Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Intel invests in cloud

Through his investment company "Intel Capital, the chipmaker has invested nearly $ 25 million in startups specializing in the Cloud, mobility and Smart TV ... Intel Capital is an investment company wholly owned the manufacturer of processors but operate independently. Nevertheless, the company invests only in areas that have strategic interest for Intel.

If the value of Intel's mobile revolution is well known, we particularly note that the 24.5 million invested in four start-ups yesterday are mainly in companies operating in the "Cloud" and social networks. The four companies and supported by Intel have very different profiles: If we find a common point of all these investments is likely to "Smart TV" that he must turn.

The TV is indeed becoming increasingly connected and interactive. Since the beginning of the year, manufacturers equip their televisions, middle and high-end multimedia portals offering both Web access to social networks or VAC has application library. Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital, does not hide his interest in this area: "It's the entire ecosystem of smart TV that needs to be developed, and we're investing in all directions this area, "said Sodhani who have TVs in the next 5 years all the capabilities of a computer.

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