Deliveroo will expand its network with restaurants’ own riders

Deliveroo has taken leaf out of Just Eat’s book and will allow partner restaurants to use their own riders. That means it can now team up with establishments that have their own fleet. The British food delivery app will launch a new service called “Marketplace+” in July — its partners can then use it to […]

AT&T opens its public safety network to volunteer first responders

AT&T’s approach to a public safety network has been available for a while, but only for emergency crews that supply phones and plans. That’s not much good if you’re a volunteer firefighter or otherwise have to bring your own device. However, you won’t be out of the loop for long. AT&T has launched FirstNet plans […]

Verizon names tech chief CEO, prioritizes 5G network over content

(Reuters) — Verizon named Chief Technology Officer Hans Vestberg as its new CEO on Friday, surprising analysts and signaling the largest U.S. wireless company’s priority is building the next-generation 5G network, not expanding further into media content. Vestberg, 52, joined Verizon a year ago after being fired as chief executive at co…Read More

Heathers Reboot Scrapped Entirely at Paramount Network

Here’s a nasty rumor that’s actually true: After a delayed start, Paramount Network has decided not to air the upcoming Heathers TV reboot at all, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATEDCable/Streaming Scorecard: What’s Renewed? What’s Cancelled? The network ultimately decided that the reboot’s satirical depiction of violence inside a high school “didn’t feel right,” Paramount Network […]

Sprint chair: We will build a great network with or without T-Mobile merger

Enlarge / T-Mobile CEO John Legere (left) and then-Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 30, 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure tweeted this morning that Sprint will build “one of the best networks in the world” even if […]

Harmonix is reviving Rock Band Network in ‘Rock Band 4’

During a livestream on Tuesday, Harmonix announced that after a few years away, the Rock Band Network is coming back. Originally announced in 2009 near the height of plastic guitar controller mania, it allowed content creators to import their own tracks for play (and most importantly, for sale) within the Rock Band series of games. […]

Blockchain startup Game Loot Network proposes another alternative app store

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have potential to upset the status quo in games, and so, yet another startup, Game Loot Network, is proposing to use the technologies to create an alternative app store and player rewards program. Rivals, such as Brian Fargo’s Robot Cache and Game Credits, have proposed something similar, and so, it’s a r…Read More

In effort to shut down Telegram, Russia blocks Amazon, Google network addresses

Enlarge / “Free” as in “censored.” (credit: Carl Court / Getty Images) Early today, Roskomnadzor—Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media—moved to enforce a new Russian federal law blocking the use of Telegram, the encrypted chat and social networking application that has become the favored tool of Russia’s political opposition and […]

VR social network VTime raises $7.6 million round, preps for AR version

VTime, one of the first ever VR social networks, appears to still be going strong; the team behind the app just raised $ 7.6 million in a Series A round of funding. The investment was led by Deepbridge Capital and also included U.K.-based loan and equity provider, MSIF. According to a press release, these funds […]