Kara Swisher

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Qualcomm Names Yoler SVP of Business Development (And Silicon Valley Point Person)

Qualcomm, the powerful mobile chipmaker, has hired well-known Silicon Valley investor Laurie Yoler as SVP of business development. The San Diego-based company said that Yoler will be “responsible for augmenting existing business relationships in Silicon Valley, as well as developing new strategic business opportunities for Qualcomm in the region;” she will report to Peggy Johnson, EVP at its Qualcomm Technologies unit. Yoler has most recently been a longtime partner and managing director at GrowthPoint Technology Partners, an investment bank in the area, working with a range of companies and startups.


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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