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IBM-Sun Acquisition to Be Announced Today?

Netstat -vat by Sean Michael Kerner (bio)

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Sun and IBM rumored to be in merger talks
From the "Some rumors are true" files:

Talk about a potential acquisition of Sun by IBM has been swirling for the last few weeks and now has hit a new level. Both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are reporting that a deal is nearly done, according to their sources. If the "sources familiar with the matter" are accurate, the deal could be announced as soon as today.

Reportedly, IBM will pay $9.50 a share for Sun giving the deal a total value of approximately $7 billion.

So what are some of the positives if this deal goes through?

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