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Blue Water Global Group, Inc – BLUU


Blue Water Global Group, Inc. (“Blue Water”) is a publicly held developer of casual dining restaurant properties and premium distilled spirits. Blue Water is currently developing a chain of casual dining restaurants in popular tourist destinations throughout the Caribbean under the Blue Water Bar & Grill™ brand and a line of premium rums which include the flagship rum Blue Water Ultra Premium Rum™ and spiced Blue Water Caribbean Gold™ Premium Rum. Additionally, Blue Water is engaged in making strategic equity investments in promising businesses that are in the early stages of obtaining their own listing on the OTC Bulletin Board.

Blue Water Corporate Structure and Areas of Operation

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Blue Water Bar & Grill™

Blue Water is currently developing its first Blue Water Bar & Grill™ restaurant in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies. The beachfront building site is located in the pristine eco-friendly Indigo Bay development and is the second restaurant approved for beachfront construction.

The Blue Water Bar & Grill™ restaurant concept features a casual, open air Caribbean themed restaurant designed to offer customers a distinctive and relaxing island dining experience.

Central to each restaurant will be a large covered outside patio area where customers can enjoy their drinks and food while overlooking a beautiful water view. The patio area will feature an inviting island styled walk up (and in some cases, swim up) bar and a small stage area for live musical performances by local musicians and dancing. Each restaurant will have an open aired kitchen so customers can see their food being prepared.

Blue Water Premium Rums

Blue Water is developing a line of premium rums that are being produced and bottled in the Dominican Republic, an island respected worldwide for producing award winning premium rums.

Blue Water will launch the first two rums – its flagship Blue Water Ultra Premium Rum™ and spiced Blue Water Caribbean Gold™ Premium Rum – in late Summer 2014 in St. Maarten, D.W.I. Blue Water intends to expand these brands in 2015 through distribution channels into the neighboring islands, including the exclusive and influential St. Barts, French West Indies and Anguilla, British West Indies. Blue Water will continue expanding these brands throughout the Caribbean Region and, ultimately, export them into the United States as early as 2016.

Strategic Alliances and Investment Holdings

Blue Water recently entered into a strategic alliance with Taurus Financial Partners, LLC (“Taurus”). Through this strategic alliance Taurus will provide Blue Water with various financial consulting services and assist Blue Water with utilizing its status as a publicly traded company to conduct registered “spin-offs”. Each spin-off will result in a dividend of the spin-off business’s stock to Blue Water’s loyal shareholders while simultaneously enhancing Blue Water’s overall balance sheet. This strategic alliance is expected to yield three or four such spin-offs each fiscal year.

Stock information*

Ticker Symbol (OTCBB and OTCQB) BLUU
52-Week Price Range (High – Low) $0.033 – 0.001
Total Common Stock Issued and Outstanding
243,206,213
Estimated Free-Trading Public “Float” (%)
74,174,963 (30.5%)
Insider Ownership (%) 168,000,000 (69.1%)
Estimated Institutional Ownership (%) Less than 1%
Stock Transfer Agent VStock Transfer, LLC
Independent Auditing Firm M&K CPAS, PLLC

* As of July 9, 2014

On December 2, 2013 Blue Water entered into an agreement with Stream Flow Media, Inc. (“Stream Flow“) for the first spin-off under this Strategic Alliance. Blue Water received 20 million shares of Stream Flow’s common stock, $0.001 par value, valued at $200,000, or $0.01 per share. Blue Water’s position aggregates approximately 20% of the total ownership of Stream Flow. Stream Flow is expected to receive its listing on the OTCBB during fiscal 2014. Subsequently, Blue Water announced on January 27, 2014 that it will be issuing a one-time stock dividend of approximately 25% of its Stream Flow holdings, or 5,000,000 shares, to its shareholders after Stream Flow obtains its listing on the OTCBB and receives dividend approval from securities regulators.

Future Growth

In addition to the Blue Water Bar & Grill™ locations presently under development in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies, we are exploring expanding this restaurant concept to other Caribbean islands. Over the next five years we intend to open a Blue Water Bar & Grill™ restaurant on each of the following islands:

  • Aruba, Dutch West Indies;
  • Nassau, Bahamas;
  • Cozumel, Mexico;
  • Grand Cayman; and
  • Barbados.

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Global Energy Innovations (GEI)


FUEL CELLS: THE RACE TO AN ENERGY SECURE FUTURE

fuelcellFuel cells are a highly efficient, combustion-less, and virtually pollution free energy source that provides electricity to power a wide array of applications including buildings, automobiles, emergency back-up systems, laptop computers, and numerous other consumer devices. In principle, a fuel cell is an electrochemical device that operates like a battery. However, unlike a battery, a fuel cell requires re-fueling, and not recharging. A fuel cell uses fuel – usually hydrogen extracted from natural gas, propane, or other carbon based fuels, and oxygen extracted from air – to produce electricity. Fuel cells will continue to produce energy in the form of electricity and heat as long as there is a constant fuel source. Hydrogen fuel cells work simply, have no moving parts, and operate silently with water and excess heat as the only by-products.

Specific industries that employ fuel cell power systems are:

  • Auxiliary Power
    o Commercial Trucking
    o Recreation Vehicles and Motor Homes
    o Marine
    o DOD Military
  • Portable Power
    o Disaster Relief Emergency
    • Back-up Stationary Power
  • Consumer
    o Defense and Homeland Security
    o Data Security
    o Telecommunications

Fuel Cell Commercialization Barriers

Although significant financial resources have been invested in fuel cell technology over the last few years, the following are typically agreed to as primary barriers to mass market commercialization. They are:

1. Lack of a hydrogen infrastructure for fuel storage and distribution.
2. Cost of ownership due to use of precious metals for fuel cell membranes.
3. Lack of large volume applications to minimize both membrane and component cost, and overall manufacturing cost, and;
4. Lack of robust fuel cell power system design that is flexible and adaptable to the varying needs of the user and minimizes engineering cost for use with multiple applications with different power requirements.

GEI’s Commercialization Strategy

Global Energy Innovations (GEI) is part of the Fuel Cell and Sustainable/Alternative Energy industry and has a target market that includes portable and on-board fuel cell power generation applications requiring efficient, clean, near-zero emissions, and silent operations in the 2kW to 10kW nominal power range.

GEI’s competitive strategy is the economicalprocessing of hydrogen from locally available logistics fuels combined with flexible, adaptable, and reconfigurable power electronics. This strategy provides a pathway to large volume commercialization of fuel cell power systems. Our innovative technology is customer centric and is driven by a commercialization reality that provides opportunities for the rapid integration of fuel cell power systems for markets typically restricted by the lack of a hydrogen infrastructure and allows for a common fuel cell architecture accross multiple application areas. This “Blue Ocean” strategy is fundamental to GEI’s success.

Their initial product offering is the GEI proprietary X5 Smart Adaptable Fuel Cell Auxiliary Power Unit, i.e. “GEI X5”. The GEI X5 has the competitive advantage of providing multiple user programmable power output channels over a wide voltage and current range that operate concurrently and independently. The GEI X5 innovation provides customers significant flexibility relative to the use of fuel cell APU’s for multiple applications with varying currents and voltages with a single fuel cell stack input.

Currently, fuel cell auxiliary units (APU’s) are designed for a single voltage output which limits the widespread commercialization of the technology, requires increased engineering and design cost for fuel cell system providers for different applications. Of most importantly the current architecture keeps the APU system cost high which limits user acceptability. Additionally, the GEI X5 smart APU provides for multiple input voltage sources, as well as multiple output power sources, to accommodate other renewable sources such as wind and solar power in addition to fuel cells.

In a nutshell, the GEI X5 de-couples the fuel cell input from the application output and allows the customer to customize the GEI X5 to individual current and voltage needs for multiple applications operating independently and concurrently. We feel our power electronics innovation is a “game changer”and will help to rapidly accelerate the adoption of fuel cell APU’s for multiple and concurrent everyday applications.

Practical Application Advantages

The advantages for commercial trucking, military, recreation vehicles, and marine applications are:

  1. Provides multiple reprogrammable output power channels supporting devices that operate at different voltages to maximize efficiency. For example, often for marine applications it is not uncommon to require 12V DC, 24VDC and 110VAC buss voltages.
  2. Allow OEM’s to provide a single platform for both US, South American, Asia and European markets that often require a different voltage bus.
  3. Allows for emergency DC/AC export power for emergency disaster relief that often require varying and uncertain power requirements.

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PuraMedBioScience™


Mission

PuraMed BioScience®, Inc., is a pharmaceutical company specializing in the research, development, and marketing of safe, highly effective, non-prescription medicinal and healthcare products with the purpose of reaching and improving the quality of life for underserved populations in the OTC marketplace.

By applying hard science to natural products, PuraMed BioScience is committed to the establishment of a leadership position in the OTC natural and alternative health remedy market by introducing a safe and effective product line” that delivers better performance with fewer side effects than its chemical counterparts.

PuraMed BioScience recently formed a new division within the company to research, develop, and distribute a line of products incorporating hemp-derived cannabinoids as key components. The company plans to launch additional cannabinoid-enhanced, anti-inflammatory and anxiolytic products as it moves forward in the development of its CBD product line.

PuraMed BioScience, Inc., employs the use of double-blind placebo controlled testing to establish efficacy and safety benchmarks for products made with natural ingredients. Using this information, PuraMed BioScience directs marketing efforts directly to the consumer, retail, and product-related patient populations.

LipiGesic M, PuraMed’s flagship formulation, is a homeopathic medication using feverfew and ginger delivered sublingually (under the tongue) for the relief of migraine pain and associated symptoms. This initial product from the company has been clinically tested and featured in three (3) top-tier medical journals with articles authored by America’s leading migraine headache experts.

Based on the results of the clinical trials, LipiGesic M has an efficacy that is comparable to the top-selling triptan medication. However, LipiGesic M has an excellent safety profile, is non-drowsy and has no reported interactions with other medications. With this initial product, PuraMed BioScience has met the criteria the company set to create a superior natural product that works better than its chemical counterpart in the resolution of migraine pain and associated symptoms.

About the Company

PuraMed BioScience was established to capture two unique opportunities. The first is to build a substantial and profitable business with the distribution of LipiGesic® M a formulation created for the acute relief of migraine headaches. PuraMed BioScience is also reviewing several third-party health and wellness products that can be incorporated into the company’s product offering. Each of these is effective and addresses a very large OTC consumer market, collectively well over $2 billion in the U.S. Each product will be unique in its class.

The second, longer-term, opportunity is to establish a leadership position in the highly fragmented OTC natural and alternative-health remedy market by introducing a “new kind of product line.” The PuraMed BioScience product line will consist of ‘alternative’ remedies for common ailments. With effective messaging campaigns, these products have the potential to be adopted by the majority, many of whom prefer ‘natural’ alternatives, provided there is no need to sacrifice performance or convenience.

Company Management

Each member of the PuraMed BioScience management team brings decades of experience needed to compete in the over-the-counter and alternative health industry. This experience includes product development, drug formulation, direct marketing, sales, regulatory compliance and approval, and senior management of both public and private companies.

Business Strategy

PuraMed BioScience® Inc., intends to execute according to the following seven-step strategy.

1. Identify effective products with large market opportunities.

2. Employ a unique and effective delivery system.

3. Perform clinical trials and obtain clinical results to overcome consumer skepticism.

4. Employ a direct-response sales campaign to refine the consumer message and generate initial revenue.

5. Achieve broad, retail distribution to provide easy and widespread consumer access.

6. Apply effective marketing to drive consumer awareness and the buying impulse.

7. Capture “first-mover” advantage.

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DC Brands International Inc – HRDN


Company History

  • Started in 2004 as an Energy Drink Company
  • Dickens Energy Cider
  • Turn Left Energy Drink
  • In 2007 entered the Nutritional Beverage Space – Hard Nutrition
  • Functional Water System: Nine Functions
  • Weight Loss
  • 5 Hours Mental Acuity
  • Full Body Cleanse
  • Hangover Relief
  • Pre & Post Workout
  • 10 Hours All Natural Energy
  • Daily Vitamins
  • In 88 King Sooper’s (Kroger Brand) Grocery Stores along Front Range of Colorado
  • Lost Funding Jan 2013 began restructuring
  • Purchased 15% of Village Tea Company – New York Based Premium loose leaf tea.
  • April 2014 – Announced entry into Colorado Marijuana Industry
  • June 2014 – Signed contract with 1st Client

Colorado Marijuana Industry

  • 2000 Medical Marijuana approved
  • JAN 2014 Recreational Marijuana Sales Began
  • Approximately 500 licenses issued originally
  • In 2014 approximately 225 licenses canceled due to regulatory issues
  • Company’s opinion is regulators are trying to move out the small operators/stoners and get the larger operators/business people involved

Dc Brands Green Investments, Llc Value Proposition

  • Green will offer a bundle of services to Colorado Marijuana Growers and Sellers
  • Accounting
  • Payroll
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Tax Payments
  • Security
  • Laboratory Testing
  • AND Capital for Expansion or Acquisitions
  • In Exchange GREEN will receive a variable rate contract loosely based upon an agreed upon % of sales
  • $1 million invested properly should return approx. $500k in yr 1; $1 million yr 2, $2 million yr 3

Dc Capital Structure

  • 3.8 Billion Shares currently outstanding
  • 5 Billion Common shares authorized
  • 14-C Definitive filed June 6, 2014 increasing authorized to 30 Billion effective June 29, 2014
  • Series A Preferred Stock provides 51.25% voting control – owned by Bob Armstrong CEO
  • Series B –G Preferred Stock convertible into approx. 30% of the company
  • $1 million Senior Secured Debt secured by all assets of DC held by Richard Pearce – former CEO
  • $5 million of unsecured debt (approx.) held by 40 lenders

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Drug Free Solution Inc – DSOL


Drug Free Solution, Inc is an innovative lifestyle company that focuses on delivering our unique and proprietary emotional wellness technology, the ‘Living Breath Process.’

​Drug Free Solution is the proprietary services, education, and holding company of the Living Breath Process pioneered by the company’s founder, Genie O’Malley. The company’s pioneering product is it’s three-step process that combines self-analysis, breath, and language that has taken O’Malley 17 years to develop, test, and deliver in four key markets as products, education, and services that are today recognized as the Living Breath Series.

Through the LBP protocols, lifestyle enhancement products, training and education, the Living Breath Project aims to create Community Wellness Centers, Wellness Homes and Correctional Facility Support Networks and Centers that combine all offerings to help diminish rapidly growing addiction and incarceration rates throughout the United States.

Drug Free Solution, Inc. is one of only a handful of women-owned businesses to go public when it began trading on the OTC Markets in 2012. Stock symbol DSOL

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Analytica Bio-Energy Corp. – ABEC


The manufacturing industry has taken dramatic shifts from traditional methods of manual operations. To keep with the ever changing times manufactures have moved into technology operated empires. With change come new obstacles. Automated and mass production in the majority of manufacturing produces more wastewater.

Industrial Wastewater in itself is a hazardous substance. Toxic chemicals cannot be disposed of into sewers, rivers, or lakes. When left unchecked these chemicals destroy all life form in the waterways, plus endup in the water we drink..

Analytica Bio-Energy Corp. has developed new patented technology; technology that removes all toxic and hazardous chemicals prior to disposal.

Analytica’s equipment manufacturing process undergoes continuous and rigorous scrutiny during manufacturing, and assembly, Quality control inspections, and our highly trained and experienced work force insures the highest quality start to finish.

Analytica Bio-Energy Corp has developed and patented the new NH3-N Wastewater Treatment System that removes all toxic and hazardous chemicals prior to disposal! This system combines ultrafiltration equipment, microfiltration, reverse osmosis equipment, EDI equipment and other combinations.

As the world population grows and the rapid development of industrial agricultural production increases, complex chemical substances are introduced into the water, contaminating the water. It was realized that the role of NH3-N eutrophication, the wastewater treatment developed to target the removal of organic matter and ammonia was essential.
New NH3-N wastewater treatment system combines ultrafiltration equipment, microfiltration, reverse osmosis equipment, EDI equipment and other combinations developed a new system, namely-NH3-N wastewater solutions.

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Chelsea Oil and Gas Ltd. – COGLF


Chelsea Oil & Gas is an Australian focused exploration, development and production company. We have a significant portfolio of assets onshore Australia comprised of 5.2 million net acres across four basins:

Each basin offers stacked pay, and the South Georgina, Simpson and Surat Bowen Basins offer billion barrel unconventional resource potential. With up to $545 million of investment on offsetting lands in the next three years by Supermajors, and a low cost program targeting more than 1.0 billion barrels of unrisked prospective resources, Chelsea is well positioned to create significant near-term value for its shareholders.

Corporate Highlights

1) Large, Operated, High Working Interest Resource Base
  • Average 84% operated working interest in 6.2 million acres (5.2 million net) onshore Australia
  • High impact potential in Georgina and Simpson Basins with 3.5 billion barrels recoverable resources
  • Control of the preparation of budgets and schedules facilitates the delivery of value creation strategy
2) Near-Term Path to Value Realization
  • Opportunity set across portfolio defined through seismic, drilling on offsetting acreage and analogues
  • Near-term oil production and existing overriding royalty cashflow offsets G&A

3) Low-Cost, High-Impact Assets Near Existing Infrastructure

  • Offsetting exploration currently underway by Statoil, Total and Santos committing up to $545 million
  • Gas infrastructure less than 150 km from unconventional permit; well established paved roadways and rail network nearby all permits
  • Limited near-term capex required to maintain asset base means the large investment necessary to evaluate the basin’s unconventional resource will be made by off-setting super-majors.

4) Catalyst Rich Exploration and Development Programme

  • Carried for up to 6 exploration wells and 120 km2 of 3D seismic in 2013 / 14 (Cooper Basin)
  • 2 production wells in 2014 targeting 300 bopd 51°oil from existing discoveries (Surat Basin)
  • Additional exploration and development targets to be matured through work programme

5) Favourable Political, Fiscal and Operating Environment

  • Australia has leading Western fiscal regime: 10% state royalty, 30% corporate tax
  • Queensland most active onshore exploration and production state, well serviced by oilfield industry
  • Local demand for oil and gas, LNG export potential for significant discoveries
  • Stable political outlook with investment grade debt rating of Aaa by Moody’s

6) Experienced Board and Management

  • 125+ years of industry experience among directors and senior management
  • Direct experience in horizontal multi-stage frac and unconventional drilling
  • Direct experience with enhanced and secondary recovery techniques

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DomiKnow Inc – DMNO


Veteran technologist John R. Stokka took his nearly three decades of experience working with small businesses and internet marketing, leased an office in downtown Des Moines and opened shop two floors above Startup City Des Moines, in the heart of Des Moines tech startup scene known as “silicon sixth”.
“Every small business faces the same challenge.” says Stokka, “How to compete with the big boys on a limited marketing budget.”

DomiKnow’s core is a proprietary data base with more than 350 million US consumer records and nearly 400 fields of demographics, Stokka recognized the need for small businesses to utilize big data in a big way.

DomiKnow uses its database to grow any small business in the nation to identify a target demographic & begin sending weekly email campaigns.
This irrigation drip marketing technique is used by Fortune 500 companies daily; however DomiKnow was built to level the playing field between small shops & the Goliath corporate brands which they compete. Not only does DomiKnow provide all of the content, graphic design, and marketing expertise for their clients, they also use its massive database to deliver the right messaging to a hyper-targeted groups selected for their clients.
As the company began to grow customers & staff, DomiKnow acquired a local social media marketing company to compliment the email component.
It’s not just about posting, tweeting, & messaging, it’s about engagement & DomiKnow knows that utilizing their proprietary analytic and modeling technology, integrated with their powerful database, they are able to measure the effectiveness of their messaging.
As one of the most progressive marketing companies in the nation, this small startup technology company utilizes their data by offering:

-email marketing
-social media management
-custom website design
-print, press & content

Today DomiKnow’s young & energetic marketing team provides digital marketing experts who supply the equivalent of a full service marketing team for any small business at a very affordable price.

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Urban AG Corp – AQUM


Urban Ag Corp. is publicaly traded under the ticker symbol: AQUM. The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations include, among others, (1) significant excess cement production capacity in other parts of the world, specifically Asia, (2) foreign and domestic price competition, (3) the loss or material negative change of existing antidumping orders, (4) cost effectiveness, (5) changes in environmental regulation, and (6) general economic and market conditions such as interest rates, the availability of capital and the cyclical nature of the construction industry (Cautionary Disclosures).

The information contained on the investor relations portion of our web site or discussed in connection herewith is expressly qualified in its entirety by the Cautionary Disclosures. The Company cautions users of this web site to consider these Cautionary Disclosures when reading the forward-looking statements included on this site.

The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update any information contained anywhere on this web site, including the investor relations portion, and any and all responsibility for any third party information referenced in or linked to any portion of our site. In addition, certain information contained on the Company’s web site is provided solely as a matter of historical interest, as indicated by the date on such information, and should not be relied upon in any manner when making any investment decisions.

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China opens monopoly probe into Qualcomm


Qualcomm Inc. said a Chinese government agency is investigating the chip maker under the country’s antimonopoly law, a probe that comes amid rising tensions affecting U.S. companies in the fast-growing market for high-tech products.

Qualcomm’s chief executive recently acknowledged that U.S. restrictions on Chinese companies and revelations about surveillance by the National Security Agency are affecting its business in China.

But close scrutiny of Qualcomm’s business practices in Asia began long before recent NSA revelations. The company is the largest maker of processors and communications chips for mobile phones, serving customers that include Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. It has a particularly dominant position in the high-speed technology called LTE that Chinese carriers are moving to adopt.

Qualcomm charges patent royalties to handset makers that use its chips, and dealings associated with that business have triggered antitrust cases in South Korea and Japan. The company is appealing adverse rulings in both countries.

The company said Monday it isn’t aware of any activity that violates the antimonopoly law and will continue to cooperate with the National Development and Reform Commission, which partly oversees antitrust issues and commenced the investigation.

China has been using its five-year-old antimonopoly law to push down prices in a variety of industries ranging from cars to baby formula. Experts say the efforts are part of a move to keep a lid on inflation, even as the new law helps give Beijing a greater say in the global marketplace.

Chinese firms have invested heavily in technology, helping to build industry giants like Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. Much of the investment has come amid prodding by Beijing, which wants to shift away from China’s traditional dependence on cheap manufacturing to sell innovative products that can compete globally.

Qualcomm maintained a 53% share of the global market for smartphone processors in the second quarter of 2013, according to Strategy Analytics. It beat most rivals to market with chips that can use LTE networks, and is particularly strong in chips that can also communicate using older cellular technologies.

The company’s share of such LTE chips stood at greater than 98% in 2012, estimates Will Strauss, an analyst with Forward Concepts.

Meanwhile, smartphone makers that want to combine LTE with older technologies face the prospect of paying Qualcomm a patent royalty. “A lot of people dislike that,” Mr. Strauss said.

In semiconductors, China lags well behind foreign competitors, in some cases using acquisitions to try to catch up.

In July Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd., a state-run company, agreed to acquire Spreadtrum Communications Inc., and earlier this month it struck a deal to acquire RDA Microelectronics Inc., a wireless chipset maker.

Qualcomm recorded about $12.3 billion in revenue from China in the fiscal year ended in September, or about half of the company’s total revenue.

At an analyst meeting in New York last week, Chief Executive Paul Jacobs discussed the prospects of even larger sales in China as LTE networks begin launching in 2014.

Separately, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Jacobs said the de facto U.S. ban on telecom gear maker Huawei and revelations about NSA spying are affecting its business in the country. Recently, Cisco Systems Inc. executives suggested Chinese customers, particularly those with government ties, may be cutting purchases of U.S. tech gear in response to fallout from such issues.

“We are definitely seeing increased pressure,” Mr. Jacobs said. “All U.S. tech companies are seeing pressure.”

Mr. Jacobs stopped short of saying the pressure hurt Qualcomm’s sales, but he did say it affected the way the company operated in China.

“[You] have to be very cautious,” he said. “We are always very careful with whatever steps we take. How we sell. How we interact.”

Qualcomm works with some local Chinese manufacturers and builds some of its computer chipsets in mainland China, Mr. Jacobs said. The company doesn’t build cutting-edge technology there, however.

A U.S. congressional investigation last year concluded that Huawei and ZTE pose security risks to the U.S. because their telecom equipment could be used for spying on Americans. Huawei and ZTE have repeatedly denied the allegations.

In many countries, Mr. Jacobs said, local companies “can complain and get government support” that could lead to an investigation of a foreign company. “That stuff happens,” he said. “I think Huawei looks at it.”

Since 2009, when China used the new antimonopoly law to break apart Coca-Cola Co.’s $2.4 billion effort to acquire a Chinese juice maker, Beijing has shown its willingness to use the law against foreign companies.

Still, domestic companies haven’t been immune. Two years ago, the NDRC said it was looking into state-run telecom giants China Unicom (HK) Ltd. and China Telecom Corp. for potential anti-monopolistic practices.

The two later said they would increase broadband speeds and lower prices.

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SOURCE: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/china-opens-monopoly-probe-into-qualcomm-2013-11-25

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