Oracle reels in Sun for $7.4 billion

roundup After weeks of speculation about whether Sun was for sale, it turns out the buyer isn't IBM, but software heavyweight Oracle.

After weeks of speculation about whether Sun was for sale, it turns out the buyer isn't IBM, but software heavyweight Oracle.

Oracle buys integration challenge along with Sun

Acquiring Sun would give Oracle a powerful injection of new technology, but the sales pitch of integrated hardware and software has fallen on deaf ears so far.
(Posted in Business Tech by Stephen Shankland)
April 20, 2009 8:45 AM PDT

Oracle gets Sun for $7.4 billion, MySQL for $0

Oracle's bid for Sun takes the industry back to the olden days of integrated hardware and software, and in the process reveals a great way to monetize open source.
(Posted in The Open Road by Matt Asay)
April 20, 2009 8:10 AM PDT

Ballmer, IBM reportedly surprised by Oracle-Sun deal

Speaking to reporters in Moscow, Microsoft's CEO said he'll have to ponder this one. Also, a source says that IBM was still interested in Sun and was blindsided by Oracle.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
April 20, 2009 7:52 AM PDT

Oracle buys Sun: The big picture

With the Oracle-Sun applications portfolio, this looks like a serious play to vertically integrate--surpassing what even IBM offers directly, for the most part.
(Posted in The Pervasive Datacenter by Gordon Haff)
April 20, 2009 5:54 AM PDT

Oracle to buy Sun in $7.4 billion deal

Oracle says the takeover will be more profitable per share in the first year than was planned for the acquisitions of BEA, PeopleSoft, and Siebel combined.
(Posted in Business Tech by Jonathan Skillings)
April 20, 2009 4:53 AM PDT

What might have been

Envisioning Sun on IBM's horizon

roundup What an IBM acquisition of Sun Microsystems would mean for the companies, cloud computing, and the technology landscape.
• Sun shares plummet on reports of failed talks
• Report: IBM eyeing Sun buyout at $9.55 a share
• Intel CEO says Sun was shopped around
• Is it a bad idea for IBM to buy Sun?
April 6, 2009
 

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