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Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan’s FTC for allegedly anticompetitive practices

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Yesterday the Taiwan FTC (Fair Trade Commission) fined Qualcomm an incredible $773 million (TWD 23 billion) for allegedly violating antitrust rules in the country over the last seven years. In a press release posted yesterday, Qualcomm says that it disagrees with the decision and intends to seek a stay while appealing. This is after both the Korean FTC imposed a fine of $854 million and the US FTC leveraged its own charges against the chipset manufacturer earlier this year

Qualcomm's been involved in an incredible number of high-profile lawsuits recently.

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Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan's FTC for allegedly anticompetitive practices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan’s FTC for allegedly anticompetitive practices

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Yesterday the Taiwan FTC (Fair Trade Commission) fined Qualcomm an incredible $773 million (TWD 23 billion) for allegedly violating antitrust rules in the country over the last seven years. In a press release posted yesterday, Qualcomm says that it disagrees with the decision and intends to seek a stay while appealing. This is after both the Korean FTC imposed a fine of $854 million and the US FTC leveraged its own charges against the chipset manufacturer earlier this year

Qualcomm's been involved in an incredible number of high-profile lawsuits recently.

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Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan's FTC for allegedly anticompetitive practices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Hotspot Shield VPN developer in trouble over lockscreen ads and potential privacy concerns

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Lock screen adware in the Play Store is nothing new. Last year, Google had a bit of an epidemic on its hands, when once beloved apps such as ES File Explorer starting showing unwarranted overlays while phones were charging. We saw a similar thing with the Peel Smart Remote app earlier this year, and the latest offender appears to be Hotspot Shield VPN.

This is a widely trusted app, with more than 50m downloads and a Play Store rating of 4.2 from almost 1m reviewers.

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Hotspot Shield VPN developer in trouble over lockscreen ads and potential privacy concerns was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Big Trouble in Little Korea: Qualcomm responds to Apple lawsuit with their own claims

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

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Some of you may remember the suit Apple brought against Qualcomm back in January. In it Apple alleged that Qualcomm was withholding around $1 billion from Apple in retaliation for their cooperation with Korean authorities during an anti-trust investigation (another similar suit the US with the FTC is ongoing) in addition to failing to adhere to FRAND licensing (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory). Well, Qualcomm's had some time to think about it.

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Big Trouble in Little Korea: Qualcomm responds to Apple lawsuit with their own claims was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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