and now it has announced […]
Video won’t start rolling on Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new bite-sized streaming service with the billion dollar backing until the end of 2019, but talent keeps signing up to come along for their ride into the future of serialization. The latest marquee director to sign on the dotted line with Quibi is Catherine Hardwicke, […]
TechCrunch’s Verizon-owned parent, Oath, an ad tech division made from the merging of AOL and Yahoo, has agreed to pay around $5 million to settle charges that it violated a federal children’s privacy law. The penalty is said to be the largest ever issued under COPPA. The New York Times reported the story yesterday, saying the […]
I’d heard about 5G. But I didn’t know just how fast it would be until I was watching myself miss free throws in real time.
On Monday, Verizon opened the doors to its 5G Experience pop-up shop in downtown Los Angeles. In the space, visitors tested out Verizon’s 5G Home network.
Internet service providers say 5G will be hundreds of times faster than 4G, and at least four and a half times faster than wireless broadband. Last year, average download speeds for broadband were around 65 MbpsVerizon promises its “5G Ultra Wideband” — despite sounding like a pair of maternity pants — will deliver speeds between 300 Mbps and up to 1 GB per second. Read more…
The race to 5G is ramping up.
Samsung and Verizon announced on Monday that the two companies are partnering to bring one of the first 5G smartphones to the market. While no specific release date was mentioned, the two companies are saying its 5G phone will hit stores in the first half of 2019.
A concept device of the new 5G phone from Samsung and Verizon will be unveiled later this week at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Technology Summit. Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon Mobile Platform, including its new mobile processor, will power the smartphone.
Earlier this summer, Motorola was first to announce a 5G-compatible phone on Verizon’s 5G network. The , which is currently available for purchase, will be upgradable via an attachable add-on that will be released in early 2019. Read more…
Samsung tipped its hand yet again, revealing another key piece of its 2019 roadmap. As it did with the foldable phone a few weeks back, the company will be revealing a proof concept this week at the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Maui. Details around things like specs are likely to be pretty light once […]
The OnePlus 6T is finally here and not only is it glorious — the screen’s larger with a smaller notch and there’s a fingerprint sensor underneath the display — but it comes with two arguably more important milestones (for Americans at least): You can buy the 6T from T-Mobile and the phone works on Verizon.
At long last, OnePlus is breaking into the U.S. with retail presence that’ll put its devices in front of more potential customers, many of whom are probably unfamiliar with the brand. Supporting Verizon is a equally as significant because it’s the first time a OnePlus phone will work on America’s largest wireless network. Read more…