Will Microsoft Name Its CEO Before the New Year? Weary Employees Hope for Even Sooner. (Poll)

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth — and a new leader.
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Qualcomm Taps Steve Mollenkopf, Rumored as Microsoft Successor, as Its Next CEO

The move comes a day after a news report said he was in the running to be the next Microsoft CEO.
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One of the Warring Wireless-Charging Factions Adopts Rezence Brand Name

The Alliance for Wireless Power, the last of the competing efforts to bring products to market, says compatible gear will be identified under the brand Rezence.
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Linux Foundation, Host of Consumer Electronics Firms, Line Up Behind New “Internet of Things” Standard

The Linux Foundation said on Monday that it has lined up a number of big-name tech firms behind a new AllSeen Alliance designed to ensure easy connections among the various devices and objects that will be Internet-enabled in the coming years. Founding members of the group include Haier, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sharp, Silicon Image and TP-Link. The effort is being built upon Qualcomm’s AllJoyn open-source project.

Qualcomm Introduces Its First 64-Bit Chip, Though This One Takes Aim at the Low End

The Snapdragon 410 is designed for phones that sell for $150 or less but includes some high-end features.
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Qualcomm Says China Is Investigating Whether Firm Broke Its Anti-Monopoly Law

CEO Paul Jacobs had said the company has been seeing fallout in China related to the NSA scandal and other U.S. government actions.
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Qualcomm CEO Says NSA Fallout Impacting China Business

“We are definitely seeing increased pressure,” said Mr. Jacobs. “All U.S. tech companies are seeing pressure.”

Intel Chairman: “We Seemed to Have Lost Our Way”

Long guided by Moore’s Law, Andy Bryant says Intel took its eye off the ball and let others capitalize on the latest shifts.
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Qualcomm Announces Faster Snapdragon 805 Mobile Chip, Aims to Make the Home Router Smarter

Qualcomm hopes the new IPQ chip will mark the same kind of shift in the home router market that the smartphone did for the cellular market.
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Qualcomm’s Toq Smartwatch a Few Ticks Behind Schedule

The chipmaker still hopes the timepiece will ship by the holidays.
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