Apple is one of Qualcomm’s biggest customers, and it’s suing the chipmaker for US$1 billion

Apple Inc. filed a lawsuit accusing Qualcomm Inc. of monopolizing the market for chips for wireless devices, and of withholding US$1 billion in retaliation for cooperating with antitrust authorities in South Korea. Qualcomm has been under fire around the world by regulators for its patent licensing practices. The lawsuit filed Friday is the first direct…

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Lobster nets £1M to scale its user-generated content licensing marketplace

U.K. startup Lobster is gearing up to scale its user-generated content licensing marketplace, as it closes a £1 million Series A. It’s expecting to have closed out the round next week, with 85 percent of the funding committed at this point and only its decision on the last few investors outstanding. Committed investors include KL10CH (aka “The Key”), a tech hub…

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A rough week for Qualcomm, Oracle sued by U.S Labor Department: News IT leaders need to know

This week’s highlights also include Microsoft acquiring Simplygon and Avaya filing for bankruptcy. Enterprise customers can now upgrade to Windows 10 for free Microsoft has announced that customers with Windows subscriptions through the Cloud Provider Solution Provider (CSP) program can now upgrade Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices to Windows 10 at no charge. The offer…

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