[Beowulf] Breaking: IBM pulls bid for Sun Microsoft+Yahoo redux

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon Apr 6 05:07:12 PDT 2009

Huw Lynes wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-04-05 at 19:41 -0400, Joe Landman wrote:
>> Not sure if you've seen this yet, but Sun appears to have rejected the 
>> IBM bid as being insufficient.  The claim is that they wanted out of the 
>> exclusivity bit, likely to try to get a better deal from someone else. 
>> So it seems IBM yanked the deal.
> If true, I choose to interpret this as a very good thing. Assuming Sun
> doesn't declare chapter 11 next week. 

Don't think they will do Chapter 11 next week.  Though if they don't 
announce a new suitor today, I am guessing they will announce a new CEO 
this week.

That and sidle back up to IBM, to beg them for another chance.

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