Arik Hesseldahl

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Qualcomm Promotes Altman to Vice Chairman, Names Mollenkopf as COO

Wireless chipmaker Qualcomm announced that Steve Altman will become vice chairman, Steve Mollenkopf has been promoted to president and chief operating officer, and Derek Aberle has been promoted to executive vice president and group president. The changes will be effective Nov. 12. As COO, Mollenkopf will oversee Qualcomm’s divisions and continue in his role as president of its CDMA Technologies unit.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus