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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RE[3]: Intel & windows
by vivainio on Thu 19th Aug 2010 19:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Intel & windows"
vivainio
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2008-12-26

I don't think anyone is threatening intel on the windows front.

This doesn't mean a company shouldn't continue doing R&D to ensure their position.

Console gaming, handheld gaming, smartphones...intel is nowhere to be found in these recent high growth markets.

On mobile device front, read up on upcoming technologies like Moorestown and MeeGo. Intel has lots to prove there, and being a challenger has its benefits (in terms of motivation, agility, ...)

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