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Verizon New York Lost $2.5 Billion in Just 2014, and that Might be the Good News

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon New York's Annual Report for 2014 has just come out and it is a page turner. Let me start with some facts and then answer two questions -- How did Verizon New York lose billions in 2014? Isn't FiOS, Verizon's fiber optic service, profitable?

Mom's the Word for Kitty

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.01.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the risk of starting a scandal involving promiscuous sex and teenage pregnancy, I have been living in a cathouse for almost two decades. And the madam of the establishment was the mother of nine children.

Innovation at Its Finest

Ivo Lukas | Posted 05.23.2015 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

I'm so glad that mobile is on the forefront. Again, mobile isn't something brand new - it has been around for a while, from the StarTAC to pagers, to the first iPhone. Technology is everywhere today.

Your Phone Is Germier Than You Could Ever Imagine

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Sorry, germaphobes!

Time Warner Cable's High-Speed Internet 97 Percent Profit Margin is a Big, Bright Red Flag; Critics Rebuked.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In the previous article, I laid out excerpts of Time Warner Cable's SEC-filed 2013 Annual Report which detailed TWC's profit margin (revenues minus ex...

Investigate Time Warner and Comcast's "Social Contract" on America

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Besides the fact that you can never, ever get the advertised price, or that the bill now includes a collection of made up fees and pass-through taxes, there are also a host of related issues that surround the sale and promotion of these services.

Siri Would Be The Worst Waitress Ever

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.08.2014 | Comedy

Talking to someone who doesn't understand you can be frustrating, but putting that person in charge of your food could be the worst decision you ever ...

The Day My Cell Phone Drowned

Jean Carnahan | Posted 11.24.2014 | Technology
Jean Carnahan

My iPhone and I have been inseparable for years. I call him Kenny. When I stepped into the bathtub, Kenny leaped in before I could restrain him. I cried out, 'No, no, don't do that! You have so much to live for.' But he couldn't turn back. He gurgled, gasped and sank.

How to Connect With Busy People

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Sometimes it's the luck of the draw, but sometimes the request is made ineffectively, wasting the time of someone who doesn't have much to waste. Here are some tips for successfully reaching busy people.

If Your Significant Other Was Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women

In this day and age, most are a little guilty of being a bit over attached to their smartphones. But sometimes, it's easy to forget how ridiculous...

4 Ways To Get To Know Your Random Roomie Before Move-in

| Posted 07.28.2014 | Teen

by Danielle Jackson Meeting your roommate for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. Having a random roommate invites the possibility o...

Phone Booths Exist And The New York Times Is On It

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.07.2014 | Technology

This tongue-in-cheek tease for a story about an Arkansas town that decided to repair a broken phone booth appeared in Saturday's New York Times. The n...

Verizon New York's Multiple Financial Books Reveal "Black Hole Revenues".

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

"Follow the Money" Trail of Verizon's Affiliates Exposes a Financial Shell Game. Part VII in the series based on the new report "It's All Interconnec...

My Friends Are Checking Out

Jo Laird | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jo Laird

Yes, it's a good idea to take a vacation off the grid this summer. Enjoy every single minute of it. And, once you get home, figure out a way to take some hops, every day, off the grid.

I Went Off The Grid For 3 Hours

Annelia Alex | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Annelia Alex

I went three consecutive hours without personal electronics. So I'm enlightened now, or something.

Fast Cash for Your Old Cell Phone

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Natalie Pace

Companies like ecoATM, Liquidity Services, Electronic Recyclers International Inc. and Appliance Recycling Centers of America all make it easy for Americans to properly dispose of your old cell phone, tablet, computer or refrigerator, and will dismantle the products in a responsible way.

Calling All Lawyers: Did Verizon New Jersey Commit Fiber Optic Fraud?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Fact: By 2010, 100% of the state-based Public Switched Telephone Network, controlled by Verizon New Jersey should have been upgraded with a fiber opti...

All Forms of Communication Have Collapsed

Lori Day | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media
Lori Day

When your work depends on communication with other human beings, like mine does, this is the worst problem ever. Try to think of a worse problem if you want, but you can't.

NO SECURITY: Phreaking Out the Phone Phreaks

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 04.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

On February 11, 2014 the citizens of cyberspace waged an Internet-wide war against the NSA's Mass surveillance program called "The Day We Fought Back". As the story unfolds, it is important to look at the history of mass surveillance, and see what we can learn from it.

Up Your 'Gram Game

James Beard Foundation | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste
James Beard Foundation

We couldn't help but think about improving our food photos -- so we consulted an expert.

2014: The End Game in Telecommunications: The Perfect, Man-Made Storm

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

"Since deregulation, landline costs skyrocket. The monthly cost of measured AT&T phone service (in California) has soared more than 260% since 2008." ...

Use Headsets to Cut Through the Sea of Sounds

Michael L. Berman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

It's the day after Christmas. There are tiny paw prints on your roof, cookie crumbs near the fireplace and a cacophony of sounds coming from all of the new electronic and mobile devices. Want some peace and quiet? Read on!

Fall 2013 Hot List: 10 'Must Haves' for the New Season

Ivo Lukas | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

Say 'Goodbye' to Summer and 'Hello' to Fall with these "Must Haves" August is already here, leaving many of us wondering where the summer went. Whet...

Pick Up the Phone!

Charlie Maffei | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlie Maffei

If you want to make sure that what you are saying is communicated correctly, pick up the phone. And in today's dating world, if you want to make someone feel special, try speaking to them instead of sending them a text.

Tinfoil Hat Territory

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Just for fun, today I'd like to use my column to skate perilously close to the edge of rampant paranoia. I'm really doing this to make an ironic point, at the end, but I can't deny that this type of thing is certainly fun to write.