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Qualcomm says Apple is violating Chinese court order despite software update

“Qualcomm said it believes Apple remains in violation of a Chinese court’s orders to stop selling iPhones despite a software update that Apple pushed on Monday” writes Feng Li for cnbc.com. Qualcomm on Dec. 10 said it had won a preliminary court order in China banning Apple from selling some older iPhone models that the court found violated two Qualcomm software patents.The Cupertino, California-based company said it believed it was in compliance with the court’s orders but that it would update its software “to address any possible concern about our…

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Qualcomm says Apple violating Chinese court order, despite new software

“(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc said it believes Apple Inc remains in violation of a Chinese court’s orders to stop selling iPhones despite a software update that Apple pushed on Monday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Qualcomm on Dec. 10 said it had won a preliminary court order in China banning Apple from selling some older iPhone models that the court found violated two Qualcomm software patents. Asked by Reuters about Qualcomm’s statements, Apple reiterated its earlier statements that it believes it is in compliance with the court order.Qualcomm believes…

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Parrot Uses Alexa to Order Watermelon, Lightbulbs While Owner Is Out

“Rocco, who lives with Marion Wischnewski in Berkshire, U.K., has attempted to order everything from kites and lightbulbs through Alexa since moving to her home” reports newsweek.com. A peckish parrot has been caught ordering strawberries, a watermelon and even a water boiler through his foster owner’s electronic personal assistant. Source: newsweek.com Share This:

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JWoww Gets Restraining Order After Fight with Estranged Husband, He’s Booted from House

“Roger Mathews says the ‘Jersey Shore’ star got a restraining order against him late Thursday night after they had what he calls a “disagreement.”” reports tmz.com. He says he went home, went to sleep and was awakened by cops at 2:30 AM … telling him he had to get out of the house due to the restraining order. Source: tmz.com Share This:

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As America retreats, China moves to create a new world order

“These included the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Marshall Plan and trade-liberalizing rounds that culminated in the World Trade Organization” writes Special To The for seattletimes.com. Addressing this requires strengthening existing multilateral institutions, patient pushing-back against Chinese bad actions and broadening world trade.Behind the tit-for-tat trade fight between Washington and Beijing, China is staking out an ambitious global agenda.Indeed, Chinese President Xi Jinping has held China up as a protector of the world order in the face of new American isolationism. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Amazon extends free holiday shipping through December 18th

“As always, Amazon is competing for a dominating share of the holiday market against retailers like Target, which recently introduced free two-day shipping until December 22nd, and Walmart, which offers free two-day shipping for orders $35 and up” writes Dec Est for theverge.com. Dec. 18 (extended): Last day for free shipping with no minimum purchase amount, free for all customers Dec. 18: Last day for standard shipping, free for Prime members Dec. 22: Last day for two-day shipping, free for Prime members Dec. 23: Last day for one-day shipping, free…

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Here are 121 ways to get the nation’s fiscal house in order

“New left-leaning House Democrats in fact argue the country has to increase spending, particularly on domestic priorities” writes D C for marketwatch.com. It might be the Congressional Budget Office’s “options for reducing the deficit,” with the government budget agency on Thursday posting 121 different ways to curtail red ink. Related: U.S. budget deficit jumps to $205 billion in November. The CBO estimates the deficit will grow to $973 billion this year from $779 billion, and reach as high as $1.53 trillion by 2028. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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After paying $83 million in fines, Washington settles jail mental-health lawsuit

“U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman approved the agreement between Disability Rights Washington and the Department of Social and Health Services on Tuesday” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Pechman’s order said the agreement is “fair, reasonable and adequate” and will put on hold the contempt fines the state has been paying for years.The settlement reached is designed to bring the state into compliance with the judge’s order to provide timely competency evaluations and treatment for mentally ill people charged with crimes. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Crypto Platform Cubits Begins Insolvency Procedure After Alleged Hack, Locks Users’ Funds

“United Kingdom-based cryptocurrency payment platform Cubits has filed for administration following a sudden outage that locked customer funds, a company press release revealed Dec. 11” writes William Suberg for cointelegraph.com. Opus Business, now in charge of Cubits’ administration, has not responded to a request for comment on users’ locked funds by press time.The website now shows a copy of their press release explaining the administration procedure.The company allegedly never paid Dooga the fiat due, leaving the company with debts totalling €35 million ($39.7 million). Its head of crypto business, Max…

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Back to the normal order: says head of AIU

“Commenting on the decision, Ambassador Gamal Bayoumi ,head of Arab Investors Union, (AIU) clarified that the normal condition for imported products is to follow the exchange rate price that is set by Central Bank of Egypt (CBE)” writes Daily News Egypt for dailynewsegypt.com. So, a fixed custom dollar price before a liberalisation was faulty, as it caused the doubling of the prices of products and commodities.The government has failed in its mission of making this step acceptable for both citizens and manufacturers, even if this decision is correct”, Bayoumi explained.He…

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