Senior Executives Are Getting Phished More Frequently. Here’s an Urgent Tip!!!

A couple weeks ago I received an email message with the subject line “Urgent Request !!!” The note purported to be from Adam Lashinsky, this newsletter’s weekday columnist, a man whose comminqu?s I am wont not to ignore. Yet I knew instantly, even before opening the note, that the composer was an imposter. The tell: […]

Verizon Reveals 20 More Cities Getting 5G Mobile this Year. Here’s What You Need to Know

Verizon has revealed new details about its rollout of super-fast 5G mobile service and has started taking preorders for its first true 5G phone, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Verizon on Thursday named 20 cities that will get 5G this year on top of the two, Chicago and Minneapolis, where the service has been available […]

Verizon Media CEO Reveals His Plan For Reviving Struggling Online Business

Guru Gowrappan has spent the seven months charting a new course for Verizon Media, the struggling digital media business owned by telecom giant Verizon. The unit is a mashup of two dinosaur Internet companies: AOL, which Verizon acquired in 2015 for $4.4 billion, and Yahoo, which cost $4.5 billion in 2017. Verizon’s goal was to […]

These Are the Winners and Losers in the Apple-Qualcomm Settlement

More than two years after the two titans of the smartphone era, Apple and Qualcomm, went to war, peace broke out suddenly and surprisingly on Tuesday. Apple and Qualcomm announced that they had settled all of the patent and royalty lawsuits they had filed against each other. They also said they had agreed to a […]

Can the U.S. compete with China on 5G?

President Trump declared Friday he wants private companies, not the federal government, to take the lead in building America’s 5G telecommunications network. “In the United States, our approach is private sector-driven and private sector-led,” he told reporters in a White House appearance alongside Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai. Trump’s statement was billed as an […]

Forget Rural Internet—This Was the Real Agenda at Trump’s 5G Wireless Event

The Trump Administration made a few announcements about building super-fast 5G wireless networks on Friday, but the real purpose of the White House event was buried beneath the headlines. On the surface, President Trump and Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai were promoting the schedule for a new spectrum auction and funds for extending faster […]

How Verizon Beat the Koreans (and Everyone Else) With the First 5G Phone Service

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. When Verizon consumer group president Ronan Dunne and his team pressed the button to send out their press release last week announcing the first 5G mobile phone service, they […]

Data Sheet—How Verizon Beat the Koreans (and Everyone Else) With the First 5G Phone Service

When Verizon consumer group president Ronan Dunne and his team pressed the button to send out their press release last week announcing the first 5G mobile phone service, they made sure to do it just before 11 a.m. Eastern Time. That’s because across the globe, on the other side of the International Date Line in […]