Sun

I’ve just created a Facebook group for Sun Alumni. You might wonder why. After all, there’s an existing, very successful Yahoo! discussion group, the Sun Microsystems Alumni Association, with an associated group over on LinkedIn. However the organizers of SMAA want to keep the tone “professional”, which tends to rule out such things as (e.g.)…

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This is the kind of thing which drives me crazy: Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW – News) today announced that it will change its Nasdaq stock ticker symbol from SUNW to JAVA, the ubiquitous technology and brand it created in 1995. The stock ticker change will go into effect for the trading community on Monday, August…

Read More Rearranging the deckchairs Repainting the nameplate…

I think this must be the first time that the date of a Sun layoff has been announced in advance. If you’re one of those affected, or you know someone who is, please remind them of two important resources: The Sun Microsystems Alumni Association. [SMAA] A Yahoo! Group that puts you in touch with thousands…

Read More To those Sun employees who are being laid off starting tomorrow, Thursday

From CNET News.com Sun Microsystems hired a new software chief on Monday, CNET News.com has learned: Rich Green, the latest in a series of former executives the company has lured back […] Green originally started at Sun in 1989 but left in 2004 to become executive vice president of product development at Cassatt, a start-up…

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