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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald