Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 27th Aug 2008 17:09 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Oracle and SUN Dropping profits and stock prices have analysts speculating that Sun could be a target for either acquisition or a restructuring in which the company would sell off parts of the business and focus on a smaller set of technologies. In a July 31 report, the 451 Group analyst firm raised the possibility of Sun being acquired: 'Sun's sunken stock price creates a relative bargain considering its roughly $4 billion cash on hand, sizeable intellectual property and patent portfolio, and of course, its respected technology and products'.
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RE[2]: Apple should buy
by lurch_mojoff on Wed 27th Aug 2008 20:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Apple should buy"
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I agree with you that their core businesses are very different, but I wouldn't say Apple will never buy Sun (or their software/hardware devision(s) if they were to spinoff). The IP and engineering talent alone are worth the price tag for Apple. And depending on how serious Apple are about the enterprise market, they might get a client or two from such a deal. Back in the real world, though, I don't really see Sun going for sale or selling parts of the company any time soon.

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