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Intel's Doug Davis  (Source: heise.de)
Internet of Things Solutions Group answers directly to Intel's CEO

Intel has announced that it has set up a new business division with the goal of being at the forefront of the next generation of internet-connected devices. Intel’s latest push is to get just about everything you can think of connected to the internet from air-conditioning systems to bathroom scales and appliances.

The new business division, which is headed by Doug Davis, is called the Internet of Things Solutions Group and will report to CEO Brian Krzanich. The Internet of Things Solutions Group will operate within Intel’s Wind River subsidiary, which sells software aimed at commercial and industrial devices.

"Krzanich is saying, 'I want a higher level of focus on this to help us grow it and put the level of attention on it that it deserves," Davis remarked. "We're pulling together a couple of pieces that are already doing well and we want to accelerate those efforts."

Krzanich previously announced that Intel would be working on a new line of small low-power microchips for wearable devices such as smartwatches and activity tracking bracelets. Intel is also seeking to develop a chip can be ingested by humans for biomedical uses. 

Source: Reuters



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What? No!
By Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer on 11/6/2013 10:49:39 AM , Rating: 5
The last thing I need is, like, my bathroom scale ratting me out to my insurance company or some nonsense like that.




RE: What? No!
By lagomorpha on 11/6/2013 11:14:41 AM , Rating: 4
Don't worry, your bluetooth enabled belt buckle will report back to your automated food preparation device reducing your caloric intake long before your scale finds out about it.


RE: What? No!
By ipay on 11/6/2013 11:28:54 AM , Rating: 3
Hey, buckle, that's not a FUPA making my pants tight, it's the hot lunch lady. Back off, buckle!


RE: What? No!
By lagomorpha on 11/6/2013 1:03:38 PM , Rating: 2
If your buckle couldn't tell the difference then how could they know what ads to direct toward you?


RE: What? No!
By othercents on 11/6/2013 3:16:09 PM , Rating: 2
That's easy... They are going to direct you to the ads for the advertisement companies that pay them the most money.


By ProZach on 11/7/2013 7:32:54 PM , Rating: 2
Who would have thought humans would become more like those kids' dolls that have proxy electronics?

Now every time I think of these devices I'm going to recall that picture of Davis looking like Seth Green, lol.




(snore...)
By name99 on 11/6/2013 4:14:47 PM , Rating: 1
This is just BS to build up hype for the overpriced, underpowered, and totally useless quark chip.
Ignore it --- it's as obviously a stupid idea as Intel's grand theory a year ago that they could somehow get internet TV going unlike every company before them that had tried.




By Motoman on 11/6/2013 6:08:36 PM , Rating: 1
I imagine this happening in a dimly-lit, smoke-filled conference room somewhere on the Intel campus...

Executive #1: So, this "internet" thing seems to have some staying power...might be the real deal.

Exec. #2: It's a load of crap. Stupid kids. Don't worry...we'll all be back to running off floppies any day now.

Exec #3: No, I think he's right...I think this fad is actually becoming solid.

Exec. #1: Right, so I was thinking we should actually pay attention to devices that are connected to this "internet." Maybe, you know, create a division for "Internet-Connected Devices."

Exec. #2: F%ck that.

Exec. #3: Yeah, sure...give the kids what they want.

Exec. #1: OK, it's official then. <pushes button on intercom> Sally, get on the Google and order us up a big batch of internet. Have it shipped to the Poughkeepsie office.

Sally: Right away sir...

Exec #1: Oh! And make sure it has the bigger gee bees!




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