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Apple demanded $1 billion for chance to win iPhone: Qualcomm CEO

SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – Qualcomm sought to become the sole supplier of modem chips for Apple’s iPhone to recoup a $1-billion “incentive payment” that Apple insisted on, not to block rivals from the market, Qualcomm’s chief executive testified on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A woman checks her phone at a flagship Apple store at Iconsiam shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun The payment from Qualcomm to Apple – part of a 2011 deal between Apple and Qualcomm – was meant to ease the technical costs…

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Thwaites Brewery travellers ‘demanded £20k to leave site’

Image caption Patrick Ward denies he was one of the offenders caught on CCTV stealing items at the brewery The leader of a 100-strong group of travellers who illegally occupied a brewery demanded “twenty grand or the place is ours”, a court was told. A convoy of 25 vehicles set up camp at Thwaites Brewery in Blackburn on 26 May, Preston Crown Court heard. Thomas Ward, 43, of Leigh, Wigan, has pleaded guilty to blackmailing, conspiracy to burgle and conspiracy to commit criminal damage. The group later went on the…

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Council demanded payment card details via email

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Residents were told they had to email in the payment form to apply for a parking bay suspension A London council’s data protection efforts are under review after it told residents to email in their payment card details for parking bay suspensions via a Word document. Islington Council had required residents to share the security code from the rear of their cards, as well as their address, among other details. One security expert said this appeared to be a breach of the payment card…

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