Remains of the Day: All Verizon, all the time

Let's face it: the big news of the week is . So I'm going to give up pretending there was anything else worth covering. Read on for the dirty background secrets on Verizon and Apple's deal, the AFL-CIO's opinions on Big Red, and Jon Stewart's impassioned monologue about carrier freedom. The remainders for Wednesday, January 12, 2010 are five bars strong.

(Bloomberg Businessweek)

Sure, it looked easy when Verizon president Lowell McAdam waltzed onto stage and showed off the Verizon iPhone, but getting to that point was hard work. McAdam and Apple's COO Tim Cook hammered out the deal in 2010, after years of negotiating, overcoming technical hurdles, and, well..."They don't put a lot of logos on their phones," McAdam told Bloomberg. "So that wasn't a major issue for us." Huh. I wonder why his left eye keeps twitching?


The iPhone may be on Verizon, but the AFL-CIO would like to suggest you buy it from AT&T--because AT&T is union and Verizon isn't. Also, you'll get exclusive access to the GPS-enabled "Where's ?" app.

(The Daily Show)