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04.03.2018Inside Verizon

Expanding Verizon Innovative Learning, helping small businesses flourish and we’re keeping customers protected.

By: Jeremy Godwin

Get Up to Speed with what's happening Inside Verizon.

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First, we discuss our new Humanability commercial that aired during yesterday's NCAA championship game and our teammate Kendall Lee is showing how we’ve helped students at a Verizon Innovative Learning school in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania. Next, we rundown three stories: our new Best For A Good Reason video; Verizon Business Market leader Martin Burvill talks about the lifecycle of small businesses; and, TechCrunch shared the news that shorter, skippable ads are coming to YouTube.

The stories. 

Help Verizon choose the next middle school to invest in.

We're investing over $200 million more into our Verizon Innovative Learning program. This brings our total commitment to over $400 million in tech education resources across the country. Our goal is to reach 5 million kids by 2023. You can nominate the next school.

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Our Network story is being told through the lens of our Network Engineers.

We call it: Best for a Good Reason.

Shorter, skippable ads will be coming to YouTube.

YouTube today is introducing a new way for advertisers to maximize reach from their shorter ads. The change arrives around two years after YouTube’s introduction of the six-second bumper, which the company says advertisers have learned how to best use to raise brand awareness, despite having only a few seconds to tell their story. 

Verizon Reimagining the Life Cycle of Small Business

Anyone who has ever started a small business knows that it takes blood, sweat, tears and a whole lot of guts to build a successful business, starting from a mere idea and to sustain it over any number of years. The challenges that small business owners face just to keep the doors open — let alone turn a profit — are huge.

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About the author(s): 

Jeremy Godwin is a member of the Verizon Corporate Communications team and a regular host of Up to Speed. He's the team's resident tech geek and media junkie.

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