29 posts and columns on Ivan Seidenberg
Verizon showed off 10 devices coming in the first half of the year and said it will cover another 140 cities with the high-speed network by year’s end.
Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg is taking his turn on the Consumer Electronics Show stage on Thursday morning. His speech will follow an electronics-industry state of the union speech from trade organization head Gary Shapiro. Mobilized has live coverage in progress.
Here is the standard cord-cutting formula: Tell your cable company to pound sand and replace it with an antenna, an Internet connection and a Netflix subscription. Except, says Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, that’s not what his 19.6 million customers are doing. For now.
“We don’t feel like we have an iPhone deficit. We would love to carry it, but we have to earn it. I can’t speak for Apple.”
– Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg on speculation that the carrier will soon add Apple’s iPhone to its handset lineup
The party line from cable executives is that “cord-cutting” is a myth. Not so, says Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg. “Young people are pretty smart. They’re not going to pay for something they don’t need to.” Meanwhile, in iPhone news: Yes, he’d like to carry the iPhone.