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Is Star Trek's 'Tricorder' the Future of Mobile Communication?

Complete video at: HP Executive and former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein says he recently talked to a T. Rowe Price fund manager who only invests in technology he's seen on "Star Trek". "The tricorder is going to happen," says Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs. "It's going to happen in emerging markets first." ----- With five billion subscriber connections worldwide, mobile has emerged as the largest technology platform in human history. Having predicted a decade ago that wireless would have far greater impact than the wired Internet, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs remains intent on leveraging the power of mobile to redefine computing, health care, education, social media, commerce and more. Qualcomm is now shipping about a million wireless semiconductors daily, making it the world's #1 supplier of chipsets for the mobile industry. Former chairman and CEO of Palm turned HP executive, Jon Rubinstein was instrumental in developing Palm's webOS platform and the Palm Pre smart phone. At Apple he was a driving force behind the creation of the iPod, the disruptive device that changed the way we buy and transport our music. He also led the Apple team that built the original iMac, the personal computer that revitalized Apple and revolutionized personal computer design. Come and find out what visions of the mobile future these two industry and thought leaders are betting on now. Join the conversation with Jacobs and Rubinstein, led by influential journalist Kara Swisher of the D Conference and - Churchill Club Paul Jacobs is Chairman and CEO of Qualcomm. Jonathan J. Rubinstein is an American computer scientist and electrical engineer who helped create the iPod. He became executive chairman of the board at Palm, Inc. in October 2007. He is now an executive at HP.
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