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Google’s YouTube Losing Major Advertisers Upset with Videos

AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google’s YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects. The spreading boycott confronts Google with a challenge that threatens to cost it hundreds of millions of dollars. YouTube’s popularity stems from its massive and eclectic library of video,…

Verizon To Add 300 Full-Time Jobs At Alabama Call Center

Verizon says it plans to hire up to 300 full-time employees throughout 2017 at its Huntsville call center. Al.com reports the wireless communication company will hold an onsite career fair Saturday at its Huntsville facility. According to Monday’s announcement, career fair attendees will have the opportunity to network with recruiters, leadership and employees from the customer service department and take…

Ex-Verizon Worker Accused of Selling Customer Phone Records

Federal prosecutors in Alabama say a former Verizon Wireless technician used the company’s computers to obtain customers’ private call records – plus data showing where customers’ phones were – and sold them to an unnamed private investigator. Newly filed court records accuse Daniel Eugene Traeger of selling the confidential information for more than four years, from 2009 to 2014. Traeger…

Verizon Buys Yahoo for $4.83 Billion

Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. The sale announced Monday marks the second time in two years that Verizon has snapped up the remains of a fallen internet star as it broadens its digital reach. The nation’s largest wireless carrier paid $4.4 billion for AOL…

Striking Verizon Workers to Return Wednesday

A union that represents about a quarter of some 40,000 striking Verizon workers says a tentative agreement ending the walkout is protecting American jobs amid concern about jobs moving overseas. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers joined the Communication Workers of America union and Verizon in unveiling the pact Monday. They had reached an agreement in principle Friday but didn’t…