Basis B1
Intel has won the Basis auction, we’re hearing, at a price of around $100 million, according to one source. A second source pegs the deal at closer to $150 million. Basis makes wristwatch health trackers, capturing 7 percent of the market versus competitor Jawbone’s 21 percent. As Intel was all about the wearables this year Continue Reading →
Intel
There’s a problem with today’s voice recognition systems: They’re just too slow. Anyone who has waited in frustration while Siri or Google’s Voice Search “thinks” about even the simplest commands knows what I’m talking about. The problem isn’t voice recognition software per se, which is more accurate than ever. The problem is that voice recognition Continue Reading →
Verizon
Almost one year after Intel first confirmed it was building an Internet TV service featuring a camera-sporting set-top box, telecommunications giant Verizon has confirmed it has purchased the assets of Intel Media, the business division responsible for developing Cloud TV products and services. Verizon says that the deal will help accelerate “the availability of next-generation Continue Reading →
Intel 'Edison'
Intel built a processor for wearable computing, and now it has a tiny computer where that processor can live. At CES 2014, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced Edison, “a full Pentium-class PC” that’s the size and shape of the SD card you might otherwise put in your camera. It’s powered by a dual-core Quark SOC, Continue Reading →
2014 International CES
The craziness and awesomeness of CES is in full swing once again, and we’re smack in the middle of it. I’m literally in the middle of it, as I’m writing this from the booth in North Hall from where our Silver Tours are launching. These tours show off the best of the best that CES Continue Reading →
Intel's Smart Onesie
The most crowded area of Intel’s CES booth? Not the phone section, not tablets, not even two-in-ones. Nope, everyone’s huddled around a desk with coffee mugs. That, and a plastic baby doll lying face-up in a carrier. Just like Intel CEO Brian Krzanich hinted, the company is going all-in on wearables this year. Except the Continue Reading →
Intel
Intel is asking about $500 million for OnCue, the online pay-TV service that the world’s largest chipmaker developed before dialing back its ambitions, according to people with knowledge of the process. Intel is seeking to secure a sale by year-end, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. One Continue Reading →