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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Useless Acquisition
by Phloptical on Thu 19th Aug 2010 22:05 UTC
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2006-10-10

Apparently Intel has some deep pockets and shareholder money to burn. Someone on that board of directors is going to swing for this.

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RE: Useless Acquisition
by leech on Thu 19th Aug 2010 22:15 in reply to "Useless Acquisition"
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2006-01-10

Maybe they bought it to destroy McAffee Anti-Virus because some shareholder was bitten by that horrid product!

One could only hope....

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RE[2]: Useless Acquisition
by Phloptical on Thu 19th Aug 2010 22:57 in reply to "RE: Useless Acquisition"
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2006-10-10

lol...true. Well, Intel was one of the biggest companies affected by that little snafu from mcafee a few months ago. The one that targeted the svchost process as a virus.

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