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Intel racks up $4.2B in mobile losses in 2014, but promises to cut costs with cheaper chips

Intel ended 2014 how it started it when it comes to mobile: by losing around $1 billion. The silicon giant reported a $1.11 billion loss in its mobile communications group in the fourth quarter, bringing total 2014 losses in the mobile unit to $4.2 billion.

TabletTV officially launches in San Francisco, starts taking orders

TabletTV, a startup backed by Granite Broadcasting Corp. aimed at making broadcast TV signals available to mobile device users, has officially launched in the Bay Area and has begun taking orders from consumers.

Verizon points to strong LTE device activations, Edge adoption in Q4

While Verizon Wireless did not provide specific subscriber growth figures for the fourth quarter, the carrier indicated it will report strong momentum in the quarter. Verizon's confidence in its fourth-quarter performance, with more than three weeks left in the year and with the holiday shopping season in full swing, speaks to the challenges Sprint and T-Mobile US face in eating into Verizon's subscriber base.

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and more unleash device deals for Black Friday

Verizon Wireless), AT&T Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile US  and U.S. Cellular  have unleashed a bevy of deals on smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and accessories this week to drive store traffic and online sales ahead of Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season after Thanksgiving.

Intel vows to slash losses in mobile biz next year, but says they have been necessary

Intel intends to cut the losses in its mobile chipset business next year, but will still likely lose billions of dollars in the mobility market in 2015. However, top company executives have said that the losses have been necessary to get the silicon giant into mobile after years of passivity.

T-Mobile offers nearly free Alcatel One Touch Pop 7 tablet if subs sign up for data

T-Mobile US is giving away a practically free Alcatel One Touch Android tablet to its customers as long as they sign up for a qualifying data plan. Starting Nov. 21, existing customers can go to participating T-Mobile retail stores and existing customers can get the Alcatel One Touch Pop 7 tablet for free--they just need to pay sales tax and sign up for a data plan.

Microsoft to let users create and edit Office documents for free on iOS, Android

Microsoft is going to let users create and edit Office content on iPhones, iPads, and soon Android tablets using Office apps without an Office 365 subscription. It's another example of Microsoft choosing to forgo some revenue in order to get its software on more devices.

Dawson: T-Mobile leads in revenue growth but its earnings are slipping

The third-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, so now it's time to see how the nation's top wireless carriers stacked up against each other in terms of key metrics. Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson has assembled these slides that provide an in-depth look at how the largest carriers fared in the quarter.

How Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and TracFone stacked up in Q3

Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson has assembled these slides that provide an in-depth look at how Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile performed in the third quarter. Dawson also covers América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, which is by far the nation's largest MVNO. Dawson's research covers relatively standard metrics including revenue growth and net adds, but also includes deep dives into prepaid vs. postpaid performance, subscriber acquisitions vs. losses, and net additions by device type.

Apple exec: Don't expect Apple SIM to show up in iPhones

HALF MOON BAY, Calif.--Apple decided to put its Apple SIM card inside its new iPads because it didn't know which wireless carriers its customers would choose and because the company wanted to give its customers more choice, according to an Apple executive.