Tech Summit Q&A, day 2: Symantec CEO talks privacy

May 17, 2011

Online security was a theme on day two of the 2011 Reuters Global Technology Summit.

Enrique Salem, the CEO of software security maker Symantec, suggested ways consumers can protect their privacy:

Tech M&A was also on the table.

Neil Rimer of Index Ventures gave his two cents on Microsoft buying Skype.

Reuters: “Does the Microsoft-Skype deal make sense?”

Rimer: “Yes, I think so. I think it is a phenomenal property that still is relatively underexploited. And a lot of the most promising plans that we had when we were investors in Skype still haven’t been carried out, so I still think there is a ton of opportunities ahead”

Reuters: “Do you have any examples?”

Rimer: “I just think that there are a lot of services that individuals and businesses are willing to pay for beyond the basic Skype and Skype video. If your business is looking to do things like videoconferencing, or if you want to use it for conferencing or you want to use it to generate leads for small businesses. Just a lot of different things that is still available.”

And Symantec’s Salem discussed how his company deals with activist investors:

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