The Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against US chipmaker Qualcomm stating that the company used illegal tactics to create a monopoly on cellphone microchips. Qualcomm plans to defend itself and says the FTC's suit is based on "significant misconceptions about the mobile technology industry."
A mediator is stepping into a dispute in which the Federal Trade Commission says Wyndham Worldwide failed to protect customer data in three breaches of its computer network between 2008 and 2010. A federal judge refused in April to dismiss the FTC's lawsuit against the hotel chain.
The big strategy for partners in cloud-computing services is expected to be Platform-as-a-Service, which one expert predicts will drive sales as customers continue to embrace Web-based development environments. PaaS promises to provide a more efficient, cost-effective approach when it comes to building applications.
A Forrester Research report asserts the big evolution in application development this year is the move to using cloud services as a platform, as it offers a speedy, mature environment at this point. That's welcome news to vendors such as Amazon, Microsoft and wireless carrier AT&T, which are vying to be a leading cloud-computing provider.