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Samsung, Qualcomm announce competing smart watches: Galaxy Gear vs. Toq

Samsung Electronics, as expected, announced its Galaxy Gear smart watch and the company's next phablet, the Galaxy Note III, at a media event just ahead of the start of the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin. Meanwhile, chipmaker Qualcomm announced at virtually the exact same time its own smart watch, dubbed the Toq, during its Uplinq developer conference in San Diego.

Qualcomm's Uplinq 2013: Inside the developer relations strategy

Before she took on her role as senior director of developer relations at San Diego-based Qualcomm, Lauren Thorpe spent her career in stints at Helio, Hands-On Mobile and THQ Wireless. That means she learned first-hand about the kind of opportunities and challenges facing developers attending Qualcomm's Uplinq conference, which takes place Sept. 3-5 near its headquarters in San Diego.

Qualcomm to sell Omnitracs fleet management biz for $800M

Qualcomm will sell its Omnitracs fleet management division to Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm, for $800 million in cash.

Analyst: Intel's new multimode LTE chip won't make Qualcomm sweat- this year

Intel will begin shipping its first multimode LTE modem chipset later this month, but the silicon giant has a long way to go to catch up with competitors who are already ahead in mobile, most notably Qualcomm.

Apple may be nearing an iPhone deal with China Mobile

Apple and China Mobile have spent months trying to work out some way for the Chinese carrier to offer its customers the iPhone, and it appears the two may finally be closing in on a deal.

Qualcomm: Service providers demanding 802.11ac in new Wi-Fi gateways

The 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard is gaining momentum as service providers demand inclusion of the technology in the network products they buy and compatible client devices roll out to the mass market, according to a Qualcomm executive.

Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile to sell LG's new flagship G2

LG Electronics unveiled its newest flagship smartphone, the G2, at a media event in New York City, and said it will be coming to 130 wireless carriers in the next eight weeks, including all four Tier 1 U.S. carriers. The launch represents LG's most aggressive attempt yet to close the gap with Samsung Electronics and Apple in the smartphone market.

Qualcomm exec dismisses eight-core chips


AT&T: We're committed to finding 700 MHz interoperability solution

Acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn Wednesday convened a meeting with a variety of stakeholders, including AT&T and smaller wireless carriers, to try to find a solution to the knotty issue of interoperability in the Lower 700 MHz band, which has bedeviled the commission and industry for years.

Alcatel-Lucent: Qualcomm's investment may serve as template for others

Qualcomm's purchase of a small stake in infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent to help develop small cells for 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi networks will hopefully serve as a template for others.  In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combs said that he  hopes to attract other technology investors to boost the company's research budget.