Items tagged with Hurricane-Sandy

Amidst the lingering damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Verizon is throwing its customers in the most affected areas of New York and New Jersey a bone by waiving voice and text fees incurred between October 29th and November 16th. Even better, customers don’t need to do anything to take advantage of the price break; Verizon will simply not be charging them. Users will still be responsible for their monthly access fees, however. Areas where Verizon is extending the fee waivers include 10 counties in New York and 21 in New Jersey. Verizon has been engaging in other hurricane relief efforts,... Read more...
So far, Hurricane Sandy has been about as brutal as predicted; millions are without power, and dozens are dead. It’s also taken a toll on the Internet community. This morning, several major media news sites were down, including Gawker, Gizmodo, Mediate, and the Huffington Post. (HuffPo is back up as of now, but the others are currently still down.) Datagram, Inc., which provides Internet access in the New York metro area, has serious flooding at its facility, and according to its update page, they’re still pumping water out of the basement and have no timetable for when operations will... Read more...
As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East coast, at least one company isn’t taking any chances. Google has cancelled its Playground event in New York, as the governor has declared a state of emergency. The event will be rescheduled at some point soon, and we’ll let you know when that is as soon as Google tells us. Until, then, everyone will have to rely on rumors about the products Google was possibly planning to announce at the event, including new 7- and 10-inch Nexus tablets, new Nexus smartphone, and Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie. On a serious note, we’re glad that Google decided... Read more...