Pocketnow Daily: The Samsung Galaxy Note 10’s Price Tag… (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Facebook’s fine for the Cambridge Analytica issue and more

Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G confirmed, AirPods 3 in 2019 & more (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the confirmation of a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G variant thanks to Verizon’s CEO, new AirPods 3, and more.

In Qualcomm anti-trust battles, Korean FTC could be its ticking time bomb

As part of antitrust mitigation measures it’s obligated to fulfill, Qulacomm has to renegotiate a bunch of patent licensing deals. It hasn’t happened.

Facebook confirms it’s in talks with the FTC, sources say over privacy settlement

The FTC has been determining if Facebook broke its promises to beef up privacy protections for its users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

New York revokes Spectrum’s license to operate in state

The state says that the broadband provider had failed to expand its network quickly enough as it was agreed upon for the Charter-Time Warner Cable merger.
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Google faces record fine (again) for gaming Android’s dominance in Europe [UPDATE]

Google has been fined more than €4 billion for tying up Android with its search and web services. We’ve updated this story with a statement from Google.

ZTE moves another step closer to actual US ban reversal with appointment of new chairman

ZTE’s devastating US ban has technically not been lifted yet, but with a new chairman and board of directors, the Chinese company is getting closer.

ZTE pays $1 billion fine to US, will finally fix a broken urinal

It still needs to forward $400 million to an escrow account so that it can come out of the imports ban it is still currently under.

LG fined in Russia for smartphone price fixing

It was a nominal fine for the chaebol over allegations of price fixing through pressuring its resellers in the federation.

ZTE’s troubles are far from over, with market confidence in shreds and internal struggles

Chinese tech giant ZTE is not out of the woods yet, looking at a serious vacuum power caused by mandatory executive reforms and partner skepticism.

ZTE agrees to ‘strictest’ US Commerce settlement to finally get back into business

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has officially announced an end to ZTE’s US ban, with the Chinese company required to cough up a whopping $1.4 billion.

T-Mobile fined $40 million for deceiving rural callers

It was not only failing to connect calls to the Wisconsin farmland, but inserting fake ring tones to make callers think they’re getting connected.

Sprint to pay $10 million for failing to review sites before building cells

The network and a cell deployment contractor have settled with the FCC for failing to conduct proper site reviews and consult land overseers.

Korean government may go after Apple for dumping ad costs to carriers

Apple is accused of making carriers pay for its standardized marketing materials, leaving the networks to buy airtime and fit local stores with displays.

EU finds Qualcomm guilty of market dominance abuse, $1.2 billion fine issued for exclusive Apple deal

Qualcomm will need to pay over $1.2 billion after the European Commission ruled the semiconductor giant’s exclusive LTE modem supply deal for iPhones and iPads broke antitrust rules.

Qualcomm fined $774 million by Taiwanese government over CDMA antitrust

Echoes of the same anticompetitive behavior over CDMA and LTE patents have come out of Korean and US governments as well as Apple.

Apple loses big in drawn-out Wisconsin patent clash, having to pay $500 million+ to a university

Samsung, Nokia and Qualcomm have been trying for years to squeeze money out of Apple in patent lawsuits, with a university ultimately hitting the jackpot.

EU forcing answers from Qualcomm over Icera freeze-out

Icera, which was picked up by NVIDIA in 2011, was shut down in 2015. The European Commission believes Qualcomm used unfair market pressure.

European Commission finally rules on Google Shopping shenanigans, imposing €2.4 billion fine

Google has been hit with a record €2.4 billion EU fine for anti-competitive practices researched and documented for nearly a decade.

Google is looking at record $3.3 billion EU antitrust fine, sources say

The conclusion of a long, drawn-out antitrust case could be finally nigh, as the European Union appears intent to fine Google a record €3 billion.