$10 million Powerful Answers Award winners announced

Mosaic of Oakland, California, the top prize winner in the sustainability category, is creating an online platform for individuals to invest in clean energy projects.

The three $1 million winners of the first Verizon Powerful Answers Award were revealed on January 8th   by Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The prize amounts for the other 12 winners, who each took home between $850,000 and $285,000, were also announced.

When Verizon announced its Powerful Answers Award contest nearly a year ago, the company challenged innovators, developers and entrepreneurs to create ideas that would leverage Verizon’s cloud, broadband and wireless networks to deliver great solutions and social good.   Read More⇒

Verizon announces Best-in-State student teams in National App Challenge

Hillsdale Middle School from El Cajon and Los Altos High School from Los Altos win Best-in-State awards for California

Eighty-one teams of creative middle and high school students have earned the title Best in State in the second Verizon Innovative App Challenge  , a national competition in which students design a mobile application concept that addresses a need or problem in their local schools or communities.

The competition was created by the Verizon Foundation in partnership with the   Technology Student Association to encourage students to use technology to help solve local social issues.

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Verizon releases Transparency Report

Verizon posted online its first Transparency Report, the first such report to be released by a telecommunications company.

“The past year saw an intense focus around the world on government demands to obtain customer data,” said Randal Milch, Verizon general counsel and executive vice president, public policy. “We believe this Transparency Report is a constructive addition to the ongoing conversation about privacy and public safety.”

The report, which will be updated semiannually, outlines the number of 2013 law enforcement requests for customer information that Verizon received in the United States and other countries in which it does business. The report can be reviewed at:

Inspiring change with a Lunar New Year film

Asian Americans Advancing Justice to receive HopeLine donation from Verizon for every YouTube “Like”.


As billions of people in the Asian community make preparations to celebrate Lunar New Year, Verizon Wireless is ushering in the Year of the Horse with a donation to Los Angeles-based Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice). To celebrate the 15-day tradition, Verizon Wireless will make a $1 donation – up to $10,000 – from its HopeLine   program for every “Like” that its Lunar New Year-themed short film receives on YouTube through Feb. 16.   Read More



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