AT&T adds mobile hotspot to GoPhone; HTC's financials miss the mark

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@FierceWireless: RT@gigaom: EE pilots 300Mbps 4G in London, using LTE-Advanced Huawei router. Article[email protected]

> HTC's forecast for fourth-quarter sales came in under analysts' expectations. Article The company also plans to cut operating expenses by around 25 percent. Article

> U.S. Cellular continues to struggle through problems with its new billing system. Article

> Nokia is reportedly planning to release an 8-inch Lumia tablet. Article

> Verizon Wireless is rumored to be preparing to sell Nokia's Lumia 929 with a 5-inch, 1080p screen. Article

> AT&T said its iPad activations were 200 percent above what it recorded during last year's launch of Apple iPads. Release

> The FCC is considering a plan from Globalstar's to use satellite airwaves for Wi-Fi. Article

> AT&T added a mobile hotspot to its lineup of prepaid GoPhone devices, and its plans for the gadget include 250 MB of data for $15 a week or 5 GB of data for $50 a month. Release

> Acer's CEO resigned. Article

> Twitter increased the prices for its initial public offering. Article

> Apple inked a Sapphire supply agreement with GT Advanced Technologies. Article

> LG Electronics announced a device loan program intended to encourage application developers to make apps for its phones. Article

> Ruckus Wireless said it won its patent infringement case against Netgear. Release

Mobile Developer News

> Should developers sell apps through the Opera Mobile app store? Feature

> According to a new report, the bulk of developers' revenues are coming from free apps with in-app purchases. Article

> Don't imitate Apple's approach to dealing with user feedback on iOS 7. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> FairPoint Communications reported in Q3 2013 that Ethernet services were once again a major contributor to its overall revenue mix, rising to $16.4 million as retail and wholesale circuits grew 57.8 percent year-over-year. Article

Cable News

> DirecTV said Tuesday that it added 139,000 net video subscribers in the third quarter. That was a big improvement compared to Q3 2012, when it lost 52,000 customers. Article

> Netflix said it plans to add 4K Ultra HD content to its streaming video library next year. The move could have an impact on broadband providers that are members of its Open Connect content delivery network, including Cox Communications, Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications. Article

And finally… The wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos gave a book about him a poor rating. Article