Intel announced today that it will acquire McAfee, maker of anti-virus and other security software, for $7.68 billion in cash, or $48 per share. The per share price is 60 percent more than McAfee’s $29.93 closing price on Wednesday. McAfee shares jumped 58 percent after the deal was made public to $47.42 in pre-market trading, while Intel shares dipped 2.5 percent to $19.11, the AP reports. The boards of both companies have unanimously approved the deal, but it’s still pending McAfee shareholder and regulatory approval. Intel said the deal “reflects that security is now a fundamental component of online computing.”
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Leading Web search provider Google Inc and No 2 business software maker Oracle Corp are not usually viewed as business rivals. But a patent dispute between the two technology companies suggests they see each other as exactly that. Oracle, led by its brash Chief Executive Larry Ellison, filed a lawsuit on Thursday that accuses Google’s increasingly popular Android mobile technology of violating patents that protect Oracle’s Java software. The move pits two of Silicon Valley’s most successful companies against each other, as they expand beyond their traditional turfs in search of new growth opportunities. Oracle bought the Java programming language through
The term cloud computing is new to many people. The basic concept of cloud computing has been revealed in 1960 when John Mccarthy predicted that “computation may someday be organized as public utility”. And now after about 50 years of those words we are about to see that prediction come true. It is estimated that by 2020 the majority of people and corporations will be using cloud computing exclusively. Cloud computing is expected to outnumber desktop computing in the next decade. There can’t be a complete change, but there will be a hybrid system with the majority of applications being
Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers on Wednesday reported strong revenue and profit — as well as thousands of new hires around the globe, including hundreds in San Jose — but his upbeat comments came amid “mixed signals” from customers nervous about the wobbly global economy. On a day markets plunged on worries about a stalling economic recovery, Cisco, the San Jose maker of the plumbing for the Internet, reported a $1.9 billion profit for its fourth quarter, a 79 percent increase from the same period a year earlier. Earnings were 33 cents a share, or 43 cents a share excluding