Post by nuclearboots on Dec 18, 2018 9:40:28 GMT -5
I got involved in a debate the last few days about the Apple-Qualcomm litigation with some elements of the "Apple is a bully and should shut up and pay" camp. I ended up immersing myself a bit into the vagaries of it in the process. I started out thinking this was all lawyer arcane stuff, and clearly Qualcomm is benefitting from byzantine contracts that make even details hard to discover.
But in the end I came out thinking it is pretty simple in fact. It is a straight-up antitrust case, because it's not really a Qualcomm-Apple fight but rather a Qualcomm-Intel fight. You'd think QC would be trying like hell to get Apple's business back directly, but they're not. I think what they're essentially trying to do is to exclude Intel from the market and drive Apple back into their arms. They've been explicitly arguing before a US court that they don't need to license their patents to rivals. Really.
Of course that's nonsense, and has been rejected by a U. S. judge a month ago. Once you agree with a standards body to base a standard upon your intellectual property, which is always optional, you're also agreeing to play by certain rules. Many of those rules are up for debate, certainly rates and such, but stuff like not licensing IP to rivals is a non-starter. So at bottom, the case seems not nearly as complex as I'd thought.
Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
Mar 25, 2019 14:42:52 GMT -5
sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
Apr 29, 2018 15:25:17 GMT -5
galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
Nov 7, 2017 15:32:18 GMT -5
rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
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artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
Jan 28, 2015 14:54:46 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
Jan 27, 2015 11:12:53 GMT -5