Sun to IBM, "Baby come back"

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Various people are pointing to this, but I found it courtesy of Joe Landman. Evidently Bloomberg has people on the inside. From their most recent update

Sun Microsystems Inc. would be willing to resume acquisition talks if International Business Machines Corp. makes a stronger commitment to complete the purchase, two people familiar with the matter said.

…IBM, the world’s largest computer-services company, withdrew an offer valued at about $7 billion after Sun broke off exclusive negotiations earlier this month. Sun balked because there were no guarantees that IBM would stick with the takeover if the companies faced challenges such as an antitrust review, a person familiar with the matter said last week.