By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We’ve rounded up some content for you as you wind down your work week. From a new CEO for Best Buy to Apple and Qualcomm settling their lawsuits, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

The Smart Home movement lights up | Ken Clark: Consumer smart home adoption may finally be reaching critical mass. Digital-native homeowners are coming to expect more “smart” technology in their homes, and even builders are drawing up plans that ensure wi-fi will work throughout the whole household- a necessity for the modern smart home.

black background with multicolored lights outlining the silhouette of a smartphoneApple and Qualcomm End Their Legal Beef and Drop Lawsuits | Klint Finley: After a series of back-and-forth lawsuits, Apple and Qualcomm are burying the hatchet. Additionally, due to Intel announcing that they are exiting the 5G chip race, Qualcomm chips will once again find their way into Apple phones.

Best Buy Names Corie Barry New CEO | Alan Wolf: Hubert Joly, widely regarded as Best Buy’s “savior”, is stepping down as CEO. He’ll be handing the reins to the company’s current CFO, Corie Barry in June.

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