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Think about the all ways people are able to continuously watch and stream content from the 2012 Olympics. Mobile devices have granted access to content from nearly any place, at any time and have changed the way we consumer that content. From watching the latest winners in swimming to the latest pole-vaulters, leaders from Aurasma, DreamWorks Animation, Discovery Communications, and Intel discuss how mobile devices and technologies are fundamentally changing how we create, consume, share and interact with content like never before. 60 Second Insights, a video series launched this year, brings together a variety of unique perspectives from entertainment, art, technology, business, culture, youth and more to explain how mobility touches various parts of our lives.

Keep your mind fresh this summer with these apps from Intel AppUp® center. Khan Academy Maths & Science offers a compelling video learning experience for a variety of subjects in math and science. Hone your creativity with Bridge Constructor, an addictive game where players tackle more than 30 missions to develop unique passages. Stay on top of current events and milestones with BrainPop Featured Movie, where you watch a movie and test your knowledge with an interactive quiz. For tricky questions, look no further than Wolfram Alpha, a search engine that calculates and answers questions from physics to linguistics.

Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel GPA) Release 4 now supports Intel® Atom™ processor-based devices using the Google Android operating system. Expanded to support smartphones and tablets earlier this year, Intel GPA  now enables developers of gaming and graphics applications to optimize app performance for Android devices. Intel GPA Release 4 is available now for free download here.

Intel Capital has made its most recent investment in the Brazilian fashion e-commerce scene in ELike, a startup that created an online shopping platform, "My Shopping," for Facebook. "My Shopping" aggregates leading brands and lets each open an online store on Facebook, creating a new virtual shopping experience that helps drive sales and provides consumers with a new social context to connect with brands. Intel Capital's investment in ELike follows fashion e-commerce investments in Fashion.me and Coquelux, which point to the growing online presence of e-commerce in Brazil. Learn more about Intel Capital's investment here.

What do Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Foo Fighters, Jack White, Beck, Skrillex, Norah Jones, and Justice all have in common? Beside their mind-boggling awesomeness, they will all be performing this weekend in Golden Gate Park at the 2012 Outside Lands Music Festival along with a stupendously long list of equally amazing artists. Following on to Intel’s wildly popular “cube” from last year, Club Ultrabook™ Hosted by Intel® will feature dance music, tattoo art, custom t-shirt giveaways, and tech device charging stations inside relaxation lounges. Also featured will be the latest in Ultrabook devices from various manufacturers, including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba.

On Aug. 12, 110 Ultrabook™ devices will be given away during the one-day Ultrabook Sweepstakes. Students can head back to school in style - with their very own ultra-sleek and ultra-responsive Intel-inspired Ultrabook device. Unique QR codes will be placed near Ultrabook devices in the electronics section of 2,000 participating Walmart store locations throughout the U.S., and additional QR codes will be seeded through walmart.com and via the Walmart Twitter handle (@Walmart). Learn more at www.walmart.com/geeked or visit www.ultrabookcontest.com to register now and find a participating Walmart store near you. Then, visit the store on Aug. 12 and scan a QR code for your chance to win the Acer Champagne S3 Aspire Ultrabook, HP Folio Ultrabook, or the Sony VAIO Ultrabook. To learn more about the Ultrabook Sweepstakes, visit Intel's Inside Scoop blog.

Offering aspiring filmmakers a platform for global exposure, Intel and W Hotels Worldwide today launched "Four Stories," an innovative screenplay competition curated by acclaimed film director and screenwriter Roman Coppola and his award-winning production company, The Directors Bureau. Starting today through Aug. 30, filmmakers can visit intel.com/fourstories to upload their original screenplays – inspired by the highly mobile, 24/7 nature of travel – for the chance to see their idea come to life on the big screen.

Designed specifically for incoming college freshman and high school seniors, CollegeWeekLive's "BACK TO SCHOOL powered by Intel" free virtual college fair will be held today from 2-10 p.m. ET. In addition to chatting live with admissions representatives from 212 participating colleges, students can also attend live presentations held on a variety of topics led by college experience experts. Attendees will have the chance to win a $2,500 College Kickoff Scholarship from HP Academy or an Intel-inspired Ultrabook. To learn more about the virtual college fair sponsored by Intel, read the post on Intel's Inside Scoop blog.

Global Online Screenplay Competition Launches; Three Winning Scripts to be Produced at W Hotels Around the Globe


'Four Stories' Film Series Kicks offthe Ultrabook™ Experience, Intel's New Series of Collaborations with Leading Innovators in Travel, Film, Business, Fashion and Design


SANTA CLARA, Calif. and NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2012 – Offering aspiring filmmakers a platform for global exposure, Intel Corporation and W Hotels Worldwide today launched "Four Stories," an innovative screenplay competition curated by acclaimed film director and screenwriter Roman Coppola and his award-winning production company, The Directors Bureau. Starting today through Aug. 30, filmmakers can visit intel.com/fourstories to upload their original screenplays - inspired by the highly mobile, 24/7 nature of travel - for the chance to see their idea come to life on the big screen.


Three winning screenplays will be selected from a global pool of submissions by an exclusive panel of industry leaders, including Roman Coppola (The Directors Bureau), Michaelangelo L'Acqua (W Hotels global music director), Deborah Conrad (chief marketing officer at Intel), Eddy Moretti (executive producer and creative director at VICE), Michael Pitt (actor), Jeff Baena (screenwriter), Chloe Sevigny (actress), PJ Ransone (actor) and Blake Whitman (vice president of creative development at Vimeo) and Danny Gabai (agent, motion pictures for William Morris Endeavor).


"Four Stories" is the first collaboration from The Ultrabook Experience, a new initiative from Intel that features collaborations with innovative brands, emerging and established artists, and designers and entertainers that use the Intel-inspired Ultrabook devices to do extraordinary things. Throughout 2012, The Ultrabook Experience will unveil grand-scale projects with innovators in travel, film, business and design that are using Ultrabook devices to rethink what's possible.


Combining technology and artistry to advance the next generation of great filmmakers, "Four Stories"  will be comprised of three winning scripts that will be developed and transformed by Coppola and The Directors Bureau into 10-minute shorts inspired by the intense energy of the global jet-setter, each with its own talented cast. Scripts must be set in a W Hotel, and the Intel-inspired Ultrabook must play a key role in the film.To complete the series, the fourth film will be written and directed by Roman, who most recently co-wrote Wes Anderson's summer film, "Moonrise Kingdom."


"I admire W Hotels and Intel for encouraging emerging artists by giving them this chance to introduce themselves," Coppola said. "To all those people thinking of participating, I hope that they take this opportunity to be bold, to push boundaries and to think of ideas which are totally unique to themselves. As Thomas Edison said, 'Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.'"


The Directors Bureau, along with notable cast and winning filmmakers, will then travel to shoot the scripts at glamorous W Hotel destinations such as W Doha Hotel & Residences, W Retreat & Spa Maldives, W Mexico City and W Washington D.C. The properties, each with their own design narratives, draw in local contextual insights and unique design collaborations to create a distinctive personality. Combined with the love affair travelers have with their Ultrabook, enabling them to enjoy each connected minute on the road, the destinations will provide further inspirational backdrops - evocative of the stylish international guest.


"Four Stories"  will premiere at red carpet events at select W Hotels around the world later this fall, as well as broadcast on The Ultrabook Experience website, whotels.com, the W brand's social media channels and W Vision in-room entertainment channel.


"We're thrilled to partner with Intel on this exciting film initiative that provides a global platform for emerging talent," said Vincent Gillet, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide & Le Méridien. "Like the W Hotels Designers of the Future Award and the W Hotels and burn studios DJ Lab, the "Four Stories" film series is yet another way for W to identify and support rising visionaries in their field, while showcasing what's new and next to our global guests."


As part of the overall collaboration between Intel and W Hotels Worldwide, high-impact Ultrabook design installations will be featured at W Hong Kong, W London-Leicester Square, W New York, W Paris-Opéra, W San Francisco and W Singapore, allowing both W guests and locals alike to interact with the latest in innovative technology. Additionally, Ultrabook devices will be integrated into the Whatever/Whenever concierge experience at all 42 W hotels and retreats worldwide, further demonstrating the marriage between technology and design to create impactful and emotional experiences.


"Today, we are in the midst of an evolution of the arts through the power of every day technology," said Johan Jervoe, vice president of partner marketing, Intel. "A new generation of artists can bring film, music, design and art to life more easily because they no longer have to compromise. They can have one device, the Ultrabook, with both performance and portability, so they can readily share their creations at the touch of a keyboard button. We are excited to be working with W Hotels on 'Four Stories' as a unique platform for these rising stars to tell and share their stories globally."


Inspired by Intel, Ultrabook is a new category of computing devices that will increasingly give people the most complete and satisfying, no-compromise and more secure computing experience in one, sleek and portable device. With great battery life and offered at mainstream price points, Intel expects Ultrabook devices to be as transformational to mobile computing as Intel® Centrino® Mobile technology was more than eight years ago.


About Roman Coppola and the Directors Bureau
Roman Coppola is a critically acclaimed director, screenwriter, producer and music video creator. In 2012, Coppola co-wrote "Moonrise Kingdom," his second collaboration with director Wes Anderson (the 2007 film "The Darjeeling Limited" was the first). As a director, Coppola has worked with Arctic Monkeys, Daft Punk, Phoenix, The Strokes, Ween and other bands to produce timeless music videos. He is currently in post-production on his second feature as director, "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," a comedy starring Bill Murray, Charlie Sheen and Jason Schwartzman. 


About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.


Intel, Intel Core, Ultrabook and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.


About W Hotels Worldwide
W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 42 hotels and retreats, including 14 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access, offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. W Hotels offers a holistic lifestyle experience that is integrated into the brand's sensibility through contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous entertainment experiences, stylish retail concepts, signature spas and inspiring residences. With more than 13 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach more than 60 hotels by the end of 2015. W Hotels have been announced for Guangzhou, Milan, Shanghai, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Athens – Astir Palace, Muscat, Mumbai, and Santa Fe, Mexico, while upcoming W Retreats include Verbier and Mexico's Riviera Maya. For more information, visit www.whotels.com. To live the W Hotels lifestyle 24/7/365, visit www.wresidences.com.



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WHEN:Sept. 11-13, 2012
WHERE:Moscone Center West, San Francisco

In its 15th year, the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) remains the place for Intel Corporation, along with high-tech industry developers, executives, designers and engineers, to come together and share their latest innovations and vision for the future of technology. Guided by the theme, “The Future of Innovation is Wide Open,” this year’s event will demonstrate how developers can take advantage of the latest innovations in hardware, software and services to help enable the best user experiences on Intel® architecture -- from the cloud to devices.


A strong keynote slate featuring Intel executives is one source for insights and inspiration. Keynoters are:


Day 1

  • Opening keynote with David Perlmutter, executive vice president, general manager, Intel Architecture Group and chief product officer

Day 2

  • "Transforming the User Experience Through Software and Services" with Renée James, senior vice president at Intel, general manager, Software and Services Group

Day 3

  • "Future of Wireless Communications" with Justin Rattner, Intel chief technology officer




Exhibition: More than 150 leading companies from around the world will have hands-on demonstrations of their newest innovations and future technologies at the IDF Industry Technology Showcase.


Networking: IDF offers media and analysts indispensable opportunities to speak one-to-one with Intel managers and engineers whose work will impact the direction of future technologies. Poster Chats, Deep Dive Technical Insights, lecture sessions, hands- on labs and many other opportunities will enable you to have your technical questions answered by Intel Fellows and Intel industry experts in an informal setting.


More than 4,500 attendees are expected from around the world.


Media/analyst contact: Kathy Gill, Intel Media Relations,




Have you caught up on your summer reading? If you're behind, Intel AppUp® center can help you double your reading speed while improving your retention with Reading Trainer. For recommendations on new books to read, download 100,000 Free Books - Wattpad, a popular eBook community where readers and writers can connect and share their favorite titles. As an eBook Reader alternative, use eBooky for an optimal viewing experience on desktops, Ultrabooks and netbooks. For kids, Story Play serves as a blank template for their imagination allowing them to write, illustrate and narrate scenes, and play it back as a slide show.

Ahead of Microsoft Windows 8 general availability, Intel has updated two toolkits for application developers - Intel Media SDK 2012 R3 and Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2013 Beta. In addition to Windows 8, Intel Media SDK also supports DirectX 11 with optimized access to hardware accelerated video encoding, decoding and transcoding for applications on 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors. The Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications Beta now supports OpenCL 1.2 API previews on CPU and other features such as a new kernel builder and GNU project debugger, which ease the creation of parallel and visual computing apps. Both kits support the new Intel® HD Graphics Driver for Windows 8 and are available now as free downloads.

Watch the first episode today of the Ultrabook Race featuring contestants Daniel, Anusha, Leon and Mark who are racing around the globe for a $10,000USD prize. Watch how far will they get with just their social network, passport and Ultrabook device, inspired by Intel. Follow #UltrabookRace for live updates!

Today, Intel Capital is leading a new round of funding in French company Movea, a provider of motion sensing technologies. Movea specializes in developing unique motion sensing intelligence designed for software, embedded and semiconductor solutions. These technologies are widely used throughout the mobile industry to create an engaging user experience across consumer electronic products and applications geared towards sports, fitness and health. Intel Capital strives to expand its portfolio to include companies leading technology innovation worldwide and this investment in Movea supports the development of future breakthrough technologies in the motion sensing space. Learn more about Intel Capital’s investment here.

Intel won the 2012 CIO 100 award for its "Protect to Enable" information security strategy for the company's "bring your own device to work" program. At the end of 2011, about 17,000 employees were participating in the program with Intel's IT department predicting that 70 percent of the workforce will eventually participate. With employees reporting 50 minutes-per-day in productivity gains from using their own devices, the program is about more than just adding personal mobile devices to the network while reducing risks. Intel's IT department projects productivity gains worth about $177 million in 2012. Click here for more information.

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