Sprint announces gifts for customers; HTC's revenues rise on One A9

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Sprint is offering its customers gifts this week. PhoneScoop article

> Google said it is considering launching its Fiber service in Los Angeles and Chicago. VentureBeat article

> HTC reported a rise in sales thanks to its new One A9 smartphone. Cnet article

> Sony introduced a messaging app called PlayStation Messages intended for its PlayStation users. Gizmodo article

> Apple is reportedly preparing a media event for March where it might release the Apple Watch 2 and an iPhone, possibly called the iPhone 6c, that sports a 4-inch screen. 9to5Mac article

> CTIA's top executive is pushing the FCC's upcoming 600 MHz incentive auction as a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" for TV broadcasters. The Hill article

> AT&T is offering its Digital Life home automation customers a discount to DirecTV service. Post

> Dropbox is discontinuing its Mailbox and Carousel apps. WSJ article

> The U.S. Department of Education announced AT&T would be its primary wireless carrier in a new three-year contract between the two entities. Release

> Chip maker NXP completed its $12 billion agreement to buy Freescale. Reuters article

Mobile Developer News

> Mobile app developers are starting to look at the market for mobile games for smart watches. Feature

> Developers still have little insight into how App Store discvery works. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> IHS said that overall third quarter router and switch revenue totaled $3.5 billion, down 12 percent sequentially and 7 percent down year-over-year. Article

Cable News

> Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge said the MSO's Worldbox set-top box "is finished and we're ready to deploy it." However, he hedged when questioned how long the carrier's rollout of Worldbox would take. Article

> In two major deals involving key pay-TV video services vendors, IBM has agreed to acquire Clearleap for an undisclosed sum, while Harmonic has entered an agreement to buy France's Thomson Video Networks in a deal valued at $90 million. Article

And finally… According to a new survey, 62 percent of Apple Watch owners plan to give the device as a gift during the holidays. Article

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