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Re: Sun Cuts 6,000 as Wall St. Cloud Spreads to Tech
Posted by: Jeff Meisner 2008-11-15 12:40:58
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Beleaguered server and software maker Sun Microsystems said Friday that it will lay off as many as 6,000 employees, or 18 percent of its worldwide workforce, over the next year. Sun's announcement appears to confirm fears that the economic turmoil that has overtaken the financial services and manufacturing sector has now spread to the technology sector. Sun also announced that it will reorganize its software business and merge some units into other operations.


Spend money - save employees - buy Yahoo
Posted by: CGlahn 2008-11-15 12:57:46 In reply to: Jeff Meisner
First this was a well written story - but it brings me an idea...

A merger may not be easy or cheap, but it could just bring in some much needed revenue for Sun.
A purchase of Yahoo brings Zimbra, search, email, marketing, maps, and a host of other technologies that under Sun could be brought into the forefront and allow them to drive their own cloud.
A Yahoo-Sun would be an easier pill to swallow than MicroHoo.
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