Intel Creates Unit for ‘Internet of Things’

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The “Internet of Things” is about connecting workaday appliances like toasters, refrigerators, air conditioning units and thermostats to a network so they can share data, report problems and even undergo repairs without human intervention. And now Intel has jumped smack into such efforts. Doug Davis, a veteran of the company’s embedded groups, will head Intel’s new “Internet of Things Solutions Group,” reporting to CEO Brian Krzanich. Like PayPal’s payments-in-space initiative, it’s an effort to be out front of emerging technologies.… continue…

Anti-Poaching Lawsuit Becomes Class Action

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A federal district court granted class-action status in a lawsuit against Apple, Google, Adobe Systems and Intel. The plaintiffs allege the companies worked to suppress compensation by agreeing not to poach each other’s tech workers over a four year period. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice, which had initiated a probe into the allegations, reached a settlement with the companies along with Pixar, Intuit and LucasFilm. The following year, a handful of software engineers who were former employees of… continue…

Intel is Hiring: Here’s How to Land One of Its Jobs

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Though Intel has said it will slow hiring through the end of the year after lowering its forecast in July, the company is still hiring. Spokesperson Chris Kraeuter told Dice News, “We will focus primarily on making strategic hires and moving people around where we need, as we make adjustments in our strategy.” The hiring is expected to continue as Intel identifies critical areas of growth. Renee James, Intel’s president, recently told The New York Times that a “cultural transformation”… continue…

Intel Closing Development Office in Washington State

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Intel plans to close its DuPont, Wash. office, resulting in more than half of the 700 workers there being offered jobs at other locations, the company said. A small number may face layoffs. The announcement follows closures in New Mexico and Massachusetts announced last month. Originally built to house up to 3,000 workers, the DuPont facility, located about 20 miles south of Tacoma, will be cut to 300 workers, provided Intel can lease part of the property back from its… continue…

Is the Wearable-Electronics Market Big Enough for Everyone?

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Will augmented-reality spectacles and “smartwatches” actually prove a hit with the public? continue…

SAP Deals Show Hadoop Still Going Strong

SAP will resell Intel’s Apache Hadoop distribution and the Hortonworks Data Platform. continue…

Intel Sets New High Mark with “Broadwell” Design for Datacenter

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14nm fabrication process puts Intel another step ahead of rivals, which still can’t match Intel’s 22nm. continue…

Tech Leads Oregon Recovery

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The tech industry is leading Oregon out of the recession by adding jobs faster than the overall economy, and paying more than twice the state average, according to a new report from the state’s Employment Department. Tech salaries in the state average $94,000 a year and grew by 3.9 percent between 2011 and 2012. That compares with Oregon’s overall average salary of $44,300, which rose only 2.8 percent during the same period. Meanwhile, tech employment hit 60,100 in July, the… continue…

Intel Pitches Grand Datacenter Change From Modest Cable

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Intel MXC can deliver 1.6Tbit/sec of data, but its real impact could be in exploding preconceptions in systems design. continue…

Intel Media Opens Offices in New York, L.A.

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Intel’s media arm has opened offices in New York and Santa Monica as it pushes forward with its Internet television service, which is set to launch later this year. In an interview with Dice News, company Spokesman Jon Carvill said the offices are meant to “give us better proximity to our content partners.” The offices put Intel Media closer to the TV networks and production studios. However, Carvill declined to comment further on details about Intel Media, the offices or… continue…