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Qualcomm CEO expects Apple legal spat will be settled out of court
July 18, 2017 at 7:53 am

After six months of escalating legal battles and increasingly heated rhetoric between mobile market titans Apple and Qualcomm, the head of Qualcomm sounded more conciliatory on Monday. Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf compared the dispute with Apple over potentially billions of dollars in royalties on mobile chipsets to earlier fights Qualcomm has had over the years with other tech…

EU hammers Google with $2.7 billion antitrust fine for illegal search manipulation
June 27, 2017 at 8:14 am

The European Commission has wrapped up its antitrust investigation against Google, and has decreed that it must pay $2.72 billion to settle charges related to it favoring its own products over rivals in search results. "Google has come up with many innovative products and services that have made a difference to our lives. That's a…

Trump is hosting a meeting with drone companies Thursday
June 21, 2017 at 8:09 am

The White House will meet with drone companies Thursday to discuss the future of the budding industry, as well as looming regulatory questions. At least four drone companies will be attending the meeting with the Trump Administration, according to multiple sources: Kespry, AirMap, Airspace and PrecisionHawk. All four companies are based in the U.S. Representatives…

Trump has a plan to talk to tech leaders
May 22, 2017 at 7:54 am

The White House plans to meet with top executives from Apple, Facebook, Google and other tech giants next month. Recode has obtained the lengthy agenda for the first meeting of Jared Kushner's American Technology Council, which includes government modernization, big data and high-skilled immigration. [Tony Romm / Recode]

Samsung and Intel join FTC’s antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm
May 15, 2017 at 9:48 am

Qualcomm continues to have a rough start to the first half of the year after being sued byApple and the United States Federal Trade Commission in separate lawsuits over anti-competitive practices. On Friday, Samsung and Intel both filed briefs backing the FTC in its case against Qualcomm, claiming they have been “harmed” by the misconduct.…

Here's how the FCC wants to roll back net neutrality and what it means for you
April 27, 2017 at 10:18 am

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced today the next big front in the ongoing debate over the future of the internet in the US. Making his remarks in Washington, D.C., Pai detailed plans to remove regulations enacted in 2015's Open Internet order, designed to "protect and maintain open, uninhibited access to legal online content."…

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…