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What Was It Oracle Wants With Sun, Again?

closepinnoseSun Microsystems’s (JAVA) last quarterly report as an independent company was about as miserable as earnings reports get. No surprise, then, that the company didn’t bother to issue a press release or hold a conference call with analysts to discuss them.

For its fourth quarter, Sun posted a loss of $147 million, or 20 cents a share, compared with a profit of $88 million or 11 cents a share in the same period a year earlier. Revenue dropped 31 percent to $2.63 billion. Excluding special items, the company said its quarterly loss was three cents a share.

A sad final showing for the former Silicon Valley icon, which is soon to become another acquisition notch in Oracle’s (ORCL) belt. The database giant won U.S. antitrust regulatory approval for its merger with Sun earlier this month, and a ruling from European regulators is expected in September.


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