Samsung, Qualcomm Sign Multi-Year Strategic Relationship Agreement

HIGHLIGHTS Qualcomm and Samsung have signed a multi-year strategic agreement The two companies are set to work together in mobile device market Both also separately expanded their global patent cross-license agreement Qualcomm on Thursday announced that it has signed a multi-year strategic relationship agreement with Samsung to work together in the growing market of mobile devices. The latest partnership is aimed at supporting various technology areas across a range of mobile devices and expands the existing relationship between the two companies to enable them to work together on the transition to 5G. Qualcomm and…

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Student unions sign global accord on HE values

The Bergen Declaration, led by the European Students’ Union and the Norwegian students’ union, Norsk studentorganisasjon, lays out a set of joint principles for what education and student rights should look like. “The Bergen Declaration sets the foundations from which a global student movement can be shaped” “We believe that quality education should be free and inclusive for all, and our education systems should be democratic, built on the principles of academic freedom, and where all students have the right to representation and to self organise,” it reads. It sets out a…

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Manchester City sign first e-sports player

Manchester City Football Club have signed a new young player – but one who will never set foot on the pitch. Instead 18-year-old Kieran “Kez” Brown joins the club as its first e-sports player. He will represent the club at e-sports tournaments, playing popular computer game Fifa. Premier League rivals West Ham signed their first Fifa player, Sean “Dragonn” Allen, in May and many other top flight clubs are keen to get involved. “It’s exciting, it’s something new for the club and it’s something new for me,” said Mr Brown….

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Brandon University apologises after making alleged sexual assault victims sign ‘gag order’ contract

A university has been forced to denounce a contract it made those alleging sexual assault sign which required them to not discuss the case with third parties – or risk being expelled. Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada, has issued a public statement after an outcry, saying it now recognises its “student behavioural contract” to be “inappropriate,” adding it “will no longer be using them.” The contract – which has since been labelled a “gag order” by campaigners – has been confirmed as genuine by the university, and first came to light when…

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