Verizon pushes the FiOS envelope with new applications

Steve Donohue, FierceCableWhile it's clear that Verizon (NYSE: VZ) wants to use its new partnerships with its long-time foe the cable operator to extend its video reach--a move critics say will prompt it to not use FiOS TV to compete with cable--it still has plenty of ideas on to improve the service. Some of the possible features that the telco outlined in a patent application called "Social Television" include social TV applications, companion tablets and voice recognition software. Steve Donohue, editor of FierceCable, addresses how Verizon could incorporate these features not only into FiOS, but even into its cable partners' offerings if they get approvals to move ahead with their proposed spectrum and marketing deals. Read more

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