John Paczkowski

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IBM, Sun Deal Friday?

sun_ibmHow badly does Sun (JAVA) want its acquisition deal with IBM to go through? So badly that it’s willing to lower its purchase price for assurances that Big Blue will finish the deal. People familiar with the matter tell The Wall Street Journal that Sun has agreed to lower its takeover price to between $9 and $10 per share from $10 to $11 on the condition that IBM (IBM) commits to acquiring it regardless of a government antitrust review.

Talks between the two companies continue. And, according to DealBook, which pegs the price at $9.50 a share, a deal could be announced as soon as Friday. If it is, it will likely prove the largest in IBM’s history, surpassing its $5 billion acquisition of software maker Cognos in November 2007.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik