Telekom Austria names new CEO; Qualcomm agrees to cut costs, staff

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> Telekom Austria has unveiled the successor to CEO Hannes Ametsreiter, who is leaving to take on the CEO role at Vodafone Germany. Alejandro Plater, the preferred candidate of parent company America Movil, is to take on the role at the Austrian operator. Telekom Austria release

> Qualcomm agreed to cut 15 per cent of its workforce, slash $1.4 billion (€1.2 billion) from its costs and review a separation of its chipset and licensing businesses to appease shareholder Jana Partners. FierceWireless article

> BlackBerry CEO John Chen hinted that the company would only exit the smartphone business as a last resort, if other turnaround measures fail. Bloomberg report

> Adyen, a global mobile payment technology company, extended ride sharing app company Uber's reach to Morocco. Adyen release

> Astellia, a network and subscriber intelligence provider, appointed Abdelkrim Benamar as COO. Benamar has 20 years experience gained with companies including Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Motorola. Astellia announcement

And finally…Tin foil could prove a low-tech answer to high-tech contactless payment card fraud. BBC News article

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