Wireless in the second quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the second-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

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June 19
BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY)
BlackBerry posted quarterly financial results better than what some analysts had expected, pushing the company's stock up almost 14 percent in Wall Street trading this morning to around $9.43 per share. Further, the company said it recognized hardware revenue on 1.6 million BlackBerry smartphones in the quarter, up from 1.3 million in the previous quarter.
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July 15
Intel
Intel's mobile business continued to bleed cash and its wireless-related revenue declined significantly in the second quarter even as the company as a whole reported strong earnings for the period. The company said it is making progress toward its goal of shipping its chips inside 40 million tablets in 2014--but it is currently losing money because it is paying OEMs to put its chip inside their tablets.
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- more Intel news

July 17
Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)
Google's chief business officer, Nikesh Arora, is leaving the company to become vice chairman of Japanese wireless carrier SoftBank. The move overshadowed the release of Google's second-quarter earnings Thursday and is the latest shakeup in the search giant's executive team.
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July 18
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC)
Ericsson reported strong results for the second quarter, with its sales and profit margins beating analysts' expectations. The Swedish vendor expects a better sales and business mix in the second half of this year and is riding stronger growth in network-capacity projects, which are more profitable than network buildouts.
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- more Ericsson news

July 22
Verizon (NYSE: VZ)
Verizon Wireless surged back to subscriber growth in the second quarter, though the vast majority of its roughly 1.4 million new subscribers in the period purchased tablets, not phones.
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América Móvil (TracFone)
América Móvil's TracFone said it added just 8,000 subscribers in the second quarter, ending the period with 25.519 million total customers, up from 25.511 million at the end of the first quarter.
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Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL)
Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in its fiscal third quarter, just below analysts' expectations but not too far off. Analysts had forecast around 35.9 million iPhone sales, according to the Wall Street Journal. Attention is now turning to the next iterations of the iPhone and whether Apple will introduce a wearable device dubbed the iWatch, as many industry watchers expect it will.
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Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)
Microsoft reported a 7 percent decline in its quarterly profit, largely due to the effects of incorporating Nokia's handset business. But the company's revenue increased with the addition of the $1.99 billion in revenues the company scored from Nokia's handset operations. Importantly, Microsoft sold 5.8 million Lumia-branded Windows Phones, a decline from the 7.4 million Lumia smartphones Nokia sold during the second quarter of last year.
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Broadcom
Broadcom said it will cut 2,500 jobs, about one-fifth of its total workforce, as part of a winding down of its cellular baseband chipset unit. The company made the announcement Tuesday in conjunction with its second-quarter earnings.
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- more Broadcom news

July 23
AT&T (NYSE: T)
AT&T Mobility added more than 1 million net postpaid subscribers in the second quarter, its best performance in the postpaid market in nearly five years. In contrast to rival Verizon Wireless, which reported second-quarter earnings Tuesday and had tablets make up the bulk of its postpaid adds, the vast majority of AT&T's postpaid adds came from smartphones in the second quarter.
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Facebook (NASDAQ: FB)
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Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)
China's antitrust regulator has concluded that Qualcomm commands a monopoly in the Chinese chipset market, according to a report from the state-run Securities Times newspaper that cited unnamed sources close to China's antitrust regulator. However, it's unclear whether the country's regulator has decided that Qualcomm has abused that position for its own gain.
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- more Qualcomm news

July 24
Nokia (NYSE:NOK)
No longer weighed down by its devices business, Nokia cast an optimistic outlook for its 2014 performance, with second-quarter net profit of 2.51 billion euros ($3.38 billion) offering a healthy start.
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Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)
Sales of Amazon's Fire TV streaming device "significantly exceeded" the e-tail giant's sales forecast, the company said in its second-quarter earnings release. The news comes on a 23 percent jump in Amazon's net sales compared with the same quarter last year, from $15.7 billion to $19.34 billion. However, the company's operating and net losses remain a concern for investors.
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LG
LG Electronics reported a return to growth in its mobile unit in the second quarter after a string of financial losses. The company posted a new record in terms of smartphone shipments for the period thanks in large part to the launch of its latest flagship device, the G3.
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- more LG news

July 30
Sprint (NYSE: S)
Sprint continued to bleed postpaid and prepaid subscribers in the second quarter and it likely will come out as the weakest of the four Tier 1 carriers in terms of subscriber growth during the period. However, its losses, particularly in terms of handset customers, were fewer than some analysts had expected. The carrier also said it is turning a corner on its network, with 254 million POPs now covered with LTE.
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- more Sprint news

Samsung
Samsung Electronics saw sales and operating profit at its key mobile unit fall in the second quarter as the company faces intensifying competition from low-cost Chinese rivals and growing worries from investors of its ability to maintain its position as the No.1 handset and smartphone maker.
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- more Samsung news

July 31
T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS)
T-Mobile US said it added 1.47 million total net new subscribers in the second quarter, including 908,000 branded postpaid net adds. While T-Mobile didn't report quite as many postpaid net adds in the period as Verizon Wireless, it did have more total new subscriber additions and it showed strong growth in phone subscriber additions. T-Mobile also said it now expects to add between 3 million and 3.5 million branded postpaid net subscribers in 2014, up from its previous estimate between 2.8 million and 3.3 million.
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- more T-Mobile news

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent capped off the second quarter of 2014 with a narrower loss. Yet sales in the United States fell and investors have grown worried that the company's reliance on large contracts from U.S. carriers could hurt it if network activity drops.
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Aug. 1
U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM)
U.S. Cellular aims to have an LTE roaming agreement in place by the end of 2014, according to CEO Ken Meyers. Meanwhile, although the carrier continued to lose customers in the second quarter, it dramatically cut its churn from the first quarter.
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- more U.S. Cellular news

Aug. 6
Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH)
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Aug. 7
Nvidia
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