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Fwd: Technology Report: Apple, Qualcomm, others eye InterDigital






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08/17/2011
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Tech giants continued attempts to shore up their patent portfolios continued on Wednesday, with InterDigital being targeted by Apple, Nokia and Qualcomm.

Bidders have been eager to get their hands on InterDigital''s 8,800 patents -- including crucial 3G and 4G/LTE patents to strengthen operating software for smartphones.

Key potential bidder Google, who earlier this week acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, has not formally withdrawn from the auction but it is unclear whether they will bid for the company.

In related news the head of Google's rival Nokia warned that phone makers depending on Android software should worry about the Web search leader's deal to buy Motorola Mobility.

Analyst concern about whether Motorola will get preferential treatment over rivals Samsung and HTC are justified said Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop.

Finally, want to buy a tablet but don't want to break the bank doing it? Beetel Teletech has launched a 7-inch tablet priced at $220. The Beetel Magiq runs on Google's Android operating system and supports both 3G and Wi-Fi networks, Beetel said in a statement.
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August 17, 2011 02:46 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc, Nokia and Qualcomm Inc are among several technology companies pondering bids for InterDigital Inc, sources familiar with the situation said. | Full Article
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August 17, 2011 02:48 PM ET
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August 17, 2011 03:05 PM ET
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August 17, 2011 03:02 PM ET
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese search engine Baidu Inc may face tighter regulations after facing a barrage of criticism from state media over its business practices at a time when it is cementing its dominance of the booming Internet market. | Full Article
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August 17, 2011 02:32 PM ET
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. wholesale prices outside of food and fuel rose at the fastest pace in six months in July as costs for tobacco and light trucks jumped, but weak domestic demand was seen keeping inflation pressures in check. | Full Article
Congress, not Fed, must do more for economy: Fisher
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MIDLAND, Tx (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve has no business easing monetary policy further when the real problem facing the economy is fiscal mismanagement in Washington, a top Fed official said on Wednesday. | Full Article
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August 17, 2011 02:13 PM ET
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August 17, 2011 03:26 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc will not turn its asset management unit into a long-term business after creditors of the bankrupt investment bank objected. | Full Article
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