Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 17:54 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Intel Chalk this one up on the 'uh, what?'-list of acquisitions. Intel announced today that it has acquired Mcafee, the security and antivirus company we all know and love. The press release is a bit vague on why, exactly, Intel made this rather odd acquisition.
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It does seem like a strange aquisition
by Tuishimi on Thu 19th Aug 2010 18:48 UTC
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I wonder what McAfee brings to the table that Intel could really use at a lower level, which is what I assume they are after... some soft of low-level, hardware level checking... maybe wrap something into their motherboards in a smart chip or something?

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