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German court tosses Qualcomm’s latest iPhone patent suit – TechCrunch

German court tosses Qualcomm’s latest iPhone patent suit – TechCrunch Qualcomm has had a patent lawsuit against Apple dismissed by a court in Mannheim, Germany, as groundless (via Reuters). The chipmaker had argued Intel -powered iPhones infringed a transistor switch patent it holds. But in an initial verbal decision the …

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TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat – TechCrunch

TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat – TechCrunch ByteDance, the world’s most-valued startup, just launched a new social media product under its Douyin brand in what many people see as a serious attempt to challenge WeChat. Tencent has long dominated China’s social networking space with WeChat and …

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WeChat is quietly ranking user behavior to play catch-up with Alibaba – TechCrunch

WeChat is quietly ranking user behavior to play catch-up with Alibaba – TechCrunch Over one billion people leave behind trails of information on WeChat every day as they use the messenger to chat, read, shop, hail rides, rent umbrellas and run many other errands. And the Tencent app has quietly …

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VW investing $800M in Tennessee factory to make next-generation electric vehicles – TechCrunch

VW investing $800M in Tennessee factory to make next-generation electric vehicles – TechCrunch Volkswagen will spend $800 million to expand a U.S. factory that will produce the automaker’s next generation of electric vehicles. The factory in Chattanooga, Tenn. will be the company’s North American base for manufacturing electric vehicles, VW …

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Geoengineering could solve our climate problems if anyone allowed it – TechCrunch

Geoengineering could solve our climate problems if anyone allowed it – TechCrunch This weekend, I finished reading Oliver Morton’s The Planet Remade (thanks to reader Eliot Peper for recommending it). Morton has a multitude of goals with the book, but there were two I think are deeply valuable. First, geoengineering …

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Apple HomePod comes to China at $400 amid iPhone sales woes – TechCrunch

Apple HomePod comes to China at $400 amid iPhone sales woes – TechCrunch Apple is finally launching HomePod in China, but the timing is tricky as the premium device will have to wrestle with local competitors and a slowing economy. The firm said over the weekend that its smart speaker will …

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Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well. – TechCrunch

Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well. – TechCrunch Cory Doctorow doesn’t like censorship. He especially doesn’t like his own work being censored. Anyone who knows Doctorow knows his popular tech and culture blog Boing Boing, and anyone who reads Boing Boing knows Doctorow …

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Xiaomi’s five-year plan is a $1.5 billion bet on smart homes – TechCrunch

Xiaomi’s five-year plan is a $1.5 billion bet on smart homes – TechCrunch Xiaomi, the Chinese company best known for budget phones, is betting big on a future of connected homes. It plans to plough at least 100 billion yuan, or $1.48 billion, into the so-called “AIoT” sector over the …

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