John Paczkowski

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Verizon Network Outage Begs Question: Is There Also a Map for That?

AT&T executives were no doubt grinning into their cornflakes this morning over a cock-up at rival Verizon that left many of that company’s customers in the eastern half of the U.S. without access to data services early Wednesday. The network outage, which was evidently caused by some bad switch software, affected conventional data services as well as BlackBerry email and MMS.

Service was resolved relatively quickly, by 8:15 am ET, but not before hundreds of customers rushed to Twitter to carp about it and give Verizon (VZ), which has mercilessly antagonized AT&T (T) over its network issues, a little taste of some of the grief its rival has been suffering for the past year.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus