Verizon to Kill Off Its Go90 App
Verizon says it will shut down go90, its mobile video service, by the end of July. The service launched in 2015 as a free option for consuming video via mobile devices. The service never found a real audience. "Following the creation of Oath, go90 will be discontinued," said Verizon in a statement provided to Reuters. "Verizon will focus on building its digital-first brands at scale in sports, finance, news and entertainment for today's mobile consumers and tomorrow’s 5G applications." Oath is Verizon's content branch and encompasses apps and services from the former AOL and Yahoo brands. Verizon has begun informing its content providers about go90's imminent closure and said it will return all rights back to its production partners.
Verizon Adds Casting Support to iOS go90 App
Jun 21, 2016
Verizon Wireless updated its go90 mobile video app this week, making it possible to push content from the iPhone to TVs via Apple TV and Chromecast. Verizon says the app has a new design with simplified navigation, and now more visibly curates video content based on category, such as action, comedy, drama, or reality.
Verizon and AwesomenessTV Bag Video Content Plans
Feb 15, 2017
Verizon Wireless and AwesomenessTV no longer plan to develop premium video content for mobile devices. Verizon invested in a 24.5% stake in AwesomenessTV last year with the intent of introducing new programming for millennials that would stand apart from Verizon's existing go90 video product.
Verizon's Sponsored Video Content Goes Live This Week
Mar 2, 2016
Verizon Wireless customers will be able to watch go90 video content for free beginning this week, according to CFO Fran Shammo. Verizon first said it would zero-rate the go90 video content early last month thanks to support from its FreeBee Data 360 sponsored data service.
Verizon Says Its Pixel Will Receive System Updates At the Same Time as Other Pixels
Oct 12, 2016
Verizon Wireless will not stymie system updates for the Google Pixel phones, according to Ars Technica. Earlier this month, Google said Verizon would be responsible for pushing system updates to its variants of the Pixel and Pixel XL.
FCC Sees Potential for Harm in Zero-Rated Data Schemes
Jan 11, 2017
The FCC today took AT&T and Verizon to task for their zero-rated video services and said they may in fact be harmful to the market. The agency has spent time evaluating each of the zero-rated offerings from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless.
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