With push for data democratization, Intel tries to play both sides of the big data debate (GigaOM)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has been taking steps in recent months to promote the democratization of consumer data — the idea that consumers should be able to check out the information that companies are collecting on them — even though it might not be immediately obvious how the chip maker could generate revenue through the initiatives, according to an article from the MIT Technology Review. It’s somewhat surprising for Intel to be pushing for data democratization. Intel chips are at the heart of servers that companies and government organizations use to crunch heavy loads of consumer data. And Intel also has come out with its own Hadoop distribution for handling big data.
Intel releases ‘Beacon Mountain’ dev tools for Android Jelly Bean (ZDNet)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has released a set of development tools aimed at making it easier for people to build apps for Android smartphones and other devices based on Intel or ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH) designs. The silicon chip-maker hopes the new toolset, codenamed Beacon Mountain, will help extend the number of apps that can run on Android smartphones that use Intel’s chips inside. The company also said it would speed up development time by enabling compatibility with both Intel and ARM designs simultaneously, as well as providing tools to design, code and debug apps.
Intel sees GPU shipments drop while AMD and Nvidia see gains (Inquirer)
Chipmaker Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) saw its GPU shipments fall while Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD)’s remained flat overall and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) posted an increase despite falling PC shipments. As Intel’s reliance on the PC industry has been revealed with falling PC sales, the firm’s GPU chip sales have also declined. According to analyst firm Jon Peddie Research, Intel’s GPU shipment figures are down 5.3 percent from last year, while AMD’s GPU shipments were essentially flat with a 0.3 percent drop and Nvidia bucked the trend by posting a 3.6 percent increase in GPU shipments.
19-year-old Romanian wins Intel science fair with cheap self-driving car tech (VentureBeat)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has just awarded $75,000 to a Romanian teenager who created a model for a low-cost, self-driving car. For his entry in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (a huge, international science competition for high school students), Ionut Budisteanu, 19, created a realistic design for a car like Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s self-driving cars. The big difference is, his version would be viable around the world, not just in super-rich enclaves like Silicon Valley. His work earned him the Gordon E. Moore Award, which is named after another scientist: Intel’s co-founder.