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From: zax6/27/2017 11:12:01 PM
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Asleep At The Wheel: Lazy Journalism and The Apple vs Qualcomm Dispute

huffingtonpost.com



Last week, the Apple vs. Qualcomm Saga continued, with Apple responding to the recent actions undertaken by Qualcomm to attempt to enforce its standing contracts regarding the use of Qualcomm intellectual property in iPhone devices.

Let’s just say that it was no surprise when Apple’s response came that it was once again littered with questionable interpretations of the value of Qualcomm’s IP, the depth of Qualcomm’s contributions to technologies critical to the iPhone, and challenges to the fairness of Qualcomm’s licensing terms. More problematic, however, was the kerfuffle of red-delicious eyed media and analysts predictably giving Apple’s response a pass, and putting out articles jumping to the iPhone maker’s defense, clearly without so much as reading one page of the legal documents before parroting Apple’s position by default.

Over the past few months we have been regularly discussing this dispute between the two technology giants. Not just because talking about Apple makes for good reading, but because we see a much bigger story lurking underneath its dispute with Qualcomm – a story at the heart of which a battle is being waged for the future of - and access to - innovation. More than anything, we believe that there are two sides to every story, and feel that to simply accept the rhetoric coming from Apple, particularly as it relates to such a critical topic, is a form of dereliction of duty. It certainly is odd that so few seem interested in analyzing Qualcomm’s claims in earnest, or in remarking on the company’s relative silence in contrast to Apple’s invective.

Here are some basic facts: Together, Apple and Qualcomm have developed some of the most beautiful and popular mobile devices on the planet. If you believe Apple could have done it without Qualcomm, then just put your device in airplane mode. That will give you a taste of where Apple’s handheld universe would be without Qualcomm. Oh wait… Qualcomm also developed airplane mode. In fact, Qualcomm even invented the lock screen. The truth is that Qualcomm’s technology – much of it, critical and fundamental technology – is omnipresent in all smartphones. Apple can pretend otherwise, and try to minimize Qualcomm’s contributions to its ecosystem of mobile products, but that sort of propaganda doesn’t hold water, even when some journalists, analysts, and bloggers are either too lazy or too beholden to Apple to bother looking any of this up and fact-checking their own articles.

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From: zax7/7/2017 1:35:06 PM
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Qualcomm seeks to ban imports and sales of Apple iPhones in new lawsuit

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From: Jon Koplik7/9/2017 11:27:36 AM
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WSJ -- Apple’s iTunes Falls Short in Battle for Video Viewers .................................


July 9, 2017


Apple’s iTunes Falls Short in Battle for Video Viewers

Amazon, Comcast are grabbing a bigger chunk of the digital-movie business


By Ben Fritz and Tripp Mickle

Apple Inc.’s iTunes Store -- ­already struggling against rising competition for music listeners -- is losing the battle for video viewers as well.

The company’s market share for renting and selling movies has been falling for several years, tumbling to between 20% and 35% from well over 50% as recently as 2012, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

No third parties track market share in the digital-movie business, making ...

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From: Sr K8/27/2017 12:03:09 PM
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AAPL market cap is $114 billion higher than when the header was last updated.

$825 billion.

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To: Sr K who wrote (32137)8/31/2017 9:37:16 PM
From: pcstel
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LOL!! TOO FUNNY.

Zax and Sylvester finally THROW IN THE TOWEL!!

I mean there is one thing in being wrong.. But, these two characters made the biggest BLOWN CALL in the history of investing.

And so it goes,
PCSTEL

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To: pcstel who wrote (32138)9/8/2017 7:04:39 PM
From: sylvester80
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LMFAO all the way to the bank.... and yes, even freaking MSFT has outpaced that isucker POS... too funny...

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To: Sr K who wrote (32137)9/22/2017 12:18:07 PM
From: sylvester80
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Your post market the top.... too funny....

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From: sandeep9/24/2017 7:57:25 PM
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Either iPhone 8 demand has fallen off the cliff or they really did good with manufacturing this time around. Apple needs to publicize the demand otherwise, the stock could see 143 quickly..

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From: QuantHead9/30/2017 9:03:23 PM
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Can't believe such a one-dimensional company was Buffett's first foray into tech.

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To: QuantHead who wrote (32142)10/4/2017 4:12:07 PM
From: sag
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The old man admits to knowing nothing about technology, but he does understand income statements! Selling over priced products into a walled garden ecosystem, well???

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