HTC posts Q3 loss; Apple buys AI firm VocalIQ

More wireless news from across the Web:

> HTC said it swung to a net loss of around $138 million in the third quarter. Wall Street Journal article

> Aquantia Corp., a 10-year-old company that specializes in networking chips, raised $37 million from a variety of backers, including Cisco Systems. Wall Street Journal article

> SoftBank's bond risk has climbed to a three-year high amid troubles with its Chinese and U.S. investments. Bloomberg article

> Apple said it has purchased a startup called VocalIQ; the UK-based firm has been working on artificial intelligence and human-computer interactions. PhoneScoop article

> Google completed its reorganization into a holding company called Alphabet Inc. Wall Street Journal article

> Target will become the biggest retailer to offer the Apple Watch, throwing support behind a device that's fighting for mainstream acceptance this holiday season. Bloomberg article

Wireless Tech News

> The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) was founded with the goal of breaking down the vendor lock-in that has plagued the telecom industry, so it's no surprise that its software defined networking (SDN) skills certification program is based on those same principles. Article

> Wi-Fi calling is now a "must have" service for wireless carriers, according to a new report released by Strategy Analytics. The report predicts rapid growth in the technology in the fourth quarter of 2015. Article

European Wireless News

> The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) asked the European Commission to let it investigate CK Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica's O2 UK unit because it believes the deal will have the greatest impact on competition in the UK. Article

> Tele2 became the third operator in the past two weeks to announce a restructure of top-tier management, following similar moves by Orange and TeliaSonera. Article

Cable News

> AT&T said it has renewed its carriage deal with Viacom following the expiration of its carriage deal for U-verse on Sept. 30. The move ensures both U-verse and DirecTV customers will still be able to watch Viacom channels like MTV and Comedy Central. Article

> Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) fired off a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, arguing that the agency not move forward with a vote to end broadcast exclusivity rules as it embarks on a wider reform of retransmission licensing. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T continues to lower the prices of its 1 Gbps GigaPower service, particularly in markets where Google Fiber has established a presence. Article

> Charter Communications' proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable could be facing a new catch in New York State as regulators have suggested that the cable MSO should build out 1 Gbps-capable last mile networks. Article

And finally… Jack Dorsey will drop the "interim" title and become the new permanent CEO of Twitter. Article

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