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Intel hires Qualcomm's Renduchintala for concerted IoT, mobile, PC efforts

Intel has turned a former rival into one of its own with hiring Venkatha Renduchintala, formerly of Qualcomm. Renduchintala will head up Intel's newly formed Client and Internet of Things Businesses and Systems Architecture Group and will be the second highest ranking executive at the company.

PTC buys Qualcomm's business Vuforia to bring augmented reality to IoT

Qualcomm announced this week plans to sell Vuforia, its augmented reality business, to Internet of Things company PTC for $65 million, according to press releases from the companies.

Chip shot: Qualcomm, MediaTek absent from most popular smartphone models

The most popular smartphones are not powered by the processors from mobile chip powerhouses Qualcomm and MediaTek, according to the latest stats from Strategy Analytics.

Qualcomm aims to slash costs and workforce

Qualcomm announced Wednesday what it is calling a "Strategic Realignment Plan," which involves slashing costs and making some cuts in workforce, along with a realignment of its board, better return of capital to stockholders and a revamped executive compensation plan.

Despite troubles, Qualcomm ponies up money for cloud-based BYOD startup

As rumors swirl about possible layoffs at Qualcomm, the chip maker is moving ahead with an investment in mobile startup Workspot.

Open Interconnect Consortium releases preview of IoT software

The Open Interconnect Consortium and the AllSeen Alliance are both generating traction in a quest to become the primary IoT standard. 

Qualcomm-led alliance finalizes secure device protocol for CES

One of the emerging Internet-of-Things consortia has struck pay dirt, having completed initial development work on a protocol for enabling software platforms for everyday devices.

For Intel, mobile success remains elusive

Intel, the chip powerhouse for PCs, has been struggling to gain a significant foothold in the mobile chip market dominated by Qualcomm.

4 Internet of Things consortiums draw 'lines in the sand' for next big battle

You know a new technology has evolved past the embryonic phase when three or more teams of tech players close ranks to decide how to make use of it.

News Scan: Mobile users shun commitment; Intel founds rival IoT standards group; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT apps for July 8, including the consumer movement away from long-term device contracts, Intel's attempt to create its own standards group for IoT, the coming surge for beacon shipments, Dasher tries to set itself apart as a messaging app and the coming regulatory storm for "freemium" apps.