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Qualcomm’s iPhone Patent Complaint to Be Reviewed by US ITC

The US International Trade Commission on Tuesday said it will look into Qualcomm’s complaint that Apple is violating its patents in some iPhones. The step, arguably procedural, means that the commission will assign Qualcomm’s complaint to an administrative law judge for evidentiary hearings instead of dismissing it out of hand. Qualcomm last month escalated a legal battle with Apple, filing a patent infringement lawsuit ... Read More »

Losses for technology and banks take US stocks lower

FILE – This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan. U.S. stocks are skidding early Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, as banks, technology and health companies all start the day lower. Prescription drug distributor AmerisourceBergen and women’s health diagnostic company Hologic tumbled, while a solid quarter from cereal maker Kellogg helped ... Read More »

US Laptop Ban on Middle East Carriers Has Officially Ended

HIGHLIGHTS Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport was the last of 10 airports US officials lifted the ban after visiting the 10 airports New requirements include enhanced passenger screening The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard US bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of ... Read More »

US FTC Said to Be Probing Allegations of Amazon’s Deceptive Discounting

HIGHLIGHTS FTC is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads customers Amazon’s pricing discounts and offers on items is under scanner An analysis found that in 61 percent of products with reference prices As part of its review of Amazon’s agreement to buy Whole Foods , the Federal Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads customers about its pricing discounts, according to a source close ... Read More »

US and China emerge from trade talks without agreement

The US and China have wrapped up contentious trade talks in Washington without agreement. The two sides did not issue a joint statement or action plan after the meeting and cancelled scheduled press conferences. The US was critical of China’s trade surplus and demanded “more fair” trade arrangements. Separately, US President Donald Trump indicated that tariffs on Chinese steel were ... Read More »

India to Surpass US in Smartphone Shipments by 2019, Claims Statista

By 2019, India is expected to have almost 15 percent of the smartphone shipment market share, followed by the US with 10 percent and Brazil with four percent, a report by Germany-based market research and business intelligence portal Statista said on Friday. China is expected to maintain its leadership, with nearly half of all smartphone shipments worldwide (although no figures ... Read More »

Amazon Offers Prime Discount for US Customers on Government Aid

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon is offering Prime discount to US govt-aided people Amazon said it would offer the $10.99-per-month for $5.99 per month The online retailer’s move directly challenges Wal-Mart in the US Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it would offer a discount on its popular Prime subscription service for shoppers who receive US government aid, taking aim at a key customer ... Read More »

This Technology Could Help Us Build Huge Structures in Space

An artist’s concept of Made In Space’s Archinaut spacecraft 3D-printing and assembling satellite reflectors in space. Archinauts 3D-Printing Satellite Reflectors The nascent off-Earth manufacturing industry is getting set to take its next big steps. Made In Space, the California-based company that owns and operates the commercial 3-D printer aboard the International Space Station (ISS), is developing new technology, called Archinaut, ... Read More »

‘Unlock iPhone’, says judge in US sextortion case

A Florida judge has ruled that two defendants in a sextortion case must hand over the passwords to their mobile phones so officials can search them. Reality TV star Hencha Voigt and former boyfriend, Wesley Victor, are accused of threatening to release explicit images of social media star Julieanna Goddard unless she paid a ransom. The defendants said the ruling ... Read More »

Microsoft Lawsuit Versus Secret US Government Searches Moves Ahead

A judge refused the US government’s request to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft that claims a federal law is unconstitutional because it prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data. US District Judge James Robart, who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban last week, agreed with Microsoft that the law violates the company’s ... Read More »