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.
Thread beginning with comment 437526
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

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

Reply Parent Score: 2