Intel believes today's array of Net-connected machines aren't adequately secured.
To fix that, Intel announced plans to--the biggest acquisition in its 42-year history. Intel said offering protection for mobile devices, TVs, cars, ATMs, and medical gadgets requires a new approach that can tie together software, hardware, and services.
By integrating McAfee's core technology, Intel asserts that it can improve current products and offer new ones that can better secure both the cloud and devices used by consumers and businesses. The first product resulting from the team-up is expected to be released in early 2011.
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The launch of Facebook Places means start-ups like Foursquare are forced to rethink their business plans--and consumers are forced to rethink the entire idea of a location-based "check-in" service.
The government ups the ante by sending letters to wireless operators informing them they will have to shut down BlackBerry services if RIM doesn't comply with demands by August 31.
Google's Android operating system may be the most important external project to Adobe: without it, Adobe's mobile strategy would be in tatters.
Microsoft released the first IE back in 1995, but arguably the browser has never been more important to Redmond's future.
Hewlett-Packard's board of directors was reportedly stymied, and irked, by Mark Hurd's settlement of sexual harassment claims.
Verizon is adding more bells and whistles to its Fios TV service, including an app that turns an iPad into a TV and several other new options for taking your video content on the go.
At the Gamescom 2010 conference in Germany, Microsoft outlines the first Xbox Live titles that will be available when Windows Phone launches this holiday season.
The upcoming release will also get Sparklines--the mini charts that were added in the last Windows version of Office.
Employees at Pennsylvania's Lower Merion School District will not face criminal charges over secretly taking Webcam photos of students via laptops they had brought home.
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