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At long last, Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim's super secret switch has become not so secret. Sun Microsystems today unveiled the x4950 streaming switch – the crucial component to a new video serving system. The technology behind the box dates back to Bechtolsheim's start-up Kealia, which Sun acquired in 2004, bringing …

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Fillip flip

When I was under a heavy, economics/commerce, undergrad load the British car manufacturer Jaguar brought out a model that was widely touted as outstanding. At the time stocks in the Jaguar company were priced very low. I wondered, as a budding stock analyst, if it was a good time to buy the sock. An analyst was asked if the new car model was a good indicator for the company's future and if investors should start buying stocks. The analyst replied the fundamentals of the company were poor. He flippantly suggested people should buy the car; sell the stock.

With the quirky nature of Sun's new hardware maybe the uninitiated should flip the above mentioned analyst's advice and take the opportunity to buy the stock, leaving the purchase of the pricey, arcane hardware to the experts.

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