Mobile phone chip supplier Qualcomm on Friday won a legal victory against iPhone maker Apple, with a jury in federal court in San Diego finding that Apple owes Qualcomm about US$31 million for infringing three of its patents.
Qualcomm sought to become the sole supplier of modem chips for Apple's iPhone to recoup a US$1-billion "incentive payment" that Apple insisted on, not to block rivals from the market, Qualcomm's chief executive testified on Friday.
What is CBRS? Here are the basics on Citizens Broadband Radio Service (i.e., CBRS) shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band. Yeah, thats a mouthful, but this tech could have big implications for building private LTE networks and for carriers that want to extend their 4G services.
Politics collided with the world of technology this year as stories about U.S. government spying stirred angst both among the country's citizens and foreign governments, and the flawed HeathCare.gov site got American health-care reform off to a rocky start. Meanwhile, the post-PC era put aging tech giants under pressure to reinvent themselves. Here in no particular order are IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 tech stories of the year.