Intel is making a big hairy deal with the South Korean film market!

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The Intel Corporation has a new business venture in South Korea and it doesn’t have to do with supplying Samsung Electronics with more hardware.  Intel has starting to assist the country in making three-dimensional movies.

Korean Animation technology is a little behind from their western counterparts.  This helps to explain why science fiction movies are not as popular in the big Korean film market.

Intel is testing that market by providing some of their high-end chips and cloud computing technologies to Dexter Studios for their upcoming film Mr. Go,  A new Korean movie that features a three-dimensional gorilla named Ling Ling.

President of Intel Korea, H. S. Lee, said at a news conference in Seoul last week, “For the depiction of a realistic move of a big wave, each and every drop of water is drawn through detailed and  complicated calculations of an equation.  The same goes for the movement of an (animal) fur.”

The film studio’s CG department, Dexter Digital, says that Ling Ling for Mr. Go comes with somewhere between two to 3 million strands of fur.

The planning and marketing director at Dexter, Lee Yoon-suk, had this to say, “Without the right hardware performance, it would have been impossible to make the movie.”

Dexter used supercomputers that ran the Intel’s Xeon E5 processors to make the film.

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Microsoft to Release their restructuring plan as early as Thursday!

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According to AllThingsD, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Chief Executive, is expected to announce a major and long awaited restructuring at Microsoft as early as Thursday.

It is likely that Ballmer will realign the company around devices and services (software) in both the business and consumer sectors.  After writing the note stating, “this is really a new era for our company.”, Ballmer might have already laid the groundwork for this transition.

These major changes are expected to put the President of Skype, Tony Bates, in charge of relationships with software developers, according to a Bloomberg report last week.  Windows head, Julie Larson-Green, is expected to manage the hardware engineering for all of the devices through out the entire company.  This position was considered to former Microsoft gaming chief, Don Mattrick, before  he left the company last week to take over Zynga.

The Windows OS engineering is said to be given to Windows Phone software head Terry Myerson.  Satya Nadella, the current head of the server side of the business, will control a division centralized in cloud computing and other enterprise products.  According to Bloomberg’s sources, Qi Lu, who currently runs the online group, would now manage an engineering unit in charge of Bing as well as Office and Skype.

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Google’s smartphone lead over Apple is shrinking!

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Google’s Android operating system is still leading the pack when it come to smartphone sales in the United States; however, Apple iOS is right on their tail.

From March to April, 52 percent of all the United States were Google’s Android based phones, showing a little gain from their standing this time last year.

In the same breathe, iOS took home 41.9 percent of the U.S. smartphone sales.  Apple partnership with T-Mobile had to do with at least some of their sales increase.

Kantar Worldpanel ComTech global consumer insight director Dominic Sunnebo had this to say, “The highly anticipated release of the iPhone on T-Mobile has benefited iOS in the latest three-month period,  though it has not yet impacted T-Mobile’s share in the market.”

The iPhone 5 was the best selling smartphone for T-Mobile over the quarter ending in May, even through the carrier ;launched the phone in mid April.  T-Mobile also managed to bring in a lot of first time smartphone buyers.

“Among all T-Mobile subscribers who picked up an iPhone from March through May, 53 percent upgraded from a feature phone,” Said Kantar. “That compares with the average of 45 percent of iPhone buyers who jump from a feature phone.  The iPhone also stands to gain more T-Mobile customers down the road.  Among T-Mobile subscribers who plan to change their phones over the coming year, 28 percent are eyeing the iPhone.”

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