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  • Verizon V CAST app store to compete against Google

    Verizon has been accepting submissions for its forthcoming V CAST Android app store, which is rumored to be unveiled at the VCD Conference on 21 September. The V CAST app store was originally said to be an extension of the official Android app marketplace, but according to the blog Android and Me, the shop will be totally independent of Google.

  • US FCC calls off net neutrality negotiations

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has called off negotiations on a network neutrality compromise scheduled for the coming days, saying the talks have not been fruitful enough.

  • Equinix announces new SY3 Sydney data centre

    The current data centre gold rush in Australia shows no signs of petering out if the latest $72 million investment by Equinix in the first phase of its new International Business Exchange data centre, SY3, in Sydney is anything to go by.

  • New Droid Phone Coming on June 23

    Verizon, Motorola, and Adobe have announced they will be introducing the next generation of Droid mobile devices on Wednesday, June 23. The Droid launch comes just one day before Apple officially launches iPhone 4, the next-generation of Cupertino's super-popular smartphone. Adobe will be on hand at the Droid launch on June 23 presumably to tout the virtues of the much ballyhooed Flash Player 10.1 for mobile devices that is compatible with Android 2.2, Palm WebOS, and Symbian S60 systems.

  • Will 4G Fix Wireless Voice Quality?

    "Can you hear me now?" As much marketing hype as 3G wireless networks have received, the fact remains that customers of all the major wireless providers are frequently frustrated with their service's poor voice quality and dropped calls. With 4G looming on the horizon, can we look forward to better voice quality?

  • Verizon FiOS TV feeds Twitter, Facebook generation

    The modern big-screen, high-definition television is not only taking on the PC for basic Web access. It's now becoming a social networking device serving Twitter and Facebook users -- as they watch TV.

  • Verizon eyes Sydney, Melbourne data centres

    Verizon Business is evaluating the launch of Sydney and Melbourne data centres as it seeks to encourage customers to adopt its cloud services offering, Computing as a Service (CaaS).

  • Department of Human Services to dump Verizon?

    The future of Verizon's relationship with the Department of Human Services (DHS) is unclear with the vendor declining to comment on whether it will re-tender for the expiring secure email services contract it holds with the department.

  • Verizon follows Comcast lead on IPv6

    Verizon appears to be playing catch-up to broadband rival Comcast with its announcement Tuesday of a residential trial of IPv6, a long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

  • Managing the cloud

    As IT managers struggle to manage their physical and virtual infrastructure, another complexity is being added to the mix: The cloud.