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2013-02-25 12:23:38

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. and NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon and Starz announced today the launch of the STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY authenticated online services for Verizon FiOS TV's STARZ and ENCORE customers. The STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY services offer portable and online access to the best of the STARZ and ENCORE exclusive movies and originals premium programming at no extra charge. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121008/LA87863) STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY...

2013-02-23 08:21:23

Government and Community Leaders Join Day's Festivities BALTIMORE, Feb. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon today hosted a statewide Black History Month celebration and open house with government and community leaders at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. The event was free and open to the public. During the open house, guests explored the museum, recognized community innovators, and enjoyed a day full of educational activities and...

2013-02-22 16:25:09

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Francis J. Shammo, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), will speak at the Morgan Stanley 2013 Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco on Monday, Feb. 25. His remarks will be webcast beginning at approximately 4:20 p.m. Eastern time (1:20 p.m. Pacific time). Access instructions will be available prior to the webcast on Verizon's Investor Relations Web site,...

2013-02-20 12:24:27

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon is ranked No. 1 on Training magazine's latest 2013 Training Top 125 rankings of companies that have the best training programs for their employees. This is the second consecutive time Verizon has achieved the top ranking and the 12th consecutive year the company has been named to the list. Verizon has been ranked in Training's Top 10 for four consecutive years. The Top 125 rankings are based on several benchmarking statistics such as...

2013-02-19 08:45:07

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Diane McCarthy, Verizon network and technology senior vice president, has been named chair of the Common Ground Alliance board of directors. McCarthy, whose appointment became effective in January, also represents the telecommunications stakeholder group on the alliance's board. Each director represents one of 16 alliance stakeholder categories. The Common Ground Alliance is a member-driven association dedicated to ensuring public safety,...

2013-02-08 12:24:33

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon's networks are ready to serve customers as winter storm Nemo bears down on the Northeast, from New Jersey to New England. Verizon prepares year-round for natural disasters and other emergencies to provide customers with reliable service so they can keep their businesses open; stay in touch with family and friends; and check the latest weather conditions on their TVs, PCs, tablets or smartphones. NOTE: Verizon has produced...

2013-02-07 12:30:09

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today announced the election of Gregory D. Wasson, president and chief executive officer of Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG), to the Verizon Board of Directors, effective March 1. "Greg Wasson brings to Verizon an in-depth knowledge of the retail and health care industries," said Lowell C. McAdam, Verizon chairman and chief executive officer. "He offers a unique perspective as the leader of a successful Fortune 50...

2013-02-06 20:22:37

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Youth at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington now know firsthand what it takes to build robots and understand the significant role robots play in society - thanks to a 10-week program delivered by a team of Verizon information technology volunteers. Eighteen club members, ages 9 to 14, from the Richard England Clubhouse #14 and Hopkins Branch Club received recognition for their achievements at a special closing ceremony Wednesday (Feb. 6)...

2013-02-05 08:28:57

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the mobile app market continues to grow, privacy and security have become major concerns. To address the potential risks enterprises could face with growing mobile app usage by their employees, partners and customers, ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, has launched a mobile app testing program. Based on more than 20 criteria that address enterprise concerns about app privacy leaks, vulnerabilities,...

2013-01-31 16:21:05

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon is joining with the U.S. Department of Energy to help meet President Obama's goal of empowering the U.S. to produce plug-in electric vehicles that are as affordable and convenient as their gasoline counterparts. The DOE's initiative, called the Workplace Charging Challenge, came in response to the president's announcement last year of the Electric Vehicle Everywhere Challenge, which is aimed at producing more affordable and convenient...