Smart grid technology spend could total $200B; Lauer leaving Qualcomm

> Spending on smart grid technology could total $200 billion worldwide by 2015, according to a new report from Pike Research. Article

> China Mobile  reported that as of December 31, the total number of TD-SCDMA subscribers nationwide had surpassed 5 million. Article

> Qualcomm chief operating officer, Len J. Lauer, is leaving the mobile semiconductor firm Dec. 31 to take a post as chief executive officer of another firm, according to a Qualcomm Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Article

And Finally... Crews responding to a trailer fire in southern Utah had another factor to contend with: 19 pet pythons. Article