Qualcomm is fined $774 million in Taiwan for refusing to properly license its technology

The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission has fined Qualcomm $774 million for abusing the monopoly it happens to have in the handset market where its chips are widely used in the manufacture of smartphones. With a commanding share of the market in CDMA, WCDMA (3G) and LTE chipsets, the Fair Trade Commission accused the chip maker of holding back on licensing its technology. The Taiwan FTC also is ordering Qualcomm to submit a report twice a year on its negotiations with other firms.

Qualcomm is the middle of similar lawsuits involving Apple and the U.S. FTC. Apple claims that Qualcomm refused to …


MLB Coach fined for wearing an Apple Watch in the dugout


Can you be fined just for wearing an Apple Watch? You can if you’re a MLB coach wearing the smartwatch in the dugout. Wearing the connected timepiece that close to the players and the playing field violates the sport’s rule against the use of electronic communications. The coach, Arizona Diamondbacks’ Ariel Prieto, wore the Apple Watch on his wrist during Wednesday night’s playoff game against the Colorado Rockies.

Prieto’s faux pas cost him an undisclosed amount of money even though Major League Baseball concluded that the wearing of the Apple Watch was an honest mistake. MLB investigated …

Facebook Fined $122 Million for Misleading EU Regulators Over WhatsApp Deal

Facebook has been under investigation over its acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014 for some time now. When the EU approved the deal, Facebook claimed that it would be unable to make any connections between the Facebook and WhatsApp accounts of individual users. However, in 2016 the team behind the popular messaging app announced it will be sharing user data with its new parent company.

This sparked an outrage from many users, and also lead to an investigation from the European Commission. Long story short, the Commission concluded that Facebook provided misleading information …

Samsung navy marketing denigrate competitors fined ten million NT dollars

In addition to ” font door” to Samsung’s annoyance , the company recently hired network of water army due to denigrate competitors in Taiwan was regulatory penalties.

According to Taiwan media reports, Taiwan’s ” Fair Trade Commission ” recently on its website a notice that Samsung violates the principle of fair trade , employment in the network of water army disparage competitors smartphones, malicious promote their product, so Samsung Company sentenced 10 million yuan NT ( about 2.064 million yuan ) fine.In addition, the associated companies and suppliers in Taiwan Pangthai Dolly companies were sentenced to three million yuan NT , NT $ 50,000 yuan fine . The report also revealed the Samsung employment act navy criteria such attacks is not conducive to the remarks of Samsung products , helping Samsung for Samsung product marketing as well as giving positive praise and so on.HTC: Previously had indeed been discreditedAlthough Taiwan’s ”

Fair Trade Commission ,” the report does not mention the Taiwanese company ‘s specific name . However, according to previous media reports , HTC is considered to be a direct victim.

HTC on its official micro-Bo said, ” In the Internet era , network of water army to the normal order of business a great deal of harm. This is not just a question of business ethics , it is the lack of restraint mechanism , called on the mainland like Taiwan can there are third-party ‘ fair Trade Commission ‘ . “However , HTC relevant person in charge told the “Daily Economic News” reporter, the performance is still very low-key , but also said he has indeed been discredited before, but would not comment on the matter .Reporters learned that the case originated in April this year , a number of Internet users in Taiwan , said that Samsung hired students through their local agents posted on the network attacks HTC products, and recommend the Samsung phones. Subsequently, Taiwan’s ” Fair Trade Commission ” to investigate this in August . Investigation eventually found that Samsung does the existence of such misconduct .In this regard, China Mobile Internet Industry Alliance Secretary-General Lee Yi told the “Daily Economic News” reporter interview that Samsung has taken such extreme means of marketing and homogenization of the smartphone industry trends seriously not unrelated. “

Including Apple ( 525.96 , -5.95 , -1.12 % ) , Samsung, Huawei and other brands in hardware innovation has encountered a bottleneck , the future is more a marketing and channel competition .”However, he believes that the navy marketing model is not desirable , but also long-term development of the non-branded meter .Samsung through public relations company hired navyPublicly available data show that in 2012 the global PR market, Samsung cost $ 558 million , in 2011 to $ 476 million .

According to news media reports, in addition to HTC, Samsung did not stop attacks against other competitors , was pointing his finger at Apple .CNNMoney columnist PhilipElmer-DeWitt has written articles , referring to Samsung’s highly likely through a number of personnel in the network discredit Apple , his comments in the article, Samsung is likely in the United States to deploy a large number of professional navy .

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