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EU Hands Qualcomm $271 Million Fine

The European Commission has imposed a fine of €242 million (around $271 million) on U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm for behavior it termed "predatory pricing". The EU is alleging Qualcomm at some time abused its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets by selling them at below production cost with an aim to force competitor Icera out of the market. Such activity is illegal under EU antitrust law.

The EU alleges Qualcomm abused its market dominance between mid-2009 and mid-2011 by selling certain 3G baseband chipsets below production cost to Huawei and ZTE, claiming this was done with an aim of eliminating Icera, Qualcomm's main rival in the 3G baseband market as at that time. An investigation into Qualcomm was first launched by the European Commission in 2015.


The European Commission opened a formal investigation on the 16th of July 2015 and sent out a Statement of Objections [a document stating preliminary concerns of its investigation] on 8 December 2015. Another Statement of…

Several Final Fantasy classics are coming to the Xbox One

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Fantastic news is coming for the Fantasy classics with a new announcement from Xbox of 6 titles coming to the Xbox One console with one already available now.

As announced, World of Final Fantasy Maxima, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster, Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age will all be coming to the Xbox One on dates ranging from the 6th of November to sometime next year.

Containing hundreds of hours of gameplay for the dedicated players, These titles come bundled with the cast of adorable characters and a very interesting journey and experience in the best way possible.

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On the Final Fantasy Maxima, Players get to embark on a magical journey with siblings Reynn and Lann as they traverse the large land of Grymoire to rediscover their past and save the future.

The VII offers gameplay with a story starting in Midgar, a region controlled by the mega-conglomerate Shinra Company where the number 1 Mako Reactor has been blown up by a rebel group, Avalanche.

Secretly formed to wage a resistance against the Shinra Company, An organization absorbing Mako energy and destroying the natural resources of the planet, Cloud, an ex member of Shinra’s elite combat force, Soldier involved in the bombing of the Mako reactor teams up with Avalanche to protect the planet from the formidable conglomerate.

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The IX takes the player through an incredible tale set in a classic high-fantasy based world while featuring a stunning cast of memorable characters, It's a grand story of love, war, betrayal, the secrets of the Crystal, and… Moogles!

Zidane and the Tantalus Theater Troupe have abducted Princess Garnet, the heir of Alexandria. To a good surprise, The princess fights to escape the castle and and teams up with personal guard Steiner, a colorful mistfit cast and Zidane through a series of complex circumstances to set out on a remarkable journey.

Moreover, The X and the XII versions also tell incredible tales wile featuring stunning gameplay for its users set to come to the Xbox One console. Players returning to the XII are coming to several modern advancements with stark visual and sound improvements in HD and a unique adventure which spans the world of Ivalice in an entirely new and revamped way.

World of Final Fantasy will be released on the 6th of November for the Xbox One console with the rest coming on unspecified dates next year. The XV pocket edition is already available for play right now.





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