The future of Verizon lies in bundled apps and global domination, according to C.E.O. Ivan Seidenberg. Verizon’s head honcho appeared last week on Charlie Rose to chat about a range of things, including FiOs, the decision to build a CDMA network, and the future of your cellphone service. If nothing else, it’s nice to put a calm, seemingly rational face to the grotesque anti-consumer corporate monster that we all loathe. Hit the jump for the full interview.
It’s uncertain to whom AOL founder Steve Case, looking as boyish as ever, directed his apology, but he’s, “Sorry” for AOL’s merger with Time-Warner (TW). Not that the merger occurred, no, they will always have those hot Savannah nights, but he’s, “disappointed and frustrated that it hasn’t developed in the way that we all hoped at the time it could.”