1 Dividend Stock Betting on the Future of TV

The following video is part of this week's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with Jason Moser and Joe Magyer, discusses the latest business news. The Wall Street Journal reported that Intel has been talking with entertainment companies about creating a services for accessing television shows over the Internet. In this segment the guys kick off the podcast by analyzing Intel's opportunity and the company's chances for success. With tech giants like Apple and Google already investing in the future of TV, the guys discuss the competitive landscape and what they think of Intel's valuation.

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  • Report this Comment On March 13, 2012, at 10:55 PM, jdwelch62 wrote:

    OK, so this news had me scratching my head, too, but if it's such a terrible idea, why didn't Intel get pounded in the market today? The report came out late yesterday, and today INTC beat the DJIA and SPY in terms of gains. So... Yeah...

    @Joe: So, you still think the McAfee acquisition was a "brutally bad acquisition"? Haven't you read the recent releases about Intel's latest Xeon processors, and how their collaboration with McAfee has led to groundbreaking advances in server security? You're not looking at the big picture here. To try to beat the ever-increasing threat of new malware, Intel/McAfee has gone "below the OS" to the silicon to provide industry-leading security so that you can use your smartphone to do things like wave it at a cash register to make a payment without risking identity theft.

    Dude, do some research before you regurgitate historical, populist views on the McAfee acquisition. It made sense at the time (to those of us who saw that integrating security into the hardware was necessary for the future growth of the compute continuum), and it's bearing fruit now, less than a year after being finalized (or close to a year).

    I think Chris is barking up the right tree, here...

    Fool on!... :-)

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