Twitter's quietly adapting and improving services almost as fast as people are finding new ways to use its social media powers. Today it added hovercard data previews to its Web site...just as Sun's CEO resigned with a Tweet.
"Helping Dolphins Fly" is the title of blogpost from CEO of Microsystems, Jonathan Schwartz. Sun Microsystems is not helping dolphins fly of course, it’s a metaphor for their acquisition of My SQL (their logo is a dolphin). Johnathan is one of the leaders in the CEO blogging community and has set an example of the what a CEO blog can be. We will weigh the benefits and downsides of CEO blogging to help determine whether or not you, as a CEO, or your boss should take…
Once one of the hottest companies in Silicon Valley, Sun Microsystems crashed with the dotcoms, but it kept pouring money into R&D. Now there are signs of a revival, thanks to a new CEO and a big black box.
Jennifer's right that the departure of McNealy from Sun comes at a time when the company sorely needs reinvention and redirection. It's been interesting to read the coverage of his changing roles at Sun. Some articles are relatively dark and dire, focusing on Sun's stock performance, missteps, and so on.