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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, January 24, 2018


  • "Antitrust: Commission fines Qualcomm €997 million for abuse of dominant market position" ["Then as today, Apple was a key customer for LTE baseband chipsets, being an important maker of smartphones and tablets with a premium brand image worldwide. In 2011, Qualcomm signed an agreement with Apple, committing to make significant payments to Apple on condition that the company would exclusively use Qualcomm chipsets in its 'iPhone' and 'iPad' devices. In 2013, the term of the agreement was extended to the end of 2016."]  European Commission 7:38 AM
  • "Qualcomm Fined $1.2 Billion as Apple Loyalty Comes at a Price: Qualcomm Inc. spent billions of dollars buying Apple Inc.'s loyalty."  Bloomberg 7:48 AM
  • "EU fines chipmaker Qualcomm $1.2 billion over exclusivity deal with Apple" Reuters 7:55 AM
  • "EU Fines Qualcomm $1.2B for Paying Off Apple: Europe concludes Qualcomm paid Apple billions to ensure no rival LTE chip would be used in an iPhone or iPad for years." PC Magazine 8:25 AM
  • "EU fines Qualcomm for paying Apple to use its microchips" Associated Press 7:24 AM
  • "Qualcomm to appeal $1.23B fine from EU over LTE chip dominance in the iPhone" TechCrunch 7:37 AM
  • "Qualcomm 'wins' Antitrust Grand Slam as EU Commission joins FTC, Asian regulators" Foss Patents 7:40 AM
  • "Qualcomm to Appeal European Commission Decision Regarding Modem Chip Agreement" PRNewswire 8:27 AM
  • "Apple-based retail tech shows mobile at the core of commerce: Third-party tech vendors and Apple itself are using iOS technologies to streamline retail transactions." ZDNet 10:16 AM
  • "Spike in job openings at Apple hints at renewed focus on design: The past few months have seen an unusual hike in job openings for designers at Apple, potentially hinting at work on a grand new project or a renewed focus on design. " AppleInsider 7:22 PM
  • "Apple is hiring to design something crazy. Or not." Thinknum 7:23 PM