Sun buying Diba

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Sun Microsystems, Mountain View, Calif., said it will buy Diba Inc., Menlo Park, Calif., putting Sun in the race with Microsoft Corp.'s Windows CE and Oracle Corp.'s Network Computer Inc. to develop a standard for computer-based consumer electronics and household devices. Sun will mesh its Java software with Diba to create Java-based Internet TV set-top boxes, phones and other products.

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