US senators slam FTC Facebook settlement
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Company executives should be held personally responsible.

Two US senators have slammed reported plans for a Federal Trade Commission settlement with Facebook for misuse of consumers’ personal data.

FTC Qualcomm case looks shattered
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Monday, 06 May 2019 11:43

FTC Qualcomm case looks shattered


Apple and Intel now need Qualcomm

The last few weeks were very active for Qualcomm, Apple, and Intel and the first two have finally settled their licensing differences. Intel decided to leave the 5G smartphone business due to the delays and business-related decisions, but FTC judge Koh is still expected to reach a verdict on the Qualcomm-FTC case.

Not only Apple, but Huawei and Samsung may benefit from the FTC’s actions
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One arm of the US government is helping Apple, China, and Korea

The FTC and a coalition of tech giants, led by Apple, Huawei, Samsung, Intel, and LG, are fighting Qualcomm, more specifically, against the chipmaker’s licensing model and business practices.

Intel still losing money on Apple modem
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:02

Intel still losing money on Apple modem


Aicha Evans, EVP of mobile, confirmed to FTC

Intel is in the middle of quite a nasty fight where the Federal Trade commission in USA attacked Qualcomm for its business and licensing strategy. Aicha Evans, an EVP and general manager of mobile, who left Intel days after testimony confirmed that even in 2018, Intel's modem business unit was not profitable.

Intel confirms it's not interested in 4G
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 19:39

Intel confirms it's not interested in 4G


FTC Qualcomm trial

One of the interesting twists that has appeared in the FTC investigation into Qualcomm is that it transpires that Intel had an opportunity to invest in 4G and LTE and it confirmed to the court that it decided not to do it, as part of its business strategy.

Apple could have used Qualcomm modems for 2018 iPhones
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Investigation: Chose Not To

Apple COO Jeff Williams’ testimony in the FTC Trial, that Qualcomm did not want to sell modems to Apple, appears misleading. Bloomberg’s Ian King viewed emails between Qualcomm’s CEO, Steve Molenkopf, and Apple’s COO, Jeff Williams, and from his article, it was rather clear that negotiations were ongoing, and that Qualcomm wanted to sell modems despite the licensing dispute.

Qualcomm denies antitrust claims
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Monday, 07 January 2019 11:29

Qualcomm denies antitrust claims


Samsung, Huawei supply majority of own modem chips

Qualcomm says two largest smart phone makers in the world supply most of their own wireless data modem chips.

Big Tech wants FTC to overturn State Laws
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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:18

Big Tech wants FTC to overturn State Laws


We don’t want European style privacy laws here

Big Tech is terrified that the US will adopt the same sorts of privacy laws used in Europe and is lobbying the FTC to overturn similar sounding state laws.

FTC to investigate Google over Trump allegations
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Antitrust again

The Senate has ordered the Federal Trade Commission to find evidence that Google has been slanting news coverage against Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump.

Qualcomm settles with Taiwan FTC
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Friday, 10 August 2018 09:12

Qualcomm settles with Taiwan FTC


Settles the licensing business practice dispute

Qualcomm has reached a mutual agreement - a settlement with the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) - resolving its investigation of Qualcomm and Qualcomm’s litigation challenging the TFTC’s decision alleging violations of Taiwan’s Fair-Trade Act.