Tag: FTC

Tim Cook Calls on the FTC to Allow Individuals to Track and Delete Their Personal Data

Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has been pretty vocal recently. Some of that has been less-than-great news, and some of it has been defending new device launches. And now the chief executive is stepping up to talk about data privacy, something he is all too familiar with. Cook has penned an op-ed for TIME magazine, laying […]

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Apple and Qualcomm offer billion-dollar sob stories at FTC antitrust trial

With a market cap ten times higher than Qualcomm’s, Apple is hard to imagine as a victim of a billion-dollar extortion campaign, but the latest developments in the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust suit against Qualcomm are calling both companies’ negotiating tactics into question. At issue during testimony today: cross-allegations regarding onerous licensing fees and […]

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Apple considered Samsung and MediaTek for 5G modems in 2019 iPhones

(Reuters) — Apple held talks with Samsung Electronics and MediaTek along with existing vendor Intel to supply 5G modem chips for 2019 iPhones, according to an Apple executive’s testimony at a trial between Qualcomm and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday. Between 2011 and 2016, Apple relied on San Diego-based Qualcomm as the sole […]

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Long-awaited Qualcomm antitrust trial begins, probing key cellular patent practices

(Reuters) — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case accusing Qualcomm of abusing a monopoly on mobile chip technology is expected to head to the courtroom on Friday for a trial whose outcome could have a major impact on the smartphone industry. If the government prevails in the non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Lucy […]

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Qualcomm Cannot Use Apple Switching to Intel Modem As Evidence In FTC Antitrust Case

A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm cannot use Apple moving to Intel modem as an evidence against allegations of the company’s monopolistic business practices. The FTC has filed a lawsuit in early 2017 against Qualcomm in the U.S. District Court alleging anticompetitive business practices and patent licensing norms for its LTE basebands. FTC is still […]

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The FTC saunters into the loot box fight

This time 12 months ago, loot boxes were the biggest story in the video game business . But now, even though they are still in some games, they already feel like a relic of the past. So naturally, here comes the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC is promising to look into the effects of loot boxes […]

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Preliminary U.S. Court Ruling Says Qualcomm Must License Key Modem Patents to Rivals like Intel

In a preliminary ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge Lucy Koh has said that Qualcomm must license some of its modem-related patents to other chip-making firms. Qualcomm has never licensed its essential network and modem-related patents to other companies. Instead, it has used these patents to earn billions of […]

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Huawei requests FTC hearing to fight U.S. national security ban

Banned by the United States and Australian governments with a similar lockout looming in South Korea, embattled Chinese 5G hardware maker Huawei has asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for a hearing to regain a place in the American telecom market. In a 65-page filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Chinese company claims that […]

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