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Where did Sun go wrong?

Elizabeth Montalbano | April 13, 2009
One of Silicon Valley's biggest innovators faces a tough road alone after walking away from a deal with IBM

Many suspect that Schwartz will be pressured at some point to leave his post, much like Yahoo's Jerry Yang after he walked away from a deal with Microsoft last year. Some rumors even see McNealy returning to his old job to attempt a turnaround. If he does, the pressure will be on for him to do for Sun now what he was unable to accomplish back in 2001.

(James Niccolai in San Francisco contributed to this report.)


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