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Talks between IBM (IBM) and Sun Microsystems (JAVA) may extend beyond next week, a source says....

Talks between IBM (IBM) and Sun Microsystems (JAVA) may extend beyond next week, a source says. The more times this extends from week to week, the more plausible the red herring theory becomes. IBM +0.9%. JAVA +1.6%.
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  • Jake Huneycutt
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    Uhmmm ... how does increasing substantiation of the rumors about talks between IBM and Sun somehow make the "red herring theory," which suggested the entire thing was made up by Sun, "more plausible"?

     

    If IBM and JAVA are in talks *AT ALL*, the "red herring theory" was wrong.
    26 Mar 2009, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • Anwar Bhamla
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    Let us not overthink this. How does needing more time to do due diligence make the deal unlikely? Sun is large and complex. Research and future plans are clearly not in the public domain.

     

    Not to say that this is a done deal. It is just as simple as it appears. IBM needs more time to do its due diligence.
    26 Mar 2009, 01:39 PM Reply Like
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