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The Facebook IPO Was Reverse Quantitative Easing

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Check out this from Fox Business: “I have seen several hedge-fund-type accounts liquidating various positions to make way for Facebook,” says John Glasmann of Precision Securities, a San Diego firm that specializes in IPOs.  “But I have no firsthand knowledge of this to be factual as it relates to Apple.”...
The Facebook IPO Was Reverse Quantitative Easing

Einhorn may succeed in Apple Case, Apple Releases Malware Removal Tool & Apple Launches Apple TV in India

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The morning edition of MORENEWS presents you with seven links to interesting reports from around the web. Some of the reports that we're covering this morning include: Einhorn hedge fund may succeed in Apple case; Apple releases malware removal tool after being hit by computer hackers; Apple TV launched in...
Einhorn may succeed in Apple Case, Apple Releases Malware Removal Tool & Apple Launches Apple TV in India

Facebook shareholders express anger, confusion about botched IPO

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Chris LeBarton jumped at the chance to get in on Facebook’s initial public offering. The Potomac investor and a group of friends pooled $50,000 to purchase $35 pre-offering shares through a hedge fund connection. Read full article >>...
Facebook shareholders express anger, confusion about botched IPO
Ready to Rumble or Make Nice? Activist Shareholder Daniel Loeb Could Strike Sooner Than Yahoo Thinks

David Einhorn Drops Case Against Apple

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Move comes after the Greenlight Capital founder succeeded in getting a key vote off of the agenda for the shareholders meeting this week. Greenlight Capital founder David Einhorn dropped his much-talked about lawsuit against Apple over the issuance of preferred stock on Friday, All Things D reported. The hedge...
David Einhorn Drops Case Against Apple

After investor drama, Apple shareholder meeting is anticlimactic

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Shareholder meetings are typically colossally boring affairs, and Apple’s annual meeting Wednesday morning in Cupertino, Calif. didn’t deviate from this truism of the business world. And this was despite fireworks over the weeks leading up the meeting: a federal judge issued an injunction on one of the company’s shareholder proposals...
After investor drama, Apple shareholder meeting is anticlimactic

Google Exec Strategizes Way Into $4.1 M Pad On Central Park West

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We bet that Laura Nissenbaum Slabin googled 239 Central Park West as soon as she saw the listing for the Upper West Side co-op. The head of global brand strategy and commercialization for the benevolent internet behemoth must have liked what she found, because she and her husband Andrew Slabin,...
Google Exec Strategizes Way Into $4.1 M Pad On Central Park West

Master Hedge Fund of Buddy Fletcher, Ellen Pao’s Husband, Files for Bankruptcy

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(Photo: KPCB) The gender discrimination suit filed by Kleiner Perkins partner Ellen Pao against her employer has hit a potential snag. The hedge fund of Ms. Pao’s husband, Alphonse “Buddy” Fletcher, has filed for bankruptcy, according to Dan Primack at Fortune. Mr. Primack points out that while the bankruptcy and the...
Master Hedge Fund of Buddy Fletcher, Ellen Pao’s Husband, Files for Bankruptcy
CEO Supper Club: Ecommerce 1.0 ended with Zappos, ecommerce 2.0 began with Gilt
TechStars tax man steps out: how the quiet Adam Rothenberg become the hot startup incubator’s NY #2

What Is Novell Worth? $2 Billion, Apparently

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Elliott Associates, L.P., a hedge fund with a significant position in shares of Novell, after the close of trading in U.S. stock markets today placed an unsolicited offer to buy the open source-focused software company for close to $2 billion. The offer places a high valuation on Novell, and is...
What Is Novell Worth? $2 Billion, Apparently

More Shoes Drop: Third Point Formerly Files Preliminary Proxy Statement With SEC

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No surprise — preliminary proxy documents from Yahoo’s activist shareholder Third Point were filed to the Securities and Exchange Commission today, which you can see here. In them, the New York hedge fund took new aim at the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s latest board member candidates, noting “installing the hand-picked...
More Shoes Drop: Third Point Formerly Files Preliminary Proxy Statement With SEC

Should Yahoo Fire Its CEO Over His Made Up Degree? [POLL] (YHOO)

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Yahoo board members are, at this very moment, looking deep within themselves trying to decide whether or not they need to fire yet another CEO.  Help them out? First some context, so you can make an informed choice. After years of sliding sideways despite a massive audience of 700 million...
Should Yahoo Fire Its CEO Over His Made Up Degree? [POLL] (YHOO)
Sony Rejects Loeb's Call To Sell Part Of Its Movie And Music Unit

Facebook share price to be set at $38

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Social network's landmark flotation has investors clamouring to buy, but some analysts issue warnings about IPOFacebook was expected to set the final price of shares in its landmark initial public offering (IPO) at $38 (£24), the top of the price range it gave this week, as investors clamoured to buy...
Facebook share price to be set at $38

Being A Jackass On Twitter Shouldn't Be Illegal; Public Shame Should Be Enough

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We've been talking about the unfortunate set of cases in the UK lately, in which people acting like jackasses online are being held criminally liable for being a jerk online. There are, of course, significant problems with this. And if you thought it was just limited to Europe, where they...
Being A Jackass On Twitter Shouldn't Be Illegal; Public Shame Should Be Enough

BlackBerry Q10 is 'fastest-selling ever' at Selfridges as corporates snap it up

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Corporate buyers and exporters queue to buy dozens of handsets at a time to get keyboard-based BB10 model despite lack of advertising around UK launchBlackBerry's keyboard-based Q10 handset, its first with both a keyboard and running its BB10 software, has made a red-hot start on its first weekend in the...
BlackBerry Q10 is 'fastest-selling ever' at Selfridges as corporates snap it up

What should Twitter do when people exploit an emergency?

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The Boston bombings, like so many public emergencies, saw heroes who risked their lives. But the tragedy also produced jerks like the person who created @_bostonmarathon, a fake Twitter account claiming to raise money for victims. Here’s a screenshot (via CBS): The episode is the latest example of how Twitter...
What should Twitter do when people exploit an emergency?
Apple has quietly created a massive $117 billion hedge fund

Andy Zaky is loaded for bear. Apple bears, that is.

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The manager of an Apple-only hedge fund has had it with the naysayers FORTUNE -- Andy Zaky is angry. The occasional Fortune contributor and current manager of (among other things) an Apple (AAPL)-only hedge fund is tired of seeing a stock he has analyzed every which way to Sunday maligned in...
Andy Zaky is loaded for bear. Apple bears, that is.

How to monitor today's iPad event from your computer

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If, like me, you couldn't make it to San Francisco, you can still get the blow-by-blow Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photo: Matt Rosoff Assuming you're not in actually in the Yerba Buena Center auditorium today, the best way to find out what's going on inside Apple's (AAPL) iPad...
How to monitor today's iPad event from your computer

Fund Takes Stake in Microsoft

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A hedge-fund executive disclosed that his firm owns about $2 billion in Microsoft stock, stating that the value of the software giant's businesses wasn't appreciated by other investors....
Fund Takes Stake in Microsoft

Tweeting fake news in a crisis -- illegal or just immoral?

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When Hurricane Sandy battered their city on Monday night, New Yorkers looked after each with courage and generosity. Unfortunately, a few people behaved badly and one person was downright despicable. That person was Shashank Tripathia, a hedge fund analyst, who began issuing false and alarming news reports on Twitter at...
Tweeting fake news in a crisis -- illegal or just immoral?

What Does Dan Loeb Want for His $1B -- Lotsa Yahoo News, That's What!

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Last week, Yahoo’s activist shareholder Dan Loeb of Third Point, the New York hedge fund that is waging a proxy fight against the Silicon Valley Internet giant, made a regulatory filing noting that it had spent $971.1 million to acquire 70.5 million shares of Yahoo, or a 5.8 percent...
What Does Dan Loeb Want for His $1B -- Lotsa Yahoo News, That's What!
Snapchat Is Reportedly Close to Raking in $100 Million in Fresh Funding So Happy Friday!
Pinterest Is Now A $2.5 Billion Company

Five reasons not to buy Facebook shares

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The sale will likely generate billions, but hidden just beneath the buzz are signs that not all is well for Silicon Valley's starOn Friday, Facebook will finally become a public company. The hotly anticipated initial public offering (IPO) will be the largest tech company share sale ever and is expected...
Five reasons not to buy Facebook shares

Sony CEO Defends Against Breakup

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Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai defended the company's ownership of an electronics-gear business and entertainment operations under one roof--a mix that has come under assault from hedge-fund investor Daniel Loeb....
Sony CEO Defends Against Breakup

Apple likely to have broken SEC rules with 'bundled' proxy proposals, judge says

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The federal judge presiding over Greenlight's suit against Apple said that the hedge fund's case has a "likelihood of success," agreeing that the Cupertino company probably broke Securities and Exchange Commission rules when it placed three items into one proxy proposition....
Apple likely to have broken SEC rules with 'bundled' proxy proposals, judge says

Longtime Investor Chase Coleman Dumps His Entire Facebook Stake... And A Bunch Of Apple

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Chase Coleman's Tiger Global Management has dumped its entire stake in Facebook during the fourth quarter, according to a 13F filing with the SEC.  Tiger Global owned 11,749,221 shares at the end of Q3, the filing shows. The hedge fund also significantly pared back its Apple stake.  The hedge fund...
Longtime Investor Chase Coleman Dumps His Entire Facebook Stake... And A Bunch Of Apple
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