Broadcom to cut 2,500 jobs; Asus preps new gigabit-speed router

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Broadcom Corp. said it's winding down its money-losing cellular baseband chip operation and cutting 20 percent of its workforce, 2,500 jobs, before it sells the unit. Story

> Driven by pay TV and broadband subscriber increases, América Móvil's fixed revenue generating units (RGUs) reached 71.8 million, up 1.2 million in the quarter. Story

> Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in its fiscal third quarter, just below analysts' expectations but not too far off. Analysts had forecast around 35.9 million iPhone sales. Story

> Asus says its new gigabit router is the world's first retail device with support for Wave 2 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Story

> The Writers Guild of America emailed a letter to its members Tuesday, serving as a "call to arms" in response to a possible merger between Fox and Time Warner Inc. Story

> This year's upfront ad market was down more than 6 percent from 2013. Story

And finally... In what it touts as the biggest cable TV programming marathon in history, FXX will run all 25 seasons, and 52 episodes, of The Simpsons, 24 hours a day for 12 consecutive days, starting Aug. 21. Story