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  • WayIn and your privacy: Less than zero?

    Posted October 7, 2011 - 5:21 pm

    Scott McNealy is back with a new social sharing site designed to mine your personal data and sell that information to advertisers. 'Zero privacy' indeed.
  • Imagine a world without Apple fanboys

    Posted February 25, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    But for an obstinate investment banker, today there might not be iPods, iPhones, iPads, according to two of the former chief executives of Sun Microsystems, which in 1996 was ready to buy Apple.
  • Information industry mergers, acquisitions up 36% in 2010

    Posted January 13, 2011 - 12:48 pm

    A new report on merger and acquisition activity in the information industry shows a 36 percent increase in both transaction volume and value in 2010.
  • Oracle shares jump after hours following strong Q2 earnings

    Posted December 16, 2010 - 7:55 pm

    Shares of Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) jumped more than 4 percent in after-hours trading Thursday after the database giant reported impressive second-quarter earnings.
  • More (delightful) nastiness between Larry Ellison and HP

    Posted December 3, 2010 - 9:17 pm

    It's so sad when former business partners have a bitter falling-out. Unless, of course, you get to blog about it.
  • Oracle-Sun deal: VARs Positive

    Posted April 24, 2009 - 4:52 pm

    Some early reports are coming in that VARs are on board with the Oracle-Sun deal. to date though, neither Sun nor Oracle has said much of anything about how the deal will affect the sales channel, but it seems to be welcome.

  • Oracle's Sun acquisition is a game-changer

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 3:48 pm

    I can't say that it was totally unexpected, but it did happen rather suddenly. The deal between IBM and Sun collapsed, and Oracle wasted no time in swooping in to pick up the pieces with a deal to acquire Sun for $9.50 a share, or about $7.4 billion. What is surprising is that the deal is really not that much more than what IBM was offering.
  • Doesn't anyone want to buy Sun?

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 11:16 am

    The talks between IBM and Sun Microsystems have broken down, and it looks like the $7 billion acquisition of Sun by IBM isn't going to happen. According to today's Wall Street Journal, Sun rejected the offer over the weekend, and terminated Sun's agreement to negotiate exclusively with IBM.
  • IBM looking at Sun as acquisition target

    Posted March 19, 2009 - 6:17 pm

    According to reports in the Wall Street Journal today, IBM is considering acquiring Sun Microsystems for $6.5 billion. The competitors have long battled over the server market, and the acquisition could be a big coup for IBM on that front. At one time during the height of the dotcom boom, Sun was valued at $205 billion.
  • Building a Jumpstart server

    Posted July 3, 2008 - 10:56 am

    There may be little that's new about using Jumpstart to install Sun servers, but setting up a new jumpstart server is something that I do rarely enough that I want to make the process simpler and more reliable. So, on building a jumpstart server for Solaris 10 05/08, I decided to augment the customary procedure with a few helpful scripts and to document the steps precisely and simply so that I have a reference for next time.

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