Xiaomi claims top smartphone spot in China; BlackBerry unveils Passport Silver Edition phone

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Apple has reportedly purchased a roughly 43-acre development site in North San Jose. San Jose Business Journal article

> Xiaomi regained its crown as the top smartphone firm in China during the second quarter, according to reports from two analyst firms. TechCrunch article

> BlackBerry unveiled the Passport Silver Edition, a refined version of its widescreen smartphone that sports a reinforced stainless steel frame to improve strength and help with antenna performance. Release

> Intel said it is paying double referral bonuses -- up to $4,000 -- for women, minorities and veterans. Wall Street Journal article (sub. req.)

Mobile Developer News

FierceDeveloper editor Shane Schick writes: "The next time you think about using mobile interstitials, look at your app and imagine one popping up that says 'THINK AGAIN.' Unlike smartphone users, all you'll have to do is just use your imagination to make it disappear." Editor's Corner

> More than a quarter of developers creating apps for the Internet of Things aren't sure who their target audience is, according to Vision Mobile's State of the Developer Nation Q3 2015 Article

Cable News

> Charter Communications notched an increase of 7.6 percent in its overall revenues, but the company reporting losing 33,000 pay-TV subscribers. Those subscriber losses were far higher than some Wall Street analysts were expecting: JP Morgan had expected Charter to lose 15,000 video subscribers, while Jefferies had predicted 25,000 customer loses. Article

> Microsoft said it will add DVR features for over-the-air TV broadcasts into its Xbox One starting next year. The move is the latest by Microsoft to push its Xbox video gaming console into the set-top box arena currently dominated by cable companies. Article

Telecom News

> Frontier Communications may have seen a $5 million decline in Connecticut revenues, a factor it anticipated due to broadband pricing migrations, but it is fighting that trend by introducing a new 100 Mbps residential DSL speed tier. Article

> FairPoint has officially assumed responsibility of running Vermont's E-911 network, taking over from Colorado-based Intrado. In 2014, FairPoint signed a five-year, $11.2 million contract with the state and completed the transition on July 29. Article

And finally...  The FDA has approved the first drug made by a 3D printer. Article

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