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EU launches inquiry into Qualcomm's $38 billion NXP deal

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The European Union said Friday it is taking a deeper look at Qualcomm's planned $38 billion deal to acquire chipmaker NXP. It said it will make a decision whether to approve the deal by Oct. 17. U.S. regulators have already approved the deal, but Qualcomm has resisted making concessions to secure approval in Europe.

Europe's concerns: The commission said it is worried that Qualcomm could bundle NXP's near-field communications technology with its strong baseband chip business or that it might charge excessive royalties over NFC. It also expressed concern about the potential of the deal to limit competition in the emerging automotive technology business

Qualcomm's response: Qualcomm says the two companies' technologies are complementary and that it still believes it can address Europe's concerns and close the deal by the end of the year.

Khorri Atkinson 8 hours ago
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Court strikes down motion to block new Pennsylvania congressional map

A Federal court on Monday refused to block new congressional district map in Pennsylvania, a significant blow to national and state Republicans who sought to halt it.

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Zachary Basu 8 hours ago
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Pedestrian killed by self-driving Uber in Arizona

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An Uber driverless Ford Fusion drives down Smallman Street on September, 22, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo: Jeff Swensen / Getty Images

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona, early Monday morning, according to ABC15. Tempe police said that the vehicle was in autonomous mode, though a safety driver was behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

Why it matters: The New York Times notes that this could be the first pedestrian ever killed by a self-driving vehicle. Uber says it's closely following its incident response process, though it declined to share more details about what that entails. The company has also paused its self-driving cars in all locations (Pittsburgh, Tempe, San Francisco and Toronto).