Anna Marum: As PC business fades, Intel bets on the Internet of Things

For decades, Intel's primary relationship with retailers has been a distant one.

The Oregon chipmaker has worked with point-of-sale companies to provide processors for the computers that ring up sales in the majority of America's stores.
But Intel wants more. At a retail trade conference in New York this week, the company showcased its Internet of Things platform, comprised of sensors and chips that can be tailored to individual retailers' needs.