RadioShack posts weaker profit; Qualcomm focuses on open source development

> RadioShack reported third quarter profit of $37.4 million, down 24 percent from $49.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Article (sub. req.)

> Qualcomm set up a wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC), to focus on open source mobile platform development. Release

> The transition to a services business presents operators and vendors with both high risks and potential rewards. Commentary 

> TeliaSonera said it plans to offer Samsung LTE modems with data speeds up to 10 times faster than those today to subscribers in Stockholm and Oslo in 2010. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent confirmed it will launch 14 new LTE operator trials over the next six months, bringing the total number planned for next year to 22. Article

> The BBC said it plans to scale back its investments in mobile TV. Article

> The proposed sale of the fourth French 3G licence has so far attracted only one bidder. Article

And finally... New York Times technology columnist David Pogue performs an impromptu number parodying Steve Jobs and Apple. Video