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Topic: Verizon

The Winners and Losers in the FCC Ruling for Net Neutrality

Mozilla and Netflix celebrate as Comcast and Verizon seethe

In a historic decision today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in favor of net neutrality by preventing broadband providers from throttling high-traffic services like Netflix. Specifically, the regulatory body voted…

Sprint Says Its Super Bowl Ad Will Be an Apology (of Sorts) to Verizon and AT&T

New lead agency Deutsch L.A. created the spot

Looks like T-Mobile won't be the only mobile provider on the Super Bowl. Sprint has purchased 30 seconds in the third quarter and will begin teasing the ad later today. A teaser…

Wieden + Kennedy Joins Verizon Agency Roster

Adds brand and strategy work from mcgarrybowen

Wieden & Kennedy is the newest agency to join Verizon's roster, after being given brand and strategy work for the telecommunications giant. The assignment had previously been handled by Verizon…

Sprint Zeroes In on an Agency for Broadcast Ads

Deutsch L.A. in talks to help the brand battle AT&T, Verizon

Sprint is close to naming a new agency to create broadcast ads at a crucial time in the company's history. Deutsch L.A. is in advanced negotiations to handle the assignment, which…

Telecoms Put 77% of Their Mobile Spend in Video and Rich Media

Study tracks the decline in banner ad spending

When it comes to U.S. mobile ad budgets for telecommunications companies, 77 percent of the spending is in video and rich media, according to Vdopia's latest cross-client study.  The Silicon Valley-based…

Apple Sells Out of Its First Large-Screen iPhone After Years of Resisting Phablets

Steve Jobs was wrong about going big

What's that you said, Steve Jobs? No one's going to buy that large phone? Apple's visionary founder got a lot right, but he appears to have been wrong about supersized phones.…

Netflix Sides With Government-Run Broadband Providers

Asks FCC to allow for 'limitless bandwidth'

Netflix filed a startling comment with the FCC today: the company wants the Telecommunications Act amended to allow for "a pro-consumer policy of limitless bandwidth," or to put it plainly,…

How a Radio Personality Got Into Advertising

Alabama-based o2ideas works for Verizon and Gateway

Specs Who Shelley Stewart, founder and CEO What Creative agency Where Birmingham, Ala. In 1967, radio personality Shelley Stewart decided he wanted to start an ad agency that would work for marketers who advertised…

T-Mobile Recruits Its Own Customers in Latest Attack on Rivals

Poaching from Sprint

T-Mobile is looking to take advantage of Sprint's broken "Framily," encouraging its customers to recruit rival customers with the promise of faster data for free for a year. T-Mobile’s promotion,…

Ad of the Day: Craig Robinson Croons Love Ballads to Verizon FiOS in Mock Infomercial

TV's most likable piano man sings from the heart

When was the last time you saw an ad for a TV provider and thought to yourself, "Wow, this is enjoyable," rather than, "Oh my God, I hate you, stop…

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