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Verizon customers peeved in Florida

Tampa, Fla. -- Verizon is snapping up new business in Florida left and right but some say it's at the expense of customer satisfaction.

People are complaining in growing numbers to government watchdogs and on Internet blogs, The Tampa Tribune reported Wednesday. The Verizon customers say they aren't getting promised discounts and equipment, are getting less-than-satisfactory responses from the company's customer service department, the newspaper said.

Some have contacted the Florida attorney general's office, while others are going the guerrilla route -- posting videos on YouTube.

Verizon company officials contend they are taking steps to improve service by doing a better job of training employees, changing the way they handle complaints and getting rid of some sales workers, the Tribune said.

Yahoo! Shine holds secrets of women's daily lives

Internet media company Yahoo! Inc. on Monday is introducing a new Website for women, called "Yahoo! Shine". The new media site, aimed at women between the ages of 25 and 54, focuses on women's routine lives.

Small Company Jumps in Big Bucks Commercial Space Travel Fray

The race to be the first private company to send up paying travelers into space in its own spacecraft has gone one notch higher, with another company, Xcor Aerospace from California, jumping into the fray.

Is your Computer Data Safe?

Individuals, businesses and major companies rely heavily on their computer systems. If this data is damaged, lost or stolen, it can lead to a huge disaster. Shielding your computer from online threats is easier than you think. Try these simple defensive steps.

MacBook Air most prone to Hack Attack

Mac OS is the most vulnerable of operating systems, proved a technologist who also won himself $10,000 and a laptop computer. Charlie Miller, an analyst with ISE (Independent Security Evaluators) blotted all safety claims of Mac OS when he hacked a MacBook running the OS X, 10.5.2 version, in less than two minutes.

EA amends its offer for Take-Two, adds condition

The leading video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said Friday it extended its tender offer for Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. by a week to April 18. EA’s move to amend its $26 per share, or $2 billion offer for Take-Two came after the latter company rescheduled its annual shareholders meeting.

Dell launches $879 Blu-ray notebook

Dell Inc. on Friday launched an Inspiron 1525 laptop with Blu-ray disc playback for less than $1000. The new offering with a Blu-ray Disc drive will compliment Dell’s award-winning Inspiron line of laptops.

Time to Divide and Conquer, Motorola

In the 24 hours since Motorola (NYSE: MOT) announced its plan to divide the company into two unequal parts, some 99 articles (at last count) have sprouted like mushrooms after a spring storm -- and that's on Yahoo! Finance alone. I shudder to think how much more ink has been spilled in the print media, and elsewhere in the blogosphere.

Why Microsoft Might Bid for BI

Is Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) really this daring?

SAIC: So Am I Crazy?

Motley Fool Inside Value recommendation SAIC (NYSE: SAI) bills itself as "a leading provider of research, engineering, and technology services and solutions." On Tuesday, it "provided" us with something else -- an earnings beat. Yet despite turning in Q4 earnings of $0.25 per share (up 25% year over year, and better than the $0.22 predicted), the stock took a 2% dive yesterday. Why? Why, let's find out why.