Author HomeAsiaNews Qualcomm, Huawei hold patent peace talks Huaweipatent disputeQualcommroyalties Related US-based chipmaker Qualcomm is in advanced talks with Huawei to settle a patent dispute, with an agreement possible in the coming weeks, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported.The China-based equipment and handset vendor reportedly stopped making royalty payments in 2017 shortly after Apple accused Qualcomm of overcharging customers. While an agreement could be reached in the coming weeks, WSJ noted negotiations between the two companies could still break down.Qualcomm faced accusations in South Korea and China for abusing its dominant market position due to its licensing regime: both countries imposed heavy fines and forced the company to modify its business practices and reduce royalties.Digitimes reported in November 2017 some Android vendors were considering renegotiating their royalty agreements with the US chipmaker.Amid the challenges to its royalty regime, Qualcomm’s licensing revenues in its fiscal Q1 2018 (the three months to 24 December 2017) fell to $1.36 billion from $1.86 billion in the comparable fiscal 2017 quarter.The chip giant is facing a drawn-out takeover battle with Broadcom, which made its first move for Qualcomm in November 2017 and since amended its offer several times following opposition from Qualcomm’s management: the current bid stands at $79 per share. Joseph Waring China smartphone shipments grow AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 MAR 2018 Asia India to shun China vendors in 5G trials Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Huawei founder urges shift to software Tags Previous ArticleSingtel, NUS target cybersecurity start-upsNext ArticleGlobe Telecom first to use Huawei FDD Massive MIMO
Alternative rock bands The Used and Taking Back Sunday are teaming up for a co-headlining tour that will take the two bands all across the nation. Additionally, they will receive some musical support from Sleepwave and Tonight Alive.The major tour combines two of the largest names of alternative rock, both of which are releasing new albums this spring. The Used’s Imaginary Enemy will be released on April 1st, and Taking Back Sunday’s Happiness Is will be released on March 18th.Pre-sale for tickets will be available through the Taking Back Sunday website, up until Friday, January 31st. At that point, the normal ticket prices will apply. Furthermore, ticket purchases allow you to pre-order either (or both) of the two new albums for a discounted rate ($7). If you love these bands, this is an excellent opportunity to support the music while saving some cash!Here’s a list of the Spring tour dates for the two bands:FRI 3/14/2014 QUIKTRIP PARK – SOUTH BY SO WHAT?! DALLAS TXSAT 3/15/2014 BACKSTAGE LIVE SAN ANTONIO TXSUN 3/16/2014 BAYOU MUSIC CENTRE – HWHAP FEST HOUSTON TXTUE 3/18/2014 MARQUEE THEATRE PHOENIX AZFRI 3/21/2014 IN THE VENUE SALT LAKE CITY UTSAT 3/22/2014 IN THE VENUE SALT LAKE CITY UTSUN 3/23/2014 KNITTING FACTORY BOISE IDTUE 3/25/2014 WARFIELD SAN FRANCISCO CATHU 3/27/2014 PALLADIUM LOS ANGELES CAFRI 3/28/2014 HOUSE OF BLUES SAN DIEGO CASAT 3/29/2014 EXTREME THING LAS VEGAS NVTUE 4/1/2014 OGDEN THEATRE DENVER COWED 4/2/2014 SOKOL OMAHA NEFRI 4/4/2014 EAGLES BALLROOM MILWAUKEE WISAT 4/5/2014 CONCORD MUSIC HALL CHICAGO ILSUN 4/6/2014 FILLMORE DETROIT MITUE 4/8/2014 KOOL HAUS TORONTO ONWED 4/9/2014 THE ARMORY ROCHESTER NYFRI 4/11/2014 WEBSTER THEATRE HARTFORD CTSAT 4/12/2014 HOUSE OF BLUES BOSTON MASUN 4/13/2014 TOWER THEATRE PHILADELPHIA PATUE 4/15/2014 BEST BUY THEATRE NEW YORK NYSAT 4/19/2014 SANDS BETHLEHEM PATUE 4/22/2014 FILLMORE SILVER SPRING MDTHU 4/24/2014 THE TABERNACLE ATLANTA GASAT 4/26/2014 REVOLUTION FT LAUDERDALE FLSUN 4/27/2014 HOUSE OF BLUES ORLANDO FL -David Melamed (@DMelamz)
Involved planning on legal issues surrounding the Mission Chateau proposal have cost Prairie Village taxpayers nearly $70,000.The financial impact of a year’s worth of unexpected and protracted legal issues is making itself evident in the city of Prairie Village’s coffers.The Prairie Village City Council on Monday approved a transfer of $135,000 from the city’s general contingency fund to cover the amount in legal fees the city has spent in excess of 2013’s budgeted $115,000.Legal issues including the Mission Valley special use permit application, councilor David Morrison’s ethics violation and subsequent ouster, the city’s defense of its ban on openly carried weapons, and the franchise/utility agreement with Google Fiber pushed year-to-date legal expenses to $250,000.The Mission Valley/Mission Chateau issue was far and away the largest legal line item for the city, costing taxpayers $67,443. The open carry issue cost an additional $30,510.Legal work associated with David Morrison’s ethics violation totals $12,642.50.