Things were really shaking in Silicon Valley, and people weren't necessarily happy about it.
Oracle and Sun announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Oracle will acquire Sun in an all-cash transaction valued at about $7.4 billion.
Sun made its name as a supplier of server hardware during the dot-com heyday, but its best-known technology is software: the Java programming language. The two companies said Java is the "most important software Oracle has ever acquired."
Ellison didn't always see Sun as a desirable takeover target. In 2003, when Oracle was in the … Read more