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Breakingviews: For Qualcomm, Toq is cheap

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 02:55

Nov. 21 - The $120 billion chipmaker and patent owner is rolling out a Dick Tracy-like watch that may pay big dividends even if consumers don't rush to buy it.

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Ever talk about a 120. Billion dollar company that you never really hit a lot of attention to its call Qualcomm. And they're kind of like the pipes in the guts behind a lot of the things exactly. You don't see them when you -- your phone -- -- pretty much the they did the -- fraud Oliphant used for instance. Most their profits come from patents that license which runs three -- -- they'll support you found they'd they'd logging -- properties that pretty much any company apple. You know Motorola they'll pay money to Qualcomm. And there are now kind of again we're kind of going into the consumer -- -- it's probably so yeah it cavaliers the day he was here and so it's. Ever think and I didn't really important bad midlife crisis now they didn't last an ethnic Lou TP news like this. Portable TV could care and everywhere kind of on the watch from the clintons ever want carries them around and obviously Hezbollah action obviously caught on exactly. If they had Big Ten bucks a month from Spain and and -- used it of course and and they ended up getting had a pretty quickly. On the other trees and -- called the that. The talk watch it the Smart watching it doesn't basically it's the second screen career found you know. I I can't really see anyone using this thing so you don't floats he doesn't work talks sounds like they're gonna get eclipsed maybe by apple are not a number the people why why do what even the companies that you know we're only gonna probably still you know it. The couple 10101000. Or something of these things optimistic. I think is that it seems like they're actually doing to highlight their technology for other companies. Because what they're doing is they're putting into -- -- -- near -- which is you know it being currently come. I'm like you Google can you know I think lasting a couple of days. This imagine that but imagine color and looking pretty much just as good as your regular screen only it could last for so at least they're marketing -- it's a way to kind of get noticed by other tech companies and consumers exactly a little bit. They're the pac ten history of the slick there that that TV get to they had a couple of years ago. What it that was kind of an option -- actually they bought a bunch spectrum and they they they knew very well the -- suspect is going to increase these guys are very sad and everything mayors about wireless. So basically bought the Specter and ended up selling for huge profit McCullough actually made it -- made some money on the adventure. Looks like this could be a similar sort of thing -- we see other companies kind of behind the scenes to the Intel tried to get into TV and do some other consumers it means. It's the same thing or is Qualcomm have kind of a different angle is kind of similar with Intel Intel seems more like they do have -- it'd be kind of midlife crisis thing went -- and they want to be on the outside you know they had this whole thing in talents -- to Qualcomm thing. Qualcomm and side you're on your phone they don't really care and it's -- -- we will leave it there we'll keep an eye out for the talk. And about the conduct of corporate news tomorrow.

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Breakingviews: For Qualcomm, Toq is cheap

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 02:55