20 Years Ago Today, Sun Almost Bought Apple for $4 Billion

Business Insider:

On January 26th, 1996, exactly 20 years ago to this day, early tech blog Suck.com reported that Sun Microsystems was in talks to buy up Apple, then worth $3.89 billion.

“Back in late 1995 early ‘96, when we were at our peak, we were literally hours away from buying Apple for about $5 to $6 a share,” former Sun President Ed Zander would later recall in 2011.

Today, Sun is out of business and Apple is the most profitable company in the world. Not sure where Michael Spindler is.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016