Analysts are trying to understand Intel's strategy in purchasing McAfee, the second largest antivirus company. The $7.7 billion acquisition brings world-class security talent to Intel. For its part, Intel believes integrating antivirus on the chip may keep it relevant in the mobile market. [Reuters]

International Data Corporation says it has hired more than fifty research and consulting professionals during the first half of 2010. [IDC via BW]

Developers may want to dust off their WebOS API instructions after Dell announced it will release both Windows 7 and WebOS on its upcoming tablet PCs. [IT Business Edge]

New Jersey secured a $39.6 million grant to build a state-of-the-art wireless broadband network for first responders, law enforcement, and emergency management professionals. The state will work with the federal Department of Homeland Security and state police to build and maintain the network. [Info Tech]

Florida computer reseller Tech Data recorded the best quarter in its 35 year history. CEO Bob Dutkowsky foresees an improving economy and jobs on the way, pointing to the company's own success as example. [St. Petersburg Times]

--Dino Londis