WBEZ | Verizon http://www.wbez.org/tags/verizon Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Tech companies partner with Chicago high schools http://www.wbez.org/story/tech-companies-partner-chicago-high-schools-96821 <p><p>Five Chicago Public High Schools are partnering with technology companies to offer career training in addition to a traditional high school diploma. Students at those schools will also have the chance to take college credit courses through the City Colleges of Chicago.</p><p>IBM, Motorola, Microsoft, Cisco and Verizon will each partner with a high school in creating a curriculum that focuses on math, science, technology and engineering. The companies are also expected to provide internships and job interviews for graduating students.</p><p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he reached out to the companies.</p><p>"They have a shortage of workers. We have a student population ready to fill those jobs if they have the educational opportunities to do it," Emanuel said.</p><p>The changes will begin with this fall’s freshman class and Emanuel said he wants to see other schools follow this model in the coming years. IBM has developed a blueprint the city can use in creating future partnerships with businesses in other in-demand fields.</p><p>The high schools that will offer this new program are: Lake View, Corliss, Michele Clark, Chicago Vocational Career Academy and a new school being built at 7651 S. Homan.</p></p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 23:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/tech-companies-partner-chicago-high-schools-96821 It's Official: Verizon Has The iPhone 4 http://www.wbez.org/story/apple/its-official-verizon-has-iphone-4 <p><p>The wait is over. Verizon Wireless <a href="http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/index.html" target="_blank">just officially announced</a> that it too now has the iPhone, ending AT&T's exclusive deal with Apple.</p><p>CNet News is <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20028073-266.html?tag=TOCcarouselMain.0" target="_blank">live-blogging the event here</a>.</p><p>As <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/01/11/132830198/been-waiting-for-a-verizon-iphone-then-this-looks-to-be-your-big-day" target="_blank">we said earlier</a>, All Tech Considered has <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2011/01/10/132819695/a-verizon-iphone-at-long-last?print=1" target="_blank">lots of answers about all this</a>.</p><p><strong>Update at 11:18 a.m. ET:</strong> CNet says Verizon Wireless' existing customers will be able to order the phone starting in early February. Prices: $199 for 16GB and $299 for 32GB. Two-year contracts required. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://metrics.npr.org/b/ss/nprapidev/5/1294765925?&gn=It%27s+Official%3A+Verizon+Has+The+iPhone+4&ev=event2&ch=103943429&h1=Apple,Technology,National+News,AT%26T,Verizon,iPhone,The+Two-Way,Around+the+Nation,U.S.,Home+Page+Top+Stories,News&c3=D%3Dgn&v3=D%3Dgn&c4=132833078&c7=1001&v7=D%3Dc7&c18=1001&v18=D%3Dc18&c19=20110111&v19=D%3Dc19&c20=1&v20=D%3Dc20&c45=MDA0OTc2MjAwMDEyNjk0NDE4OTI2NmUwNQ001"/></p></p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/apple/its-official-verizon-has-iphone-4 Been Waiting For A Verizon iPhone? Then This Looks To Be Your Big Day http://www.wbez.org/story/apple/been-waiting-verizon-iphone-then-looks-be-your-big-day <p><p>Just in case you haven't heard by now:</p><p>Verizon Wireless is expected to announce Tuesday morning that it will start selling a version of the Apple iPhone that will run on its network, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2011/01/10/132819695/a-verizon-iphone-at-long-last?print=1" target="_blank">our friends at <em>All Tech Considered</em></a> (and, to be fair, lots of other news outlets) write.</p><p>The announcement is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET.</p><p>Have questions about how much it will cost, whether it will be like the iPhones that AT&T sells and if it will run on Verizon's 4G network?<em> All Tech</em> has some of the answers.</p><p><em>The Wall Street Journal</em>, which has been covering the Verizon/iPhone news pretty thoroughly in recent months, <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704458204576074301611973530.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsThird" target="_blank">this morning looks at how AT&T will respond</a>. Suffice it to say that the ad battles will be hot. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. 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