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Here’s what’s going on in tech on Tuesday…

Qualcomm responds to Apple’s $1 billion suit with a countersuit of its own alleging Apple has breached or interfered with a variety of business agreements.
–Twitter blew up with just about everyone weighing in on that video of United Airlines employees dragging a passenger off a flight. Now, there are reports that Twitter has been deleting negative tweets about United.
–GoPro shares are up by almost 6 percent after the company announced its first product “trade up” program. Send in an older GoPro and the company will cut $100 off a Hero 5 Black or $50 off a Hero 5 Session camera.
–More issues for Fitbit, as the company’s first true smartwatch has reportedly been plagued with production issues.
–Get ’em when they’re young. A new survey of U.S. teens by Piper Jaffray says 76 percent of respondents own an iPhone, and 81 percent intend to buy a new iPhone.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has withdrawn a proposal made by his predecessor that would have allowed passengers to use their cell phones for in-flight voice calls calling it “ill-conceived.”

 –Japan electronics stalwart Toshiba admits it might not be able to stay in business in its current form due to the effects of a disastrous foray into nuclear power.
–ICYMI: Chinese electronics company LeEco called off its $2.5 billion acquisition of TV and home-electronics company Vizio over regulatory issues. The move is seen as a big setback to LeEco’s U.S. ambitions.
Photo: The Apple logo hangs on the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue on August 5, 2015 in New York City. Qualcomm has answered a $1 billion lawsuit that Apple filed against the chipmaker with a countersuit of its own. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images).

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