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Sun: May the Schwartz Be With You

darkhelmetjpgSun chairman and co-founder Scott McNealy probably has a good joke or two about the way the company’s acquisition discussions with IBM (IBM) have gone down, but he won’t he won’t be relating them as CEO any time soon. That seems to be the word from Sun (JAVA), which this afternoon dismissed speculation that McNealy will replace CEO Jonathan Schwartz in the aftermath of the deal’s collapse. “As a policy Sun does not comment on rumors or speculation,” the company said in a terse statement. “What we can say is that Sun is committed to its leadership team, growth strategy and building value for its shareholders.”

Whether that is a true vote of confidence remains to be seen. Certainly, Yahoo (YHOO) made similar remarks about Jerry Yang during its ill-starred negotiations with Microsoft (MSFT), and we all know how that worked out for him…


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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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”