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IBM solar array will 'harness the energy of 2000 suns'

Several teams of scientists, including IBM Research, have announced a collaboration to develop an affordable solar array capable of concentrating the captured energy by 2000.

By April 24, 2013


Could NetApp suit throw a wrench in Sun-IBM talks?

NetApp's patent suit against Sun Microsystems could pose a challenging hurdle for Sun in its reported merger talks with IBM, reports American Lawyer's AM Law.com site.

By March 24, 2009


IBM gaining Linux customers at Sun's expense

IBM says its Linux business is strong and growing thanks to the customer concern over the future of Sun Solaris.

By August 13, 2009


IBM wouldn't benefit from Sun's open-source plan

It's unlikely that Sun would have much to teach Big Blue. CEO Schwartz reveals the company's open-source playbook--one that IBM already knows by heart.

By March 23, 2009


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.

By April 6, 2009


Report: Sun rejects IBM offer, IBM withdraws bid

Sun Microsystems rejects IBM's formal buyout bid on Saturday and terminates Big Blue's right to exclusive negotiations, prompting IBM to withdraw its offer, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

By April 5, 2009


Sun CEO's internal memo: Beat IBM

Following the EU's approval of Oracle's acquisition of Sun this week, Sun chief Jonathan Schwartz sent a not-so-subliminal e-mail to employees.

By January 23, 2010


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.

By April 20, 2009


Sun to IBM: Please come back

Company is reportedly willing to resume takeover talks with IBM if Big Blue will commit to closing the deal.

By April 16, 2009


No IBM deal? Confusion sets in for Sun customers

In the grand scheme of things, Sun would be small potatoes for Big Blue. For Sun, the failure of the IBM-Sun talks was huge.

By April 6, 2009