News round-up: Qualcomm has pursued counterclaim that Apple forfeited FRAND rights (and more)

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out.

A California federal judge has allowed Qualcomm to pursue its counterclaim in an antitrust suit that Apple forfeited rights to favorable licensing terms for smartphone technology, reports Law360.

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Apple has announced a live concert series to be held in Italy called Apple Music Live.

Australia’s largest department store operator Myer will stop selling “unprofitable” Apple products as part of its drive to focus on higher-margin items, Myer Holdings said on Friday. The decision will apply to the 16 department stores that stocked Apple products as well as online sales.

The Apple Music service has received a server-side upgrade which results in a redesigned Browse tab in the Music app for iPhone and iPad, as noted by 9to5Mac.

Apple’s “shifting [iPhone] fortunes have brought Japan Display to its knees and threaten to end Japan’s long run as a leader in display technology, claims Reuters.

Starting March 26, C Spire will offer the new iPad Air and iPad mini on its network.To pre-order, go to www.cspire.com.

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — Macquarie say Apple's video streaming service will be a "large-scale newcomer" to the market, but it needs to come to Android and Smart TVs to make an impact.

Josh Centers and Take Control Books have updated Take Control of Apple Home Automation to version 1.1 to cover some of the changes that have occurred in the world of HomeKit, Apple’s home automation platform. On the new MacVoices, Josh talks about why it is his favorite solution for control of intelligent devices.