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will.i.am shows off his fancy new Intel ID badge  (Source: Intel)

will.i.am and Intel CMO Deborah Conrad  (Source: Intel)
Intel made the announcement at a press event in Anaheim, California

Well, here's another story that comes completely out of left field. Last week, we received the rather odd news that Eric Schmidt is stepping down as CEO of Google despite that fact that the company is still rolling in money. Today, an equally baffling announcement came from Intel -- the company revealed that it hired musical artist will.i.am as its new Director of Creative Innovation. 

Will.i.am is better known as a member of the popular music group The Black Eyed Peas, but he will now be lending his "talents" to Intel. Will.i.am has signed a multi-year deal with Intel and even has his own Intel ID badge according to Intel's press release. 

“Nearly everything I do involves processors and computers, and when I see an Intel chip I think of all the creative minds involved that help to amplify my own creativity,” said will.i.am. “Teaming up with the scientists, researchers and computer programmers at Intel to collaborate and co-develop new ways to communicate, create, inform and entertain is going to be amazing.”

“We’re thrilled to tap into the limitless creativity will.i.am brings to the table," exclaimed Intel CMO Deborah Conrad. "He’s not only a brilliant artist and producer, but also an innovator pushing the bounds of technology professionally and personally."

While it's hard for us to picture what exactly will.i.am brings to the table when it comes to designing microprocessors, Intel assures us that the musician will lend a helping hand in the development of notebooks, tablet computers, and smartphones.

“Our partnership with will.i.am is a prime example of how we want to convey and deliver the Intel experience, Conrad continued. "It’s imperative that Intel and our innovations are kept in front of the global youth culture that embraces new devices and new forms of communication and entertainment.”

Perhaps we'll now start seeing some Black Eyed Pea-themed commercials from Intel.



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RE: It's Steve Urkel!
By Astral Abyss on 1/27/2011 12:13:28 PM , Rating: 2
I mean, check out those pants. They're 4 sizes too long and the jacket is about to pop its buttons off. Is that really a well known musician or a street bum? I'm embarassed for him and Intel.


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