Featured Articles

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

It appears that Nvidia has been feeling the pulse of the market and took some note from comments regarding the original…

More...
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

Apple is dancing the same dance year after year. It releases the iPhone and two days before they start shipping it…

More...
Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon has just released three new tablets starting with the $99 priced 6-inch Kindle Fire HD6. This is a 6-inch tablet…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 20 December 2010 09:21

EU unhappy about Intel's McAfee buy

Written by Nick Farell
euintel_logo_new

Wants to talk to rivals
It looks like Intel's strange purchase of the security outfit McAfee has raised the eyebrows of the European Union.

The EU has kept a close eye on Chipzilla since it fined the outfit $1.45 billion for anti-trust behavour. According to the Wall Street Journal which has been talking to deep throats within the Commission, a questionnaire is being circulated by European Union investigators over the buy out.

The EU’s antitrust regulator has privately expressed some apprehensions about the $7.68 billion acquisition during its preliminary assessment of the deal. If that is the case, the regulator will want a wide-ranging study of the implications of the McAfee acquisition. The EU has until January 12, 2011, to either issue a judgement on the deal or to initiate the more-extended review.

Apparently the antitrust watchdogs have been snuffling around the hindquarters of rival security-software companies asking their views. The concern is that Intel might give McAfee products exclusive or special access to some chip features; thereby enabling the products to run more effectively.

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments