Snapple, or How a Sun-Apple Merger Never Happened (SUNW, AAPL)

Includes: AAPL, JAVA

As seen on The Stalwart, apparently Sun and Apple almost merged three times. According to an article in The Register:

Sun Microsystems tried to acquire Apple once and then almost merged with Apple on two other occasions, according to Sun co-founder Bill Joy. Beyond these deals, the two companies almost teamed on three other projects including sharing a user interface and the SPARC architecture. The moves were cheered by Apple fan Joy, while Sun's CEO Scott McNealy appeared less impressed with some of the proposals.