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Apple, Qualcomm and Microsoft learn the new cost of doing business in China

Over the past month or so Microsoft, Qualcomm, Apple and others have had to deal with pushback from Chinese regulators or Chinese state-run media. To me, it's clear that the cost of doing business in China is going up--but the cost of missing out on a growing smartphone market as large as China is even higher.

Qualcomm's Peggy Johnson to leave for Microsoft, report says

According to a new report, Qualcomm's Peggy Johnson is leaving the company for a new post at Microsoft. Both Qualcomm and Microsoft declined to comment on the report in  Re/code.

Qualcomm ramps up marketing push behind LTE Direct

Qualcomm has put a more concerted effort behind its push to commercialize LTE Direct, a device-to-device technology that leverages licensed LTE spectrum and can be used to enable a host of proximity applications without severely impacting device battery life. The vendor recently posted a new PowerPoint presentation heralding the benefits of LTE Direct and also released a video about the technology.

Qualcomm: Chinese antitrust probe likely will result in 'some loss'

China's antitrust regulator has concluded that Qualcomm commands a monopoly in the Chinese chipset market, according to a report from the state-run  Securities Times  newspaper that cited unnamed sources close to China's antitrust regulator. However, it's unclear whether the country's regulator has decided that Qualcomm has abused that position for its own gain.

Huawei, Qualcomm to show off live TV via eMBMS on a 'heavily loaded' network

Huawei and Qualcomm are working to push eMBMS technology by using it to broadcast live TV over a fully loaded wireless network in Europe. The companies said the test is intended to show broadcasters how much more efficient eMBMS is when compared with standard unicast streaming. 

EE to partner BBC in UK's first live LTE Broadcast trial

UK-based EE is set to become the latest European mobile operator to carry out a live trial of LTE Broadcast technology over its LTE network, following similar moves by KPN in the Netherlands and Vodafone in Germany.

AT&T exec: IoT standards groups need to work together

The different groups working on standards to connect devices to each other as part of the Internet of Things will eventually need to work together or the industry will need to decide on a select few, according to an AT&T Mobility senior executive.

Nitero's WiGig, 802.11ad chip family specifically designed for mobile use

Competition in the WiGig market is heating up rapidly, with Tier 1 smartphone companies asking for 11ad for late-2015 models. The latest WiGig offering is from fabless semiconductor company Nitero, which is applying its 60 GHz CMOS expertise to 60G, its new family of 802.11ad solutions designed for mobile devices plus displays and peripherals.

AT&T unveils LTE phones that support 700 MHz spectrum it got from Qualcomm

AT&T Mobility's version of LG Electronics' G3 smartphone has support for an LTE band linked to the 700 MHz Lower D and E Block spectrum AT&T bought from Qualcomm, the first device from the carrier to support such spectrum. The band, LTE Band 29, appears on the technical specifications for the G3 on AT&T's website. AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel confirmed the device does support Band 29. Other recent smartphones from AT&T, such as Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8, do not support Band 29.

Intel, Qualcomm execs both say IoT will benefit from one standard

Despite spearheading disparate Internet of Things alliances, executives from Qualcomm and Intel say that the IoT ecosystem would benefit from having one standard and one platform.