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Huawei kicking continues, Qualcomm gets whacked in FTC monopoly case

Last week, an executive order emerged from the White House, giving the US government the ability to blacklist telecoms equipment from non-American companies. Widely interpreted as a move to break a deadlock in the China-US trade wars, a wild card played by Tariff Man designed to force concessions, Huawei is battening down the hatches, as Arm and Google break ties with it. Meanwhile, Qualcomm was going about its business, still glowing from its settlement with Apple, when Judge Lucy Koh ruled it was a monopoly. Qualcomm had evidently run out of good-boy points. After the executive order, it seemed that there was a glimmer of hope for Huawei, as the US Department of Commerce (likely realizing how much mess was…

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