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  • Chinese Drone Startup Yuneec Grabs $60M In Funding From Intel

    Chinese Drone Startup Yuneec Grabs $60M In Funding From Intel

    A second Chinese drone startup has disclosed major funding this week. Intel announced it put $60 million into Shanghai-based Yuneec, just two days after rival EHANG publicized a $42 million Series B. Read More

  • Big Data Vendor BlueData Announces $20M Round And Intel Partnership

    Big Data Vendor BlueData Announces $20M Round And Intel Partnership

    BlueData, a company that helps customers generate virtualized big data clusters, announced a $20 million Series C round and a partnership with Intel today. Intel Capital led the round. Also participating were Amplify Partners, Atlantic Bridge, Ignition Partners, as well as a strategic investor who chose to remain anonymous. As part of the deal, Doug Fisher, senior vice president of Intel… Read More

  • Developing Targeted Initiatives For Women Of Color In Tech Crunch Network

    Developing Targeted Initiatives For Women Of Color In Tech

    More than 30 diverse tech startups recently attended the first-ever White House Demo Day as part of President Obama’s Startup America initiative to call attention to the low numbers of women and minority tech entrepreneurs. Obama’s call to action included new public/private partnerships that promise to provide Americans with the opportunity to “pursue their bold… Read More

  • Mirantis Announces Second Straight $100m Round And Intel Partnership

    Mirantis Announces Second Straight $100m Round And Intel Partnership

    Last October, Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack vendor announced a $100 million round. Just 10 months later, it’s back with an identical announcement. This time the investment is led by Intel Capital and includes a partnership with Intel to help accelerate OpenStack in the enterprise. Goldman Sachs, August Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Ericsson, Sapphire Ventures and… Read More

  • Intel’s Baby Steps Toward A More Diverse Workforce

    Intel’s Baby Steps Toward A More Diverse Workforce

    Earlier this year, Intel announced its $300 million commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. CEO Brian Krzanich set a goal that, by 2020, Intel’s U.S. workforce would be representative of the talent available. Today, the company released its mid-year diversity report, highlighting the progress it’s made toward that goal. Read More

  • Intel Beats Expectations, Up 6% After Hours On Revenue Of $13.2 Billion

    Intel Beats Expectations, Up 6% After Hours On Revenue Of $13.2 Billion

    Today after the market closed, Intel Corporation (INTC) released its second quarter earnings report. The company reported revenue of $13.2 billion and earnings per-share of $0.55. The company’s revenue dropped five percent compared to the year-ago quarter, and its net income dropped by three percent over the same period. However, EPS was flat at 55 cents compared to the… Read More

  • All Hail The Mega-Processor! Crunch Network

    All Hail The Mega-Processor!

    Once upon a time, long ago, there were computers, and they were very large. Warehouse large. Multi-story large. Tractor-trailer large. So large that in those mythical days of yore, now lost in the mists of time, men were real men(1), women were real women(2), and bugs were actual physical bugs(3), to paraphrase Douglas Adams. Read More

  • Thunderbolt 3 Uses Reversible USB Type-C And Could Be The Ultimate Port

    Thunderbolt 3 Uses Reversible USB Type-C And Could Be The Ultimate Port

    Intel has revealed all about its new Thunderbolt 3 specification at this year’s Computex conference, and it could be the port that best serves Apple’s single I/O vision of the MacBook’s future: Thunderbolt 3 uses a reversible USB-C connector, and includes USB 3.1 support, as well as increasing data transfer speed over Thunderbolt 2 by 100 percent to 40Gbps, and supporting use… Read More

  • Intel-Altera Deal Marks Second Big Chip Company Merger In Less Than A Week

    Intel-Altera Deal Marks Second Big Chip Company Merger In Less Than A Week

    This morning Intel confirmed it had bought Altera, maker of programmable chips, for $16.7 billion. That may seem like a big number until you consider that Avago Technologies Ltd. bought wireless-chip maker Broadcom last week for $37 billion. It’s a good week to be in the chip business. According to published reports, the deal has been in the works for months, but perhaps the… Read More

  • Basis Launches A Limited Edition Titanium Peak, Updates Bands And App

    Basis Launches A Limited Edition Titanium Peak, Updates Bands And App

    Basis, the Intel subsidiary that builds watches for tracking your health and sleep habits, is today dropping a lighter, classier version of its Peak tracker made from titanium. It’s also launching a new series of leather bands for people who already have the aluminum Peak models, and it’s updating its app and firmware. Read More

  • Intel Up 2% After Reporting Flat Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth

    Intel Up 2% After Reporting Flat Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth

    Intel reported its first-quarter financial performance today following the bell, including revenue of $12.8 billion, and per-share profit of $0.41. The street had expected $12.9 billion in revenue, and $0.41 in per-share profit. Intel is up around 3 percent in after-hours trading. The company expects to generate $13.2 billion in the second quarter leading to a gross margin of 62 percent and a… Read More

  • Media Tech And Venture Capital Crunch Network

    Media Tech And Venture Capital

    “You can’t get venture capital if you’re hiring people who make content.” Of all the people least likely to say those words, Jonah Peretti, chief executive of BuzzFeed, would have to be high on the list. But Peretti is no stranger to having people say exactly that to him. Looking for investment in his startup back in 2006, Peretti found that the mere mention of the… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Android Wear, Nintendo, And Microsoft Windows 10

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Android Wear, Nintendo, And Microsoft Windows 10

    Weeks keep happening with no end in sight, and so we press on with our weekly gadgets podcast. This week, TAG Heuer, Intel, and Google announced a partnership that would bring Android Wear to a TAG Heuer-designed smart watch. Meanwhile, Nintendo finally gave in to pressure and announced it would enter the world of mobile gaming, and Microsoft is making a land grab with Windows 10. We discuss… Read More

  • 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Review

    2015 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Review

    Apple has updated the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with some major improvements, including fifth-generation Intel Core processors, Iris 6100 graphics cards, PCIe-based flash storage that can manage up to twice the transfer speeds of the previous generation, an extra hour of battery life and faster RAM. Read More

  • The Rush To Find A Dance Partner Is Causing A Wearables Misstep

    The Rush To Find A Dance Partner Is Causing A Wearables Misstep

    This morning at Baselworld, the world’s premiere luxury watch show, there was ample news about wearables. That’s a sign that wearable tech is coming of age in some ways, but this represents the awkward teen years, not the arrival of adulthood and maturity. The announcements at this event felt like when the music stops in a game of musical chairs, not like the culmination of a… Read More

  • TAG Heuer’s Android Move Means Switzerland Is Embracing The Smartwatch

    TAG Heuer’s Android Move Means Switzerland Is Embracing The Smartwatch

    Today the Swiss watch industry makes a major leap into embracing the smartwatch. LVMH Watch Group head Jean-Claude Biver is not a man to ignore pop culture and all that is modern even though he made his money running companies that sell traditional, mechanical watches. Today, sitting as the CEO of Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer, he stands with representatives from Intel and Google announcing the… Read More

  • Intel Lowers Q1 Revenue Forecast By $900M To $12.8B Amid PC Sales Slump

    Intel Lowers Q1 Revenue Forecast By $900M To $12.8B Amid PC Sales Slump

    The shift away from desktop PCs to smartphones and other smaller computing devices is having a big impact on a major player in the PC market. Chipmaker Intel today lowered its revenue expectations by $900 million for its Q1 earnings that will come out on April 14. It now says Q1 sales will be $12.8 billion, “plus or minus $300 million,” versus earlier guidance of $13.7… Read More

  • Apple Expediting The Future Is No Betrayal

    Apple Expediting The Future Is No Betrayal

    Apple’s new MacBook, which limits input and output to a single USB-C port and a simple 3.5mm audio in/out jack, has been characterized by some as a move that’s antagonistic to the consumer. Critics point to the single port, as well as the performance limitations inherent in using an Intel Core M chipset for power management and fanless logic board design, as causes for complaint… Read More

  • Acer Outs A Pricey Chromebox With 8GB Of RAM, 4k Monitor Support

    Acer Outs A Pricey Chromebox With 8GB Of RAM, 4k Monitor Support

    There are not many options for computers running the Chrome OS in desktop form. Acer just released a new one and it’s a monster of sorts. Packed inside the svelte box is a powerful little machine that costs nearly double that of other Chromeboxes but sports computing power unheard of from a Chrome OS device. Read More

  • Intel Dips After Its Weak Q1 Guidance Overshadows Strong Q4 Results

    Intel Dips After Its Weak Q1 Guidance Overshadows Strong Q4 Results

    Intel reported its fourth-quarter financial performance today, including revenue of $14.72 billion and profit per share of $0.74. Both figures beat expectations: The street had expected $14.70 billion in revenue and $0.66 in profit. But neither the company’s narrow profit beat, nor its wider profit beat, have sent its shares higher in after-hours trading. Rather, at issue is its… Read More

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