How Huawei became a smartphone titan (in addition to telecom gear)

Jul 2, 2019
The tech giant sells three times more phones than Apple in China. It has developed into a smartphone superpower in the last five years.
Visitors try out the Honor 7 smartphone at the Huawei stand during a trade fair in 2015 in Berlin.
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Some lawmakers want a Huawei-type crackdown on Chinese rail cars

Jun 3, 2019
Critics say this isn't so much about security as it is about eliminating prospective competition.
Visitors check out a model of an Inter-City "EMU" train made by Chinese rail giant CRRC is on display at Innotrans, the railway industrys largest trade fair, in Berlin on September 19, 2018.
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Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market

May 22, 2019
A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm unlawfully squeezed out rivals in the cellphone chip market and charged excessive royalties to cellphone manufacturers such as Apple.
Attendees wait in line for a 5G exhibition at the Qualcomm booth during CES 2019 consumer electronics show, on January 10, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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T-Mobile-Sprint merger depends on promise to bring 5G to rural America

May 21, 2019
But it will require big spending on new tech in areas with small customer bases.
Picture shows a 5G antenna at Deutsche Telekom stand on the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona.
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5 things to know about electronics giant Huawei

Dec 6, 2018
The U.S.-China trade relationship is getting even more tense.
A Huawei representative prepares a Huawei smartphone for display during the 2018 International Consumer Eleectronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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The U.S. strikes a deal with Chinese electronics giant ZTE

Jun 7, 2018
But ZTE will be hit with a $1 billion penalty.
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Senate votes to end Obama-era privacy rules

Mar 24, 2017
Most congressional headlines are focused on health care this week, but another bill is on the move that could kill off internet privacy protections. The Senate voted Thursday to put a stop to Obama administration privacy rules that would prevent…

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What the Golden Age of Hollywood can reveal about the AT&T-Time Warner deal

Oct 24, 2016
AT&T has plans to purchase Time Warner for $85.4 billion.
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Should Verizon get a data-breach discount for Yahoo?

Oct 14, 2016
Verizon lawyer says massive 2014 hack of user accounts could have a "material" impact on merger.
Verizon raised the "material adverse impact" issue in its merger with Yahoo.
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Mobile makers get together, and talk price

Feb 22, 2016
Expect more low-cost phones to debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.