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Friday, 20 August 2010 10:51

Intel announces plans to buy McAfee

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$7.68 billion
Intel has announced plans to acquire insecurity outfit McAfee for $7.68 billion. The chipmaker believes the move will provide it with an edge in the security market and the ability to blend security features into new devices.

Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced that the integration will improve security for internet users and their devices and the first results of the new partnership will be released in 2011.

Some analysts were surprised by the announcement, as McAfee and Intel don’t seem like a match made in heaven. The fact that Intel is primarily a chipmaker also raised questions on how it could directly benefit from such a deal, as it’s not heavily involved in software development. Others believe the deal makes sense, but that Intel overpaid for McAfee.

In related and somewhat more entertaining news McAfee has identified actress Cameron Diaz as the celebrity most likely to lead users to a malicious site in search results. Well it all depends on what users are searching for, but we can see where this is going.

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+13 #1 guideX 2010-08-20 14:27
GREAT! One massive inefficient company buys another even more huge inefficient pile of steaming shit.
 
 
+1 #2 pogsnet 2010-08-20 14:41
I am not impressed with McAfee lately. The new comers are far more better than them like vipre anti-virus.

#1 bloatware company is being bought, unwise idea.

To what purpose Intel wants them badly? Maybe when you buy Intel PC next time you will have a free bloatware installer or installed on a complete system. Well, good luck to Intel and Intel users!
 
 
+8 #3 redisnidma 2010-08-20 18:38
No more McAfee for me, period. :(
 
 
+3 #4 dicobalt 2010-08-20 19:31
Seems like it would have been a better idea to buy up a cheaper more effective antivirus company like AVG or Avira.

At least they didn't buy Symantec :D
 
 
+1 #5 blandead 2010-08-20 21:30
Quoting guideX:
GREAT! One massive inefficient company buys another even more huge inefficient pile of steaming shit.


yea mcafee slows the computer down so much, yet does so little. can't wait to see some code put to use by intel.
 
 
+1 #6 thaad 2010-08-22 15:01
Kaspersky is the best...
 

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