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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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