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Posted 22 June 2004 - 07:29 AM

FYI...just a "rumor", ahem:

- http://www.crn.com/s...bleArticle=true
Jun. 21, 2004
"Network Associates is for sale, and Microsoft is rumored to be the buyer. The maker of McAfee antivirus and security products has not made it public, but a "for sale" sign figuratively hangs from Network Associates' front door, according to Wall Street sources and channel partners. A public announcement concerning either the pending or closed sale of the company to a buyer could come as early as July 1 when Network Associates also plans to announce layoffs associated with the company's for-sale status, these sources said.
Network Associates executives declined to comment and would neither confirm nor deny that the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company is for sale or planning layoffs. Network Associates' reseller partners across the United States said more than a few of the company's field representatives have recently begun circulating resumes..."

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 04:38 PM

FYI...

Microsoft dismisses antivirus acquisition rumours
- http://software.sili...3100t-40000041c
July 01, 2004
"Microsoft has moved to dampen down speculation that it is looking to make a major acquisition in the antivirus market. The software giant was the subject of rumours last month that it was in talks to buy security firm Network Associates. Speaking to silicon.com at the Tech Ed developer conference in Amsterdam this week, Steven Adler, European senior security specialist at Microsoft, said the company's antivirus plans are still at an early stage, including the integration of technology from last year's acquisition of Romanian antivirus firm Gecad...Although he wouldn't comment directly on the Network Associates rumour, Adler claimed Microsoft is in no hurry to hit the acquisition trail. "We're quite happy with what we've got," he said..."
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