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I simply have a problem of singling out one company not because of how they use your product, but because of how much they charge FOR the end product.

Every time you use a credit card, VISA or MasterCard or AmEx or whichever company is charging the retailer based on the price of the end product. Yet they are providing the same service, and have no increased costs because of it. Their backroom expenses are the same: servers, security, communications infrastructure, Vice Presidents, desks, buildings, and so on. Their business model is to charge based on the *value* of the transaction, not on the number of transactions.

Anybody who works on commission understand this, from the vacuum cleaner salesman who goes door to door to the waitress who suggests "drinks" or "dessert" in an effort to build your bill. If that's the model Qualcomm chose, well there are two options: play or find another way to do it.
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