Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jan 2018 14:34 UTC

The European Commission has fined Qualcomm €997m for abusing its market dominance in LTE baseband chipsets. Qualcomm prevented rivals from competing in the market by making significant payments to a key customer on condition it would not buy from rivals. This is illegal under EU antitrust rules.

Qualcomm sounds like an upstanding company. Of course, they are appealing the decision.

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RE: Brillant
by nej_simon on Fri 26th Jan 2018 15:04 UTC in reply to "Brillant"
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Now let's target more American tech companies.

Remeber when Volkswagen were fined bilions of dollars in the US due to cheating on emission tests? And forced to recall thousands of cars at the cost of additional billions of dollars.

If you violate the rules of a markete were you are active authorities will come after you. It's as simple as that.

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RE[2]: Brillant
by Kochise on Fri 26th Jan 2018 16:24 in reply to "RE: Brillant"
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Not in the EU where they simply raised the acceptable pollution level to get everything right again.

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RE[3]: Brillant
by RobG on Sun 28th Jan 2018 17:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Brillant"
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