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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Bill Shooter of Bul
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I would say that you are very correct. their product does indeed suck. However, the company makes a ton of money selling the sucky software, and the company's stock price was pretty low for its profits. So on a purely business value, it makes sense.

Sort of like how I go into fry's looking just for a new thumb drive but end up buying a new Waffle iron. The waffle iron will not store much data and I don't even like waffles that much, but it was a bargain.

Edited 2010-08-19 22:04 UTC

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