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JAVA stock ticker change - what's next?

Posted by calvinaustin on August 24, 2007 at 10:14 AM PDT

Not since the proposed Java 2000 have I had a good whole hearted laugh at Java. My colleagues couldn't believe it either. When I was at Sun there were some interesting economic ideas about reducing costs and improving the stock price, many were based on financial statistics and few that I can remember had any impact. Maybe some new starbucks investors may accidently select the wrong stock?

So what is next, APPL to change to IPOD, MSFT to OFFICE, ORCL to DB. Does JAVA have to be quoted as JAVA(TM) on the ticker to keep trademark status? What happens if the coffee commodity industry hits a bad patch, would JAVA be affected?

Thanks Sun for some news that made me smile! I'll still be using Java for years to come.

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