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The news caps off what the media had reported as a bidding war between NVIDIA, Intel and Microsoft for the chipmaker now based out of San Jose but originally founded in Israel.
The deal underscores ongoing consolidation in the world of processors, and is a key move for NVIDIA to shore up its market share, specifically in high-performance computing and powering supercomputers.
Devin Coldewey spent some time playing the game at Niantic’s office in San Francisco — enough to convince him that HP:WU will be a huge time-sink for any Harry Potter fan, and will probably convert or cannibalize many…