Catching up with Hans.

By: Jeremy Godwin

Answers to your questions and the three things to talk about at the dinner table. Plus, answer and win.

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Yahoo Sports and NBA partner for a virtual experience

NBA fans rejoice. Partnered with YahooSports, the NBA will be elevating the sports experience with virtual reality and fantasy and sports-betting content for an enhanced at-home fan experience.

With the technology of RYOT, our innovation studio, fans will be transported to a life-like arena right from their living rooms. As the NBA begins their restart in Orlando, more than a dozen live NBA League Pass games will be available for live viewing on Oculus Quest and Oculus Go headsets.

To experience the courtside action yourself, purchase the Oculus Quest headset here.

Google Pixel

The Google Pixel 4a will be available on August 20. Stay tuned to for more information on the Pixel 4a 5G UW and Pixel 5 coming later this year.

Q&A with Hans

We heard from Hans, who gave us updates across the business. He encouraged us to remain cautious and follow our guidelines to stay safe during the current pandemic.

Hans also answered questions from V Teamers including the top three take-aways from the 2Q Results we should talk about at the dinner table:

  1. "We manage in the second quarter to support all our stakeholders in a really good way.”
  2. “We had a great financial performance, and the high-quality technology we are deploying is paying off”
  3. “Number one priority for Verizon is the safety and health of our employees, which we will continue to stay true to during the pandemic”

We also got transported to Sweden, as Hans shared special photos from his recent vacation where he enjoyed swimming in the Baltic, running and enjoying time with his family.

Stay tuned for more must-see Mondays, where Hans will answer your questions. Email your questions to

#Next20: American History 101

Be sure to catch our next episode of #Next20 tomorrow at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT on our @VZUptospeed Twitter handle. It will also stream live on Verizon's LinkedIn page, BUILD by Yahoo, Huffpost, and In the Know.

Deputy General Counsel and co-chair of Verizon’s Public Policy, Law, & Security Diversity and Inclusion Council David Hubbard will be interviewing Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, to discuss Black history and how it guides us to a more equitable future. Tune in Tuesday.

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About the author:

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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