News bites: Verizon reports loss on pension charges

Verizon reported a net loss of $212 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, The New York Times reports. The loss was mostly due to non-cash pension charges and the cost of subsidizing new iPhones. 

The Wall Street Journal reports on the tech industry's growing clout in Washington.

Google+ relaxes its real-name policy.

Twitter bought Web security firm Dasient, TG Daily reports.