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Inside Intel’s Failed Wearables Gambit

By Aaron Tilley · Apr 30, 2018 7:01 AM PDT · 2 comments

On the day Intel completed its $175 million purchase of smart-spectacle maker Recon Instruments in June 2015, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich flew to Recon’s Vancouver headquarters to welcome the 60-person company. For the next year, he showed close interest in the business, meeting frequently with Recon chief Dan Eisenhardt, even though Mr. Eisenhardt was several rungs down the corporate ...