IBM buys Java
Rumor has it that IBM is buying Java - and the company that spawned it.
Of course I'm exaggerating- Sun's more than just Java - but I bet Java is the key. IBM has made huge investments over the years that are dependent on Java, and the prospect of anyone else getting hold of Java has got to keep many IBM execs up at night.
Will this be a good thing for Java? I think so. Open Source software may be free, but developing it sure isn't, and having a financially sound landlord is a good thing.
If this truly is the end for Sun, that's a sad thing. But it's not necessarily a sad thing for Java.