Technology

Mobile users in 461 cities today get 50 percent faster peak speeds at no extra cost—introducing Verizon LTE Advanced

Mobile users in 461 cities today get 50 percent faster peak speeds at no extra cost—introducing Verizon LTE Advanced

| August 30, 2016

Courtesy of Verizon Online News Center FORT WAYNE—Verizon announced today it has launched LTE Advanced technology to bring 50 percent faster peak wireless data speeds to more than 288 million people in 461 cities from coast to coast. Verizon LTE Advanced hits all the major cities, and covers loads of less-served places including highways, interstates, […]

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New tech device gives parents of teen drivers peace of mind

New tech device gives parents of teen drivers peace of mind

| August 26, 2016

By Jay Curry, Solutions Specialist, Verizon Wireless Back to school can be a scary time for parents of teen drivers. There are more cars on the road, more distractions and more chances for teens to sneak away where you maybe don’t want them to go. But, technology has the answer and it’s as simple as […]

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Free tech tools ease back-to-school transition for students, parents

Free tech tools ease back-to-school transition for students, parents

| August 25, 2016

By Jay Curry, Solutions Specialist, Verizon Wireless With the school season back in full swing attention shifts from finding something to keep children busy to making sure they stay on top of the homework, tests and after school practices. While this may seem, at times, like a daunting task, you can use these following free […]

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We have to end the war on women in cyberspace

We have to end the war on women in cyberspace

| August 16, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I don’t know whether you have been following this, but there is a very disturbing trend that has been underway. Women in cyberspace are under attack. These attacks are very much focused on programmers and video game designers. These attacks are nothing short of vicious. Yet, the […]

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Where are the African American, Latino Mark Zuckerbergs, Sheryl Sandbergs?

Where are the African American, Latino Mark Zuckerbergs, Sheryl Sandbergs?

| July 23, 2016

By Hill Harper (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) The question, which came from a participant in a minority business empowerment seminar, quieted the room. The answer is simple: “They’re out there. But they don’t have a data plan.” That seems glib. But truth comes best in a simple package. The digital divide is real. Millions […]

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Saving community newspapers in the age of Facbook

Saving community newspapers in the age of Facbook

| July 21, 2016

By Denise Rolark-Barnes (Chairperson of the NNPA) and Benjamin F. Chavis (President and CEO of the NNPA) Hundreds of newspapers have disappeared in the last 15 years and readership is on the decline. No newspaper is immune from the migration of readership to online platforms, dwindling ad revenues, fragmented audiences and even reduced attention spans. […]

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Verizon Indianapolis 500 fans shattered data usage records at the historic 100th running

Verizon Indianapolis 500 fans shattered data usage records at the historic 100th running

| June 1, 2016

Courtesy of Verizon Online News Service  INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon customers streamed more video and shared more of their experiences at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 than ever before over Verizon’s 4G LTE network. From Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29, a total of 20.8 terabytes of data moved over Verizon’s network—more than double what […]

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Kaneise Mitchell-Casey nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Kaneise Mitchell-Casey nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

| April 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Kaneise Mitchell-Casey, a freshman at Concordia Lutheran High School, is a delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Mass., from June 29 through July 1, 2016. The Congress is an honor-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The purpose of […]

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WELT FM—‘We Encourage Local Talent’

WELT FM—‘We Encourage Local Talent’

| February 11, 2016

A conversation with visionary Erik Möllberg We must accept that this creative pulse within us is—God’s creative pulse itself.—(Author unknown) By Genevieve “Gena” Epps Frost Illustrated Special Correspondent FORT WAYNE—There is something exciting and new coming to Fort Wayne. It’s community radio, which is non-commercial, listener-sponsored and member controlled. This idea, envisioned 16 years ago […]

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Verizon supporting active military, veterans with easy-to-understand discounts

Verizon supporting active military, veterans with easy-to-understand discounts

| January 28, 2016

From Verizon News Service  We’re committed to serving those who serve our country, and are making it easier for active duty servicemembers and veterans to do business with Verizon. Starting today, the company is providing active, former and retired members of the military a 15% discount on postpaid monthly wireless service and eliminating the minimum […]

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