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A Sprint contractor left thousands of US cell phone bills on the internet by mistake

A Sprint contractor left thousands of US cell phone bills on the internet by mistake A contractor working for cell giant Sprint stored on an unprotected cloud server hundreds of thousands of cell phone bills of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile subscribers. The storage bucket had more than 261,300 documents, the vast majority […]

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Verizon and AWS announce 5G Edge computing partnership

Verizon and AWS announce 5G Edge computing partnership Just as Qualcomm was starting to highlight its 5G plans for the coming years, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg hit the stage at AWS re:Invent to discuss the carrier’s team up with the cloud computing giant. As part of Verizon’s (TechCrunch’s parent company, disclosure, disclosure, […]

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HTC’s new CEO discusses the phonemaker’s future

HTC’s new CEO discusses the phonemaker’s future On September 17, HTC announced that cofounder Cher Wang would be stepping down as CEO. In her place, Yves Maitre stepped into the role of Chief Executive, after more than a decade at French telecom giant, Orange. It’s a tough job at an even tougher […]

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Verizon lights up 5G in (parts of) NYC

Verizon lights up 5G in (parts of) NYC Verizon this week announced that it’s finally begun to flip the switch on its 5G network in parts of New York City, along with Panama City and Boise. That brings the wireless carrier’s (disclosure: also TechCrunch’s parent) totally number up to 13 cities with […]

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13 ways to screw over your internet provider

13 ways to screw over your internet provider Internet providers are real bastards: they have captive audiences whom they squeeze for every last penny while they fight against regulation like net neutrality and donate immense amounts of money to keep on lawmakers’ good sides. So why not turn the tables? Here are […]

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Week in Review: Snapchat beats a dead horse

Week in Review: Snapchat beats a dead horse Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I […]

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Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress parent, Automattic

Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress parent, Automattic Six years after Yahoo purchased Tumblr for north of $1 billion, its parent corporation is selling the once dominant blogging platform. WordPress owner Automattic Inc. has agreed to take the service off of Verizon’s hands. Terms of the deal are undisclosed, but the number […]

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Cybereason raises $200 million for its enterprise security platform

Cybereason raises 0 million for its enterprise security platform Cybereason, which uses machine learning to increase the number of endpoints a single analyst can manage across a network of distributed resources, has raised $200 million in new financing from SoftBank Group and its affiliates.  It’s a sign of the belief that SoftBank […]

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Verizon reports a big boost in wireless subscribers

Verizon reports a big boost in wireless subscribers Verizon reported its second quarter earnings this morning, and while revenue fall short of analyst predictions, the company had strong profits and subscriber growth. Verizon reported consolidated revenue of $32.1 billion in Q2, down 0.4% year-over-year and lower than analyst estimates of $32.4 billion. […]

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Microsoft and the second Softbank Vision Fund as another play for corporate cloud dominance

Microsoft and the second Softbank Vision Fund as another play for corporate cloud dominance It looks like the return of Softbank’s Vision Fund may be less reliant on murder money and more reliant on Microsoft’s money-making machine for its backing. The rumored involvement of Microsoft in financing Softbank Vision Fund II (electric […]

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