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Apple not in settlement talks 'at any level' with Qualcomm: source

Apple not in settlement talks 'at any level' with Qualcomm: source

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is not in talks “at any level” to settle its wide-ranging legal dispute with mobile chip maker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), according to a source familiar with the matter. In the past, Apple used Qualcomm’s modem chips in its flagship iPhone models to help them connect to wireless data networks. But early last year, Apple sued Qualcomm in federal court in San Diego, alleging that the chip company’s practice of taking a cut of the selling price of phones as a patent license fee was illegal.
Apple's Asia suppliers fall on report iPhone XR production boost canceled

Apple's Asia suppliers fall on report iPhone XR production boost canceled

Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) Asian supplier and assembler stocks fell on Tuesday on a media report that the iPhone maker had told its smartphone assemblers to halt plans for additional production lines dedicated to its new iPhone XR. Taiwan-based assembler Pegatron Corp (4938.TW) fell 5 percent and rival Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (Foxconn) (2317.TW) dropped 3.6 percent. Apple is widely considered the biggest customer for Foxconn.
America's marijuana map How it might change after the midterms

America's marijuana map How it might change after the midterms

America’s slow burn towards cannabis legalization continues at the midterms as four states will vote on ballots featuring medicinal and recreational initiatives. Michigan and North Dakota will decide whether to make the drug legal while Utah and Missouri will vote on its medicinal uses. Polls are suggesting that all four ballots are likely to pass.
Bitcoin Cash Spikes 20 Percent in the Wake of Upcoming Hard Fork Backed by Binance

Bitcoin Cash Spikes 20 Percent in the Wake of Upcoming Hard Fork Backed by Binance

Crypto markets have seen a lot movement today, with most of the top 20 coins by market cap seeing significant growth, and with Bitcoin Cash (BCH) spiking almost 21 percent by press time. Bitcoin Cash, the fourth top cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has grown sharply from $473 at the beginning of the day to as high as $573 as of press time, which is the highest trading point of the cryptocurrency over the past month. Trading around $420 for the most part of the week, Bitcoin Cash started this upward trend on Nov. 2.
Apple downgraded for a second time after its earnings — shares down 9.2% since report

Apple downgraded for a second time after its earnings — shares down 9.2% since report

Apple's stock was downgraded for a second time since its earnings report, this time by Rosenblatt Securities, which said it has lowered its expectations for iPhone production and shipments. The firm cut its rating on the largest public company in the U.S. to neutral from buy, telling clients that it will be difficult for Apple to offset weaker volume with higher selling prices in the second half of 2019.
Marijuana In The Governor's Mansion: Record Number Of Candidates Say Legalize It

Marijuana In The Governor's Mansion: Record Number Of Candidates Say Legalize It

At least 21 major party gubernatorial nominees on U.S. ballots this year support legalizing cannabis, a new Marijuana Moment analysis finds. That's far more than have embraced marijuana law reform than in any previous election cycle. Some of the candidates listed below support legalization more forcefully than others. While some have made cannabis reform a centerpiece of their campaigns, others seemed to embrace ending prohibition only reluctantly or when pressed on the issue.
FDA approves HoloLens powered medical augmented reality system

FDA approves HoloLens powered medical augmented reality system

OpenSight specifically utilizes the Microsoft HoloLens headset that allows simultaneous visualization of the 3D patient images in AR and the actual patient and their real-world surroundings. The technique may decrease operative times and improve surgical planning and the understanding of anatomic relationships.
Ethereum CryptoKitties Creator Scores $15M From Google, Samsung

Ethereum CryptoKitties Creator Scores $15M From Google, Samsung

While the cryptocurrency market continues its mundane sideways price action, CryptoKitties, and its creator, Vancouver, Canada-based Dapper Labs, has continued to see growing interest from external investors, who seem to be enamored with the idea of Ethereum-based collectible cats. Per a report from Bloomberg, which was published on Thursday morning. the venture branches of Google (Alphabet), Samsung, and Venrock threw millions at Dapper Labs, a spinoff of the also Vancouver-based Axiom Zen, in an unexpected turn of events.
How to Divide Stock Among Founders Without Ruining Your Startup Company

How to Divide Stock Among Founders Without Ruining Your Startup Company

Most startups guarantee their failure moments after their birth by making one or both of these mistakes. The most common mistake cofounders make is over-optimizing the division of control and ownership. Less common, but more common than you might suspect, are the cofounders who decide to “trust” each other and delay memorializing their agreements. Co-founders who make either mistake are dooming their companies — period.
Hacked Canadian Bitcoin Exchange MapleChange Returns to Twitter, Opens Refund Chat Room

Hacked Canadian Bitcoin Exchange MapleChange Returns to Twitter, Opens Refund Chat Room

Following yesterday’s report that MapleChange had claimed to have been hacked and gone offline, the Canadian bitcoin exchange’s Twitter account has come back to life, and they have opened a Discord chat room in order to facilitate altcoin refunds. According to a tweet, they will not be refunding any litecoin or bitcoin deposits. Their main website remains offline.
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