Halsey unveils an augmented reality treasure hunt in the US
Halsey is the latest artist tapping AR technology to send fans on a treasure hunt. This one is in the US, and is a partnership with Verizon and FriendsWithYou.
September 20, 2021
VR/AR startup Jaunt sells its software and tech to Verizon
Jaunt was one of the first virtual-reality content startups to make waves in the modern VR-headset era, including with music. We first wrote about the company in November 2014, for example, when Jaunt worked with Sir Paul...
October 1, 2019
Telco Verizon creates a New York pop-up for Shawn Mendes
We’re used to companies like Spotify building pop-up installations for artists: Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish and Aya Nakamura have all got the pop-up treatment from the streaming service. Now US telco Verizon is getting...
August 19, 2019
Reports claim Verizon is selling Tumblr for ‘well below $10m’
In May 2013, tech firm Yahoo agreed to buy blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1bn, with the former company’s then-CEO Marissa Meyer promising “not to screw it up”. How did that go? Well, in 2017 Yahoo was bought by US...
August 13, 2019
US telco Verizon Wireless bundles Apple Music with some plans
Last August, US telco Verizon Wireless launched a promotion with Apple to give subscribers to its ‘Verizon Unlimited’ mobile tariffs six months’ access to Apple Music. Now the pair are doubling down on their partnership...
January 16, 2019
Verizon bundle will offer six months of Apple Music
Fresh from reportedly overhauling Spotify for paid subscribers in the US, Apple Music is looking to capitalise on its advantage with a new telco deal. The telco in question is Verizon, which from 16 August will be offering...
August 9, 2018
Vessel to shut down after Verizon acquisition
The rumours were correct: online-video startup Vessel is being acquired by telco Verizon. However, the company founded by former Hulu boss Jason Kilar will be shutting its app down as part of the deal. “The telecom giant...
October 27, 2016
Verizon may buy video startup Vessel
There were high hopes of former Hulu boss Jason Kilar’s Vessel startup when it launched as a video app that would encourage people to pay a monthly subscription to watch YouTube-style video content earlier than it was made...
September 26, 2016
Verizon expected to buy Yahoo and combine it with AOL
The mother of all Web 1.0 mergers may be imminent. US telco Verizon is reportedly preparing to pay around $5bn for Yahoo, and then combine the company with AOL, which it bought for $4.4bn in 2015.
July 25, 2016
DanceOn music MCN has generated 5bn video views
We’ve written a fair amount about multi-channel networks (MCNs) like Maker Studios, BroadbandTV and Fullscreen. One of the most popular MCNs is focused on music, however: DanceOn, whose co-founders include Madonna and...
April 25, 2016
Verizon follows Comcast in launching own online video service
Earlier this week, US telco Comcast launched its Watchable online video service, with 30 partners drawn from the world of MCNs and digital studios. Now rival Verizon is getting in on the act with its own new service: Go90....
October 2, 2015
US gets net neutrality (but expect arguments to continue)
It’s been a long time coming, but the US Federal Communications Commission voted yesterday to bring in strong regulations to protect net neutrality – a move that delighted technology firms and internet campaigners, but...
February 27, 2015