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Description:  Intel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini, with the $7.68 billion acquisition of security software maker McAfee Inc., is betting that customers will pay to guard against attacks that have yet to materialize.

Source: Bloomberg.com
 
Date: 08/20/2010

Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-20/intel-s-otellini-after-mcafee-deal-may-find-mobile-security-a-hard-sell.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think this was a wise decision by Intel?
  • Do you believe there will be long term need for virus protection?
  • What advantage is there for Intel to place anti-virus software on their chips?

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