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IDCC News: InterDigital Demonstrates Network Evolution at 5G World 08:30 AM
IDCC News: Annual Report of Employee Stock Plans (11-k) 06/27/2016 04:43:04 PM
IDCC News: TTA Adds InterDigital’s Testing Tools for oneM2M to Its Portfolio 06/22/2016 08:30:00 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Issues Revenue Guidance for Second Quarter 2016 06/21/2016 04:45:00 PM
IDCC News: Innovate UK Mobile App Project Extends oneTRANSPORT Reach to UK’s Second-Largest City 06/21/2016 03:00:00 AM
News News Alert: InterDigital Demonstrates Network Evolution at 5G World 06/28/2016 08:30:00 AM
#382423  Sticky Note Sticky info: Analyst Reports, Rmarchma Reference Information, etc. postyle 02/21/14 03:45:14 PM
#409831   jeffree The market makers can change this if they mickeybritt 06/28/16 02:41:18 PM
#409829   well...that didn't last long... jeffree 06/28/16 02:08:52 PM
#409828   max411 My opinion is they can not buy a mickeybritt 06/28/16 01:46:00 PM
#409827   Mickey... I agree! I can't understand why max411 06/28/16 01:29:09 PM
#409823   Hopefully this will be you last chance to mickeybritt 06/28/16 11:43:29 AM
#409820   IDCC is using an Infineon BGT radio. IDCC my3sons87 06/28/16 11:29:14 AM
#409819   Google is coming out with a phone? pochemunyet 06/28/16 10:32:21 AM
#409818   Come on IDCC give us the good news mickeybritt 06/28/16 10:17:31 AM
#409817   2-minute warning... jeffree 06/28/16 09:39:30 AM
#409816   InterDigital Demonstrates Network Evolution at 5G World dndodd 06/28/16 08:52:56 AM
#409806   Apple Turns to Fangda Partners to Protect Its thelurker 06/27/16 08:24:45 PM
#409803   Olddog, Thanks for that. I got the 2 month sonic22 06/27/16 04:54:56 PM
#409801   Gamco Remember the old saying I had rather be mickeybritt 06/27/16 04:28:57 PM
#409799   InterDigital, Inc. - Common Stock Gamco 06/27/16 04:02:24 PM
#409795   And behind Door 3 is a whole buncha pochemunyet 06/27/16 03:49:06 PM
#409794   Bulldzr 3 months ago we was worrying about Huawei mickeybritt 06/27/16 03:48:51 PM
#409793   This "knee-jerk" reaction has wiped out 3 months bulldzr 06/27/16 03:16:24 PM
#409792   sonic: The April 27 date was the olddog967 06/27/16 02:56:10 PM
#409791   IoT industry needs to focus on demand rather dndodd 06/27/16 01:30:55 PM
#409790 5G: Milestones for Network Servic dndodd 06/27/16 01:29:25 PM
#409788   What makes you think they cant take this jjff 06/27/16 01:14:16 PM
#409787   Turney What makes you think IDCC is a risky mickeybritt 06/27/16 12:57:23 PM
#409786   In this environment absolutely the will! JMO jjff 06/27/16 12:51:39 PM
#409785   Olddog, Today is the day Huawei is to file sonic22 06/27/16 12:47:37 PM
#409784 are Right about some things... jeffree 06/27/16 12:45:50 PM
#409783   Mickey you 76? you shouldn't buy green bananas! Turney 06/27/16 12:45:30 PM
#409782   Stupid market!!!! mickeybritt 06/27/16 11:50:39 AM
#409781   O.k. Wife just bought December options!!!!!! mickeybritt 06/27/16 11:24:14 AM
#409780   fallen knife theory! Time to be patient!! jjff 06/27/16 10:32:40 AM
#409779   I hope everyone is too busy scooping up pochemunyet 06/27/16 10:19:18 AM
#409778   Anybody home? squingeqbob 06/27/16 10:17:41 AM
#409777   zdog This message is designed especially for you so mickeybritt 06/27/16 08:12:31 AM
#409776   Securities Alert: IDCC - ResearchTeam Rating Change FISH21049 06/26/16 10:37:34 PM
#409775   zdog No sense in showing me respect. Let me mickeybritt 06/26/16 05:59:43 PM
#409774   With all due respect, "redundant posts on a pochemunyet 06/26/16 05:58:40 PM
#409773   Mickey, with all due respect, Why would anyone zdog 06/26/16 12:46:39 PM
#409772   re; "Trust me"... jeffree 06/26/16 12:39:22 PM
#409771   Huawei sales growing like a weed!!!! mickeybritt 06/26/16 10:45:43 AM
#409770   Huawei revenues!!! mickeybritt 06/26/16 10:24:38 AM
#409769   looking at this chart...maybe the guidance played a Data_Rox 06/26/16 09:23:38 AM
#409768   BREXIT did not sell the IDCC shares down my3sons87 06/26/16 07:33:11 AM
#409767   Lucky... ah never mind. Let's see what bulldzr 06/26/16 12:53:30 AM
#409766   I hear you! tnyellowtomcat 06/25/16 10:36:26 PM
#409765   As an anonymous friend once said, "Just keep lando1 06/25/16 09:55:27 PM
#409763   Mickey my friend... I cannot explain answers to bulldzr 06/25/16 09:49:58 PM
#409762   Sure data... IDCC lost 5% Friday... I have bulldzr 06/25/16 09:41:55 PM
#409759   Please keep to idcc only on this thread. Thanks Data_Rox 06/25/16 07:25:16 PM
#409757  Restored Bulldzr Can you tell me how all the European mickeybritt 06/25/16 07:04:34 PM
#409755   tnyellowtomcat Lots of people sold Friday, they are changing mickeybritt 06/25/16 06:53:43 PM
#409749   Wasn't that a "Dipsy Doodle" from another day tnyellowtomcat 06/25/16 02:47:44 PM