Intel to Acquire McAfee

#Intel #McAfee

No way!?

Source: http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2010/08/19/intel-to-acquire-mcafee

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2010 – Intel Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire McAfee, Inc., through the purchase of all of the company’s common stock at $48 per share in cash, for approximately $7.68 billion. Both boards of directors have unanimously approved the deal, which is expected to close after McAfee shareholder approval, regulatory clearances and other customary conditions specified in the agreement.

The acquisition reflects that security is now a fundamental component of online computing. Today’s security approach does not fully address the billions of new Internet-ready devices connecting, including mobile and wireless devices, TVs, cars, medical devices and ATM machines as well as the accompanying surge in cyber threats. Providing protection to a diverse online world requires a fundamentally new approach involving software, hardware and services.


http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/intel_mcafee.html

Today McAfee agreed to be acquired by Intel Corporation.  Obviously this is big news for McAfee, big news for Intel Corporation, big news for our combined customers, and big news for both the security industry and the future of the Internet. It’s the company’s common belief that security is a fundamental component of modern computing, and the acquisition reflects its increasing relevance in a completely connected world.  The number of connected devices is expected to grow from 1 billion to 50 billion by 2020.  This explosive growth of Internet and IP-enabled devices (e.g. Internet enabled TV, IP addressable cars, ATM machines, medical devices) is fundamentally reshaping communication, collaboration and commerce opportunities for individuals, businesses and governments around the world.

Unfortunately, cyber-criminals and cyber-terrorists are misusing the Internet’s open and any-to-any communication architecture for malicious purposes, leaving many users at risk and the future of the Internet as we know it in question.  Cybercrime costs over 1 trillion dollars to society, the identity of 100s’ of millions of individuals have already been compromised and dozens of governments around the globe have already been targets of cyberwarfare.

This blog is 6 today

Happy Birthday Blog … Damm my first blog was this one: Service Pack 1 For Exchange 2003 http://flaphead.dns2go.com/archive/2004/06/07/149.aspx

That make this post 2,517 and many thanks to all of you out there have come to read my thoughts and ideas … and I know where you live .. kinda

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So this year the plan is migrate off Community Server to with a hosted service like Square Space or get Word Press up and running.

As usual expect load of Exchange, OCS and powershell stuff in the coming year and actually anything else that I want keep somewhere .. Oh also out on Twitter too now

Thanks Again to you for visiting

Starbucks Listens to Customer Request for More Sizes

http://www.starbucks.com/blog/10113/starbucks-listens-to-customer-request-for-more-sizes.aspx

Humm, sounds like a great idea, wonder how many tea bags I would need in a Plenta .. wonder if the post date has anything to do with it?

SEATTLE, April 1, 2010 –Starbucks announced today the introduction of two new beverage sizes in stores in the U. S. and Canada this Fall. The announcement follows a year of research and direct customer feedback through MyStarbucksIdea.com requesting even more choice in beverage size.

Patients’ medical records go online without consent

Interesting, wonder what the process is to say NO!


Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7408379/Patients-medical-records-go-online-without-consent.html

Those who do not wish to have their details on the £11 billion computer system are supposed to be able to opt out by informing health authorities.

But doctors have accused the Government of rushing the project through, meaning that patients have had their details uploaded to the database before they have had a chance to object.

The “summary” records contain basic medical information including illnesses, vaccination history, and could include medication patients have been given. Ages and addresses are also included.

Patients are supposed to be notified by letter at least 12 weeks before their details go live on the system and given the chance to opt out.

Patients' medical records go online without consent

Interesting, wonder what the process is to say NO!


Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7408379/Patients-medical-records-go-online-without-consent.html

Those who do not wish to have their details on the £11 billion computer system are supposed to be able to opt out by informing health authorities.

But doctors have accused the Government of rushing the project through, meaning that patients have had their details uploaded to the database before they have had a chance to object.

The “summary” records contain basic medical information including illnesses, vaccination history, and could include medication patients have been given. Ages and addresses are also included.

Patients are supposed to be notified by letter at least 12 weeks before their details go live on the system and given the chance to opt out.

Hard drive evolution could hit Microsoft XP users

Interesting


Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8557144.stm

Hard drives are about to undergo one of the biggest format shifts in 30 years.

By early 2011 all hard drives will use an “advanced format” that changes how they go about saving the data people store on them.

The move to the advanced format will make it easier for hard drive makers to produce bigger drives that use less power and are more reliable

Lucozade to lose colour linked to hyperactivity

Isn’t that the whole idea of Lucozade?


Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1256242/Lucozade-lose-orange-colour-linked-hyperactivity.html

Lucozade could lose its distinctive orange colour because research has shown the colouring agent Sunset Yellow is linked to hyperactive behaviour. GlaxoSmithKline is struggling to find a replacement for the food additive, and has decided to put a warning label on bottles until the chemical is removed

Multiple or incorrect Coding Notices: information for employees and pensioners

Whoops! that might explain why I have two codes for two different companies :-|


Source: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/incometax/annual-coding-individuals.htm

HMRC has recently introduced the new National Insurance and PAYE Service (NPS) which we are using to issue tax coding notices for the first time. The transition to the new system has brought to light some discrepancies in our existing records and this is resulting in a number of incorrect Coding Notices being issued. This page gives you the latest information.

We have completed our analysis to identify areas where there may be discrepancies in the data held by NPS. We are now reviewing individual cases to correct as many of these discrepancies as possible before the start of the new tax year. We are doing all we can to ensure that no one pays too much tax from 6 April.

If your code number does not need to change for the 2010/11 tax year you will not be sent a Coding Notice. Your employer will continue to use your existing code number.

Amazon, Microsoft in cross-licensing deal with Kindle

More interesting news .. not sure about the Linux stuff :-|


Source: http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/02/22/microsoft.deal.may.hint.at.courier.plans/

Amazon and Microsoft tonight agreed to a cross-licensing deal for each other’s patents. The deal gives Microsoft special access to technology behind the Kindle reader as well as Amazon’s implementation of Linux on servers. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, including what technology Amazon would get, but the online retailer will pay Microsoft an unmentioned sum as part of the transaction.