Qualcomm COO resigns; RealNetworks acquires Varia Mobile

> Qualcomm COO Len Lauer resigned to become the chief executive of another, unnamed company. Article

> Digital entertainment services firm RealNetworks acquired Linux-based solutions provider Varia Mobile. Article

> What were the major mobile events and trends in Europe from the past decade? Commentary

> What are the top 2010 predictions from FierceBroadbandWireless? Check out the special report. And what are the top 2010 predictions from FierceMobileContent? Check out the special report.

> UTStarcom will pay $3 million in fines to settle claims that it bribed employees of Chinese telecom companies in order to gain business contracts. Article

> AT&T asked the FCC to create a timetable that would allow the company to shut down its analog public switched telephone network. Article

And finally... Yikes! It appears that before the year was out, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski had his Facebook account hacked. Article