Friday, December 14, 2018

Apple Qualcomm Patent Fight Gets Hotter In China!

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Apple Inc, facing a court ban of some iPhone models, iPhone 6s through iPhone x, in China over alleged infringement of Qualcomm Inc patents. It is not a good time for Apple to have negative annotations on it's products when iPhone sales are on a downward slope. Apple said on Friday it will push software updates to users in China in order to resolve potential issues. Qualcomm is arguing that Apple infringed patents on features related to resizing photographs and managing apps on a touch screen.
Qualcomm announced that the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China found Apple infringed two patents held by the mobile phone chip manufacturer and ordered an immediate ban on sales of older iPhone models, from the 6S through the X.
Apple has said that all of its phone models remained on sale in mainland China and that it had filed a request for reconsideration with the court.” Apple said.
Qualcomm has paid a 300 million yuan ($43.54 million) bond to cover potential damages to Apple from a sales ban and Apple is willing to pay a “counter security” of double that to get the ban lifted, the copy of the reconsideration request shows.

All the models mentioned, also are available to buy on Apple’s China website on Friday.
Qualcomm, the biggest supplier of chips for mobile phones, filed its case in China in late 2017,
Via Reuters

Vitaminwater Will Give You $100,000 To Live Without A Phone For A Year

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On Twitter, Vitaminwater announced the contest #NoPhoneForAYear , Challenges a chosen contestant to live without mobile phone for a full year. So what do you get?  a cool $100,000 prize on offer if they succeed.
There are some rules of the context and to get that $100K from Vitaminwater, one will have to work harder, even to get in to the contest

Vitaminwater has set the first rule by requiring all would-be entrants to post a Tweet or an Instagram post explaining how they would spend their smartphone-free time if they are accepted into the contest.
Here in the link to the tweet, go get rich.






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