Intel has won the Basis auction, we're hearing, at a price of around $100 million, according to one source. A second source pegs the deal at closer to $150..
Basis makes wristwatch health trackers, capturing 7 percent of the market versus competitor Jawbone’s 21 percent. As Intel was all about the wearables this year at CES, we’re assuming that this buy is an attempt to further its foothold (wristhold?) in the space.