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Strikes, Protests Loom Over Amazon as Prime Day Starts

Amazon’s 2019 Prime Day rolled out quietly Monday, without server stumbles that plagued the sales event the past two years, helped by a 3 a.m. ET start and a stretched sale run to 48 hours, up from 36 last…Subscribe to Read >>

Verizon Raised the Bar for Mobile Video Experience in 1H 2019, Says OpenSignal

Verizon solved a “conundrum” in the U.S. mobile industry in the first half by meeting consumers’ desire for “unfettered video consumption while maintaining a quality video experience,” OpenSignal reported Monday. Subscribe to Read >>

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Galaxy Fold Delay Validates Corning CEO That Foldables Not Ready for Prime Time

Samsung's postponement Monday of its Galaxy Fold launch from this Friday to a date not certain validated Corning CEO Wendell Weeks' forecasts last summer that foldable smartphones wouldn't be quite ready for prime time anytime soon (see 1807250008)…Read More >>

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