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IBM-Sun Deal Dashed

IBM and Sun have reportedly called off talks -- all due to a spat over what happens if the deal stalls or fails. To address these concerns, which were raised by Sun, the deal has now stalled or possibly failed.

If Sun's very survival is at stake, I say take the offered $7 billion. But if Sun is a viable concern, and I think it is, it should stay independent or at least partner with a company without the near-total overlap IBM brings to the table.

Should IBM still buy Sun, or is there a better suitor? Tell me what you think at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on April 06, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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