Tech News from the United States
Apple and Qualcomm head to court in San Diego Monday, in what could be one of the biggest US corporate lawsuits Apple Chief Executivr Tim Cook is expected to give testimony in a four-week trial in a federal court in which the iPhone maker and four companies in its supply chain are suing Qualcomm for up to $27bn in damages for overcharged chip royalties.
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Apple launched a credit card at the “Show Time” event called Apple Card. It’s an actual titanium-based MasterCard credit card made in partnership with Goldman Sachs. The card has no late fees, annual fees, over limit fees, and international fees. The card will have your name etched with laser on the card.
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The never-ending mess of Apple and Qualcomm legal disputes continued today. While a court in California was awarding Qualcomm $31 million in damages against Apple, a Federal court in the US was ruling that Qualcomm owes Apple nearly a billion dollars, or £754 million from previous payment agreements.
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A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has found that Apple iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X infringe two Qualcomm patents, U.S. Patent No. 8,838,949, and U.S. Patent No. 9,535,490, and Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X infringe Qualcomm's U.S. Patent No. 8,633,936.
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Facebook scandals are nothing new these days but a new report suggests that federal prosecutors in the United States are conducting a criminal investigation into Facebook's data sharing deals with other tech companies.
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BlackBerry is setting up a completely separate subsidiary in Washington, D.C., to strengthen the company's ties with critical U.S. federal agencies that require highly secure cloud-based services.
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Citrix is cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate a major data breach of the company's internal network, where hackers may have accessed and downloaded business documents, though the full extent is not yet known.
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Huawei has filed a lawsuit against the United States government over a provision (Section 889) to the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that effectively bans all US government agencies from using products manufactured by the company (as well as ZTE), over spying concerns.
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Microsoft will become the sole offtaker of the energy generated by the Wilkinson Solar Energy Center, a 74-megawatt solar project in North Carolina that will be constructed, owned and operated by Invenergy after the companies today announced a 74-megawatt solar project in North Carolina.
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Verizon has added BlackBerry Cylance's AI-driven antivirus security solutions to its Managed Security Services (MSS) portfolio. CylanceProtect prevents ransomware, fileless attacks, and other unknown threats from executing on the endpoint.
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Microsoft acquired LinkedIn over in 2016, paying $26.2 billion in cash for the world's largest professional social network and the company has now started beta testing a new video streaming service called LinkedIn Live.
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In the United States, AT&T has been creating a lot of controversy for its 5G Evolution (5G E) naming, which is the company’s consumer-facing name for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology. 5G E in essence is an extension of existing 4G LTE technology and is not in fact true 5G.
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The US justice department has filed charges against Chinese company Huawei. A 13-count indictment was unsealed in New York charging Huawei, two of its affiliates and a senior executive at the company. The charges include bank fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
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HMD Global has announced collaborations with three leading wireless providers in North America – Cricket Wireless and Verizon in the United States and Rogers in Canada. HMD Global is also expanding its selection of Nokia smartphones on Android with the launch of two wireless provider-specific devices coming to the United States this month and another coming to Rogers subsidiary brand, chatr, in Canada very soon.
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Google shareholders are suing the company board and senior management for covering up executives' sexual harassment and rewarding them with large payouts for leaving quietly.
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Samsung has announced that it will be holding its Samsung Galaxy 2019 Unpacked event on February 20. In an invitation sent out to the press, a vertically-oriented "10" is displayed, which leaves no doubt about what will be announced. The 10 also refers to the fact that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy S family.