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[4]: Brillant
by Gargyle on Mon 29th Jan 2018 13:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Brillant"
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Although the two things nej_simon mentions aren't related, they are both a display of the unjustice that riddles Europe when it comes to big corps breaking the law:

1. VWAG should have been fined instead of just having given two years to implement a fix, which equates to a VERY gentle slap on the hands when you look at what they actually and wilfully did wrong.

2. The EURO 6 emissions standard enforcement has been whittled down to give car manufacturers the chance to violate that emissions standard wich a much forgiving factor without having to fear repercussions, thus granting them the legal right to continue poisoning the air in Europe.

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