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AMNews: Android to Run on Intel Atom, Android Ported to x86 Processors, Skype Security Vulnerability

Intel in collaboration with Google will produce Android powered smartphones running on Atom processors. The plan is to enter the smartphone market with Atom processors. During the Intel cloud summit, R Ravichandran, Intel's India and South Asia sales director, stated that, "Google TV, which uses Intel processors has already debuted.

Developers have managed to port Google's new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to x86 platforms. A group of developers over at have managed to get the operating system for the x86 platform, offered by Intel and AMD. As of now, the popular mobile operating system only works for mobile processors built by ARM.

According to researchers, Skype can expose a user's location through revelation of their IP address. This could pose significant security threats for the video calling service. Polytechnic Institute of New York University's researchers made video calls to 10,000 Skype users which were chosen at random.

IBM has acquired Dublin based software provider, Curam software, which provides helping hand to government agencies to administer social welfare as well as health services. Other details including financial details about the deal have not been disclosed yet.

Apple, for the purpose of setting up a data centre, is looking for 160 acres of land located right next to the server firm established by Facebook in Oregon. Apple's iCloud service requires high data-grinding horsepower. At present, Apple has set up one facility in Maiden, N.C.