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RCR Wireless Mobile Minute 9/23/13

Apple says it sold a record 9 million new iPhones this weekend. That includes sales of the 5S and the 5C. The company also says 200 million devices have downloaded iOS 7.

At the other end of the spectrum, BlackBerry is confirming that it will cut about 40% of its workforce. 4,500 people will lose their jobs, and BlackBerry says it lost at least $950 million in its second quarter. The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal both report that former BlackBerry CEO Mike Lazaridis is raising money to try to take the company private. Meanwhile, BlackBerry delayed the launch of its BlackBerry Messenger app for iOS and Android this weekend.

And another report of job cuts — After fighting hard to win control of Clearwire, Sprint is letting most of the employees go. Sprint says about three quarters of the people who worked at Clearwire before the acquisition will have to go.

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Martha DeGrasse
Martha DeGrasse
Martha DeGrasse is the publisher of Network Builder Reports ( At RCR, Martha authored more than 20 in-depth feature reports and more than 2,400 news articles. She also created the Mobile Minute and the 5 Things to Know Today series. Prior to joining RCR Wireless News, Martha produced business and technology news for CNN and Dow Jones in New York and managed the online editorial group at Hoover’s Online before taking a number of years off to be at home when her children were young. Martha is the board president of Austin's Trinity Center and is a member of the Women's Wireless Leadership Forum.

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