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Intel Buys McAffee for US$7.7b

Intel Buys McAffee for US$7.7b

Intel's purchase of McAffee for over $7.7billion may seem a little puzzling, as it's quite outside of Intel's core business of processors. But if you look at the security side of things, it does mean that Intel may be able to deeply integrate security solutions for even better protection. On the other hand, it is quite possibleew that all new Intel computers may come with bundled McAffee software that you may have to uninstall manually.

AP - The all-cash deal announced Thursday marks the biggest acquisition in Intel's 42-year history, an expensive example of Intel's commitment to sell more than chips for personal computers and servers. It is the sixth biggest deal globally between two technology companies over the past 3 1/2 years, according to Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's.

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