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Qualcomm’s licensing model is so 1990s

Qualcomm’s licensing model is so 1990s

The fact that Qualcomm’s business model has survived two decades is as much a marvel of modern lawyering as one of modern technology. That Qualcomm is the leading player in global mobile development is beyond doubt. What

Apple’s Qualcomm assault is margin grab

Apple’s Qualcomm assault is margin grab

Apple is piling onto lawsuits that attack the way Qualcomm licenses technology for mobile phones in a widespread effort to rake back profits in a slowing market. The latest suit by Apple, filed on Friday, alleges that Qualcomm has unfairly used

Apple sues Qualcomm in antitrust case

Apple sues Qualcomm in antitrust case

Apple has sued Qualcomm, accusing it of monopolising the market for chips for wireless devices and withholding US$1bn in retaliation for cooperating with South Korean antitrust authorities. Apple is demanding Qualcomm

WeChat soon a threat to the iPhone?

WeChat soon a threat to the iPhone?

The biggest long-term threat to the iPhone isn’t Android, Samsung Electronics or China’s bevy of cheap phone makers. Instead, it’s a deceptively simple idea: apps work better if you embed them in a single program, rather than

US takes aim at Qualcomm ‘monopoly’

US takes aim at Qualcomm ‘monopoly’

Qualcomm forced Apple to use its chips exclusively in return for lower licensing fees, unfairly cutting out competitors, the US said in a lawsuit against the biggest maker of mobile phone chips. Qualcomm’s exclusive deal with Apple was detailed

As iPhone turns 10, worries over Apple’s direction

As iPhone turns 10, worries over Apple’s direction

Ten years ago this week, Steve Jobs took to a stage in San Francisco to unveil the first iPhone. In the intervening decade, Apple’s iconic device has revolutionised the way people communicate. But as Apple celebrates 10 years since the iPhone

Apple is ‘absurdly cheap’

Apple is ‘absurdly cheap’

Not everyone is worried about Apple’s future fortunes, or its direction under CEO Tim Cook. Local Apple bull Paul Theron, the founder and CEO of Johannesburg-based private client asset management firm

Android’s Andy Rubin is building a smartphone

Android’s Andy Rubin is building a smartphone

Just over two years after leaving Google, Andy Rubin is preparing to take on the smartphone industry he helped create. Rubin, creator of the Android operating system, is planning to marry his background in software with artificial

TalkCentral: Ep 163 – ‘Backdoors and Bobiverses’

TalkCentral: Ep 163 – ‘Backdoors and Bobiverses’

On the first episode of TalkCentral for 2017, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat the 10th anniversary of Apple’s iconic iPhone. Also this week, is WhatsApp as secure as we think

Apple Music to get … movies?

Apple Music to get … movies?

Apple is taking additional steps to expand its US$10/month (R60/month in South Africa) music subscription service beyond just offering songs. In a bid to differentiate itself from Spotify, which has about twice as many subscribers

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