Webwire: Intel ties up AR deal; Three Toshiba chip sites to close

Intel is adding augmented reality (AR) functionality to its chipsets through a partnership with AR developer Total Immersion. The first products built on the chips are due within three years.
 
Toshiba is halving its domestic discrete chip making facilities, with a decision to close three sites to cut costs amid falling demand.
 
Music streaming firm Spotify is gearing up to launch apps in a bid to differentiate itself from rival services from firms including Amazon and Apple.
 
A Samsung executive denies the firm is ditching its WiBro smartphones – South Korea’s version of mobile Wimax – despite reports LTE is cannibalizing sales.
 
Facebook has agreed to require user consent to make changes to some privacy settings to settle a US Federal Trade Commission investigation into the company.

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