Hitron debuts DOCSIS 3.1-capable modem; Twitter cuts 8% of workers

More cable news from across the Web:

> Hitron introduced a DOCSIS 3.1-capable modem. Release

> Ericsson introduced its new 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi access point, the Ericsson AP 6335, which the company said is designed for DOCSIS cable Wi-Fi networks. Release

> The Scottsdale, Ariz., City Council has delayed a decision over granting Google Fiber a video services license until the Oct. 20 meeting  so it could meet with Cox Communications to discuss the cable MSO's beef with the city of Tempe over that city's approval of a similar deal with Google. Article

> Prime-time average commercial ratings for broadcast TV dropped 9 percent among viewers 18-49 years old, Nielsen said. MediaPost article

> Twitter is laying off 8 percent of its workforce. Variety article

Mobile Developer News

> The "games for change" movement focuses on mobile app developers and other organizations that are working to create digital experiences that not only entertain, but offer some kind of benefit to society. Feature

> There is a surprising logic behind Microsoft's mobile platform strategy. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> C&W Networks, a large pan-Caribbean provider, has signed a 20-year Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement to expand its route between Miami and Jacksonville with colocation and dark fiber infrastructure. Article

> AT&T's transformation to becoming a software-defined operator will make it a more flexible software-driven company but that change will result in job cuts, said Chris Antlitz, telecom senior analyst with Technology Business Research. However, those job cuts may be several years away as this transition will take some time. Article

Wireless News

> Google now gets more search activity worldwide from mobile devices than from desktop PCs. Article

> As the wireless industry barrels ahead toward the start of the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum in March, AT&T, T-Mobile US and other industry players are telling the FCC to make sure their particular concerns get addressed. Article

And finally… A woman in New York sued her 12-year-old nephew for $127,000 after he broke her wrist while greeting her at birthday party. Article