Sneaking a Glance at Live Sports Action – Watch Games on NFL Mobile from Verizon

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Story by David Samberg

 With a smartphone in hand, you can watch your favorite sports teams compete live when you’re away from your TV set, or out at other activities. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should.

 Lisa Leach, who sings in a choir in Massachusetts, was reprimanded by her music director for watching a Red Sox playoff game last season during rehearsal. “I might have gotten away with it too if I hadn’t been caught hand-signaling the score to the tenor section.” READ MORE….

 

Back to School Fund Created at YMCA in Richmond, VA

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Story by Melanie Ortel

Families with school-age children will spend an average of $634 on back-to-school necessities this year, according to the National Retail Federation.

 To help ease the financial burden for families living in temporary shelter at the YWCA of Richmond, Verizon Wireless donated $5,000 to the non-profit to create a back-to-school shopping fund. The grant was made in honor of longtime HopeLine advocate and domestic violence survivor, Sgt. Carol Adams, who has served on the Richmond Police force for the past 16 years. HopeLine from Verizon collects no longer needed wireless devices from any service provider to recycle or refurbish. READ MORE….

 

The Shift Toward Social News

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Story by Brian Melina

Today, news is delivered almost instantaneously. With the Internet’s capacity for real-time updates, increased news sharing through social networks like Twitter and the recent departure of RSS feed Google Reader, many people are turning to social news reading, the aggregation and organization of news shared within social networks, to access the latest headlines. READ MORE

Take the “Wait” out of Upgrading with VERIZON EDGE

Story by David Samberg 

Technology changes fast. You purchase a phone and within a few short months, something new hits the shelves.

If you want to stay on top of the latest technology, the new Verizon Edge device payment plan offers an affordable way to upgrade to the newest device and satisfy your love of technology. Verizon Edge is a flexible equipment payment plan that spreads the retail price of a phone over 24 months. You can also upgrade to a new phone after six months if 50 percent of the retail cost has been paid. LEARN MORE…

Take the “Wait” out of Upgrading with VERIZON EDGE

Story by David Samberg

Technology changes fast. You purchase a phone and within a few short months, something new hits the shelves.

If you want to stay on top of the latest technology, the new Verizon Edge device payment plan offers an affordable way to upgrade to the newest device and satisfy your love of technology. Verizon Edge is a flexible equipment payment plan that spreads the retail price of a phone over 24 months. You can also upgrade to a new phone after six months if 50 percent of the retail cost has been paid. LEARN MORE

In Case You Missed It: Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

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Story by Cameka Crawford

On Aug. 28, 1963, a quarter of a million people gathered for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, D.C. The group marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial for equality, in what was at the time the largest demonstration in the history of the nation’s capital. READ MORE

College Football Kickoff Weekend. Were Your Mobile Devices Ready?

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Story by Heidi Flato

 Streaming of sports action is becoming increasingly accessible, allowing fans to use their 4G LTE devices to catch the action on the go. Stepping away from the TV during game time isn’t a penalty-inducing move anymore. ESPN College Football lets fans stream live games with access to feeds from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU. READ MORE

Mobile Transactions Made Easy for Growers and Consumers

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Visit any farmer’s market or roadside vegetable stand this time of year, and you’re sure to find an abundance of choices. Fresh corn. Juicy watermelon. Leafy greens. And yes, ugly tomatoes — otherwise known as heirlooms,


But when it comes to flavor, the uglier the better. For years, customers drawn to the delicious tastes of the iconic vegetable stand would arrive hoping to pick up dinner, but would leave empty-handed since they weren’t carrying cash. Luckily, mobile payments have changed that. READ MORE