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Qualcomm hits back at Apple's lawsuit, accuses iPhone maker of false statements
April 11, 2017 at 11:08 am

Qualcomm Inc hit back at Apple Inc's charges that were made in a U.S. lawsuit in January, saying the iPhone maker breached agreements with the firm and encouraged regulatory attacks on its business in various jurisdictions around the world by making false statements. Apple had filed the lawsuit accusing Qualcomm of overcharging for chips and…

CTA’s 2017 Innovation Scorecard Identifies the Most Innovative States
April 5, 2017 at 9:06 am

Ten states, including four first-time winners, are the best places in the country to create high-paying jobs and promote innovation-friendly policies, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) 2017 Innovation Scorecard. Colorado, Maryland, New Hampshire and Washington earned the Scorecard’s top designation of Innovation Champion for the first time, joining returning champions Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, North…

CTA Celebrates the Passage of CRA on Broadband Privacy
March 29, 2017 at 10:13 am

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), regarding the House passage of a resolution rescinding burdensome internet regulations imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): “We applaud the House for passing this critical legislation, reversing the FCC’s deeply flawed broadband privacy and data security rules which were…

Tech restrictions on flights reportedly tied to iPad bomb plot
March 27, 2017 at 11:00 am

An alleged plot with an explosives-filled tablet prompted the new restrictions on electronics on flights from the Middle East, a security source told the Guardian. The electronics restrictions kicked in Saturday, barring electronics larger than a phone inside the cabin on flights to the US and UK from airports in Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia,…

Apple, Google, Facebook skip legal challenge to new travel ban
March 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc are among more than 60 technology companies that appear to have backed away from the legal fight against U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, deciding not to put their weight behind a lawsuit seeking to block the second version of his executive order. A legal brief…

Oklahoma bill won’t penalize homeowners who shoot drones out of the sky
March 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Drone owners in Oklahoma may soon be forced to keep their unmanned aerial vehicles on a short lease or risk losing them to rifle-wielding homeowners. A new bill, sponsored by Oklahoma state Senator Ralph Shortey, makes it easier for a homeowner to shoot down or otherwise immobilize a drone that is flying over their private…

Elon Musk explains why he won't quit Donald Trump's advisory council
February 3, 2017 at 11:14 am

On the same day that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down from Donald Trump’sStrategic and Policy Forum, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has justified his presence at its meetings. In a statement, Musk said that his attendance does not mean that he agrees with the current administration’s actions and that he understood objections to…

Companies Anticipate Big Software Deals, With Help From Trump
February 2, 2017 at 9:51 am

The software industry went on a shopping spree in 2016, and this year could be even busier, bolstered by the new president’s policies and what one analyst suggests could be a major deal by Google. The value of software deals in 2016 topped $115 billion for acquisitions closed or pending, according to data gathered by…