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Oracle Sack Half of Sun’s Workforce? Ridiculous, Says Sun.

ellison_sundog-150x1501Oracle’s $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun will undoubtedly be followed by at least a few layoffs, but as much as half the company’s workforce?

Not a chance, says Sun (JAVA), which issued an all-hands memo reassuring employees that a recent report from UBS suggesting Oracle (ORCL) might sack 13,800 when the deal finally closes is off the mark–way off the mark.

“You may have seen an article published by Bloomberg, subsequently picked up by other media, that references a UBS analyst report speculating that Oracle could cut up to 50% of the Sun workforce,” the memo reads. “Oracle has asked me to assure Sun employees that this report is absolutely untrue.”

Changing course, the memo strikes at the source of the story. “It is regrettable that an analyst can be so irresponsible without any facts. Oracle is acquiring Sun to do something it cannot do alone–deliver complete, integrated systems. Oracle will need to rely heavily on the talents of Sun employees to achieve this vision. Please dismiss these reports as they are not based on any information that Oracle has provided.”

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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