Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Apr 2009 12:27 UTC
In the News If all this works out, then IBM will be one of the luckiest companies in the world. eWeek has learned a lot of details regarding the IBM-sun acquisition talks, as well as that today, the Sun board is holding another meeting to discuss the talks. The outcome could be that IBM would buy Sun after all - but at a much lower price since Sun's shares fell 25% after it had broken off the negotiations with IBM.
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IBM Buyout
by ncc4100 on Wed 8th Apr 2009 18:16 UTC
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As a few people here have noted, this was a huge mistake on Sun's part (whether Scott McNealy is at fault or not). I would be shocked if Sun get's the same deal again. They blew off the deal and now want to deal again? This shows that Sun really wants IBM to purchase them. Thus, Sun is *not* in the driver's seat this time around. If IBM doesn't get a discount this time around, they just don't want one.

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