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Orange supports MeeGo platform

Mobile operator Orange today announced a partnership with Intel focused on the new MeeGo platform, the first development since Nokia and Intel last month announced plans to merge their own Linux initiatives (Maemo and Moblin, respectively) into the new platform.

Intels Maloney suffers stroke

The Wall Street Journal reports that Intel said one of its top executives, Sean Maloney, suffered a stroke and will take a medical leave expected to last several months.

Intel will continue to diversify

Intel will continue to pursue opportunities to diversify from its primary business of providing microprocessing chips for personal computers and servers, chief executive Paul Otellini said yesterday.

Intel plans US2B investment fund

The Wall Street Journal reports that Intel is working with venture-capital firms to establish a US$2 billion fund that would invest solely in US companies.

Nokia and Intel merge Linux platforms

Nokia and Intel are to merge their respective Linux initiatives to form a new platform targeted at high-end mobile computers. Known as MeeGo, the platform will combine Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin. The deal will heighten competition in the mobile Linux space where the platform will compete with the likes of Google’s Android. The deal builds on an alliance forged between Nokia and Intel last summer.

Intel reports stellar financial quarter on PC recovery

Chip-maker Intel has released a stunning set of quarterly results, beating most Wall Street expectations and setting an upbeat mood for the start of the reporting season.

Intel re-enters mobile device market with LG

Intel CEO Paul Otellini used his keynote appearance at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to announce that the world’s biggest semiconductor vendor is making a return to the mobile device space after an absence of four years. Otellini demoed a smartphone from LG using a lower-power version of its Atom processor, codenamed Moorestown.

US FTC sues Intel over uncompetitive practices

Telecompaper notes that the US Federal Trade Commission is suing Intel for abuse of its dominant market position.

Report: MVS to invest US700M in Mexican WiMAX

Mexican communications firm MVS Comunicaciones reportedly plans to launch WiMAX networks in 23 cities in a US$700 million project aided by major WiMAX backers Clearwire and Intel.

Report: Clearwire to get US1.5B in new funding

WiMAX service provider Clearwire is to receive at least another US$1.5 billion in funding from its partners, according to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report. The WSJ article claims that Clearwire’s majority shareholder (51 percent), Sprint Nextel, will pump another US$1 billion into the venture, whilst a group which includes Comcast, Intel, Time Warner and Bright House Networks will stump up another US$500 million.