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Sun Earnings to Scare Moss Off Rock

closepinnoseLooks like Sun’s last quarterly report as an independent company will be among the company’s ugliest. Sun, which is to be acquired by Oracle in a $7.4 billion deal, said Tuesday morning that its fiscal fourth-quarter loss will be far steeper than the one Wall Street has been expecting.

The company says revenue for the quarter will fall between $2.58 to $2.68 billion–down from $3.7 billion a year ago and well under the $3.03 billion for which analysts have been calling. And it expects a loss of six cents to 16 cents per share on a non-GAAP basis. That’s pretty ugly when First Call consensus has been predicting a loss of a penny per share.

What was it Oracle wants with Sun, again?

Sun (JAVA) shareholders are set to vote on the Oracle (ORCL) acquisition this Thursday.


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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald