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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work