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#420080  Sticky Note Positive SeekingAlpha piece FWIW... LutherTiggs 11/14/17 04:46:32 PM
#419837  Sticky Note Please do not miss the importance of the loophole73 11/05/17 12:45:18 PM
#420523   LTE: I previously acknowledged that my post olddog967 12/12/17 02:33:32 AM
#420522   <<There is no mention that there was an LTE 12/11/17 09:27:08 PM
#420521   O’dog I forgot that you had provided that my3sons87 12/11/17 09:22:29 PM
#420520   Interesting.... IOT I was looking into a new oven scruffynyc1 12/11/17 08:06:10 PM
#420519   my3sons: As I posted last week, olddog967 12/11/17 08:02:30 PM
#420518   So, Interdigital is working with the City of IDCCfan 12/11/17 07:01:28 PM
#420517   Smart city question over US$5 trillion posed in IDCCfan 12/11/17 06:47:23 PM
#420516   O’dog what is the status of the ZTE my3sons87 12/11/17 06:41:19 PM
#420515   surprise..another buying 2018 will be the year mister 12/11/17 06:10:49 PM
#420514   Looks like 2 blocks were sold end of jjff 12/11/17 05:57:09 PM
#420513   11/30/2017 settlement date jeffree 12/11/17 04:21:11 PM
#420512   I sell zone for sure...A new license asr1 12/11/17 03:26:04 PM
#420511   InterDigital: Creating the Living Network JimLur 12/11/17 03:14:31 PM
#420510   EU 5G roadmap promises rollout by 2025 JimLur 12/11/17 03:07:03 PM
#420509   Singtel and Ericsson set Asia Pacific record in JimLur 12/11/17 03:04:22 PM
#420508   very Interesting...this week... jeffree 12/11/17 02:27:09 PM
#420507   Manipulation... always has a "risk" potential...attached to it... jeffree 12/11/17 01:18:59 PM
#420506   option market has total control of stock.. asr1 12/11/17 12:40:43 PM
#420505   We've seen sometimes that the SP goes down pochemunyet 12/11/17 12:19:56 PM
#420504   From IDCC's website December 8, 2017: FISH21049 12/11/17 12:07:52 PM
#420503   mmbtx, I for one am ready for the storm. my3sons87 12/11/17 11:57:53 AM
#420502   Quiet before the storm? mmbtx_1 12/11/17 11:23:32 AM
#420501   All, I had a thought today. tnyellowtomcat 12/09/17 10:34:38 PM
#420500   mickey: This all happened before my interest olddog967 12/09/17 02:28:20 PM
#420499   mickeybritt: As it pertains to CDMA, BCDMA, FISH21049 12/09/17 08:24:56 AM
#420498   olddog Excuse me but didn't IDCC also expand on mickeybritt 12/09/17 07:07:51 AM
#420497   mickey: Your apparent attempt at sarcasm shows olddog967 12/09/17 06:08:14 AM
#420496   olddog I got you so all the CDMA patents mickeybritt 12/09/17 12:42:53 AM
#420495   !. The patents eligible for sublicensing involved in loophole73 12/08/17 10:27:17 PM
#420494   Mickey: I don’t know why you are olddog967 12/08/17 10:10:45 PM
#420493   Does this agreement not limit QCOM'S acces to mickeybritt 12/08/17 07:55:23 PM
#420492   FISH I am sure I am wrong on this mickeybritt 12/08/17 06:50:12 PM
#420491   jeffrree: Broadcom Chief Executive Hock Tan is a FISH21049 12/08/17 04:19:28 PM
#420490   Thanks for the post Gamco... bulldzr 12/08/17 04:13:13 PM
#420489   Microsoft and Google have concerns with Broadcom's attempt Gamco 12/08/17 03:53:21 PM
#420486   Fish21049, Here are Verizons approved IOT sensors that are IDCCfan 12/08/17 10:43:23 AM
#420485   5G set to revolutionize communications and to transform Gamco 12/08/17 10:42:43 AM
#420484   Been thinking about the "takeover attempt" of Qualcomm jeffree 12/08/17 10:15:14 AM
#420483   WOW mickeybritt, you are right. See articles below. FISH21049 12/08/17 09:50:00 AM
#420482   5G testing spurs Huawei to deliver 5G by 2020 JimLur 12/08/17 09:42:09 AM
#420481   EU 5G road map promises roll out by 2025 JimLur 12/08/17 09:39:15 AM
#420480   California talking about smart city1!1 mickeybritt 12/08/17 08:43:24 AM
#420479   Apologies OD, I did not continue reading subsequent xdx 12/07/17 08:26:39 PM
#420478   OD, this will be the second time we've xdx 12/07/17 08:21:27 PM
#420477   A car special dividend of 2/3$ share would my3sons87 12/07/17 06:44:39 PM
#420476   IF it were up to Me... jeffree 12/07/17 06:00:02 PM
#420475   jeffree: You are correct, I forgot about olddog967 12/07/17 05:13:01 PM
#420474   does that really surprise that Investor Relations as mister 12/07/17 05:04:17 PM
#420473   they gotcha olddog... jeffree 12/07/17 05:03:18 PM
#420472   That's a poorly written announcement. There is olddog967 12/07/17 04:58:01 PM