NewsWatch: IBM Balks At Sun Exec Compensation And Walks
Monday 8am Silicon Valley news report:
I.B.M. scrutinized the “change of control” contracts with Sun executives, senior engineers and managers. I.B.M. felt that the payments to senior employees were higher and extended more broadly across the company than it had anticipated.
Mark my words, Schwartz is toast, IBM deal or no deal. If the IBM deal fails completely (most likely outcome), look for Scott McNealy to pull a Michael Dell...
“The telcos have been very careful not to give stuff away.” By contrast, he said, “a lot of people on the Internet are wondering — why did we let all this stuff go for free?”
Orange County authorities arrested three people Saturday and recovered about 400 stolen laptop computers after tracking down a classified ad for the machines on Craigslist.
Biz Stone likes to think small. "Creativity," he says, "comes from constraint."
the team's list of investors is a who's-who of Silicon Valley players, starting with managing partner Bill Neukom, Microsoft's former top attorney. Among the names are John Sculley, the former Apple CEO; Jeffrey Mallett, former president and chief operating officer of Yahoo; famed venture capitalist Arthur Rock; Daniel Scheinman, a senior vice president at Cisco Systems; and Paul Wythes, who founded Sutter Hill Ventures.
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When the news itself fails to provide personalities, tension, drama and conflict, journalists are stepping up to the plate.
...developers will be able to sell subscriptions and allow users to make individual purchases from within the application itself.
...revealed for the first time that since 2005, its data centers have been composed of standard shipping containers--each with 1,160 servers...