Intel’s acquisition is the third multibillion-dollar semiconductor deal since March, and comes days after Singapore-based Avago acquired US rival Broadcom for $37 billion in the largest acquisition seen in the technology sector since the late-1990s dotcom bubble, Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

Intel concluded the largest deal in its history on Monday as it agreed to acquire Altera, a maker of programmable processors, for $16.7 billion, in th(...)

Google Nest’s products include a self-learning, smartphone-controlled thermostat that learns your movements and adjusts temperature accordingly. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Google’s Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new sta(...)