Situational awareness: Qualcomm and Apple have agreed to end their bitter legal dispute over patent royalties, with a deal that includes a 6-year agreement on royalty rates and a multiyear deal for Apple to supply chips to Qualcomm. Details.
Notre Dame was 30 minutes from collapse last night, but today she stands, far more intact than we'd expected after yesterday's fearsome fire.
Between the lines: "Experts say the combination of a structure that’s more than 850 years old, built with heavy timber construction and soaring open spaces, and lacking sophisticated fire-protection systems led to the quick rise of flames," the AP reports.
There'll be a tense wait to see if certain priceless artifacts survived the flames.
The bottom line: "We're all just dumbfounded. It's more than miraculous, it's heroic,' vicar general Philippe Marsset said, per the AFP.
Above: People attending mass at Notre Dame last year, and the same view today.
Below: The heart and transept at Notre Dame last year, and the same view today.
"Is [Samsung's] Galaxy Fold a gimmick to help sell more smartphones in a slowing market or a true breakthrough that will change how we use our devices?" asks the AP's Kelvin Chan.
The state of play: "Samsung says the case for a folding phone has become clear: People want bigger screens but they also want a phone they can carry around in their pocket."
"Wide open, the Fold felt more like a small tablet than a smartphone, which suggests that one possible market is people who want both kinds of devices but don’t want to buy two."