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Unlikely allies fight plan to move TV stations into duplex gap

In what sure sounds like a case of strange bedfellows, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the Radio & Television Digital News Association, Microsoft, Open Technology Institute at New America, Public Knowledge, Free Press and Common Cause are among the parties jointly asking the FCC to back off a staff recommendation to relocate TV stations in the duplex gap after next year's incentive auction.

Microsoft to slash 7,800 jobs, mostly in phone unit, as smartphone efforts falter

Microsoft said it will cut around 7,800 jobs, mostly from its phone business, and record an impairment charge of around $7.6 billion related to its purchase of Nokia's devices and services business. The layoffs and restructuring charges are the latest indication that Microsoft has not been able to gain traction in the smartphone market following its $7.2 billion deal for Nokia's handset business, which closed in April 2014.

The 10 highest-paid executives in wireless in 2014

Every year,  FierceWireless  ranks the top 10 highest-paid executives in the wireless industry, and every year executives from the nation's largest wireless carriers top the list. But not this time.

Carriers, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and others put anti-theft measures in place for smartphones

CTIA said that a group of wireless carriers and smartphone makers had implemented a set of voluntary principles aimed at stopping smartphone theft. The announcement came just as a California law requiring smartphones sold in the state to have a "kill switch" went into effect.  

Comcast opens hood on NBCU cross-promo strategy 'Symphony'

Making good on its promise to investors to turn its 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal into a cross-platform-advertising powerhouse, Comcast has pulled back the veil to its broad, multi-media advertising product, which it calls "Symphony."

Nokia plans to return to the handset market in 2016 by licensing its brand

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri confirmed the rumors that have been swirling around the company for a few months, and said that next year the company will re-enter the mobile phone market by licensing its brands and designs.

Microsoft follows Google, NCTA in dissing Globalstar plan

Some big names came together at a Washington, D.C., event this week to voice their concerns about Globalstar's proposed terrestrial lower power service (TLPS). Among them: Google, Microsoft, the Wi-Fi Alliance, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).

Microsoft devices chief Elop to leave company in executive shakeup

Microsoft is reshuffling its leadership team, and devices chief Stephen Elop is leaving the company as part of the shakeup. Elop, a Microsoft executive who had been CEO of Nokia, returned to Microsoft when the software giant completed its acquisition of Nokia's handset business in April 2014. 

Apple is building its own high-speed network to deliver content: Report

Apple reportedly has become the latest content provider to decide that building its own network to provide a speedier lane for its content is better than using traditional pipes from incumbent providers.

Comcast hires former Nike exec Satchell as product chief

After bumping product-team leader Charlie Herrin to the vitally needed customer service czar position in September, Comcast announced Wednesday that it has finally found a replacement for him to lead its product teams.