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Winklevoss twins sink $1M into social network for pro investors

Dan Loeb Sold Some Yahoo Stock

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Billionaire hedge funder Daniel Loeb, who runs Third Point LLC, has filed his fund's 13F for the quarter ended March 31st.  According to the securities filing, Loeb has completely exited his stakes in Morgan Stanley and Herbalife during Q1.   He owned 7,750,000 shares of Morgan Stanley in the previous...
Dan Loeb Sold Some Yahoo Stock

Estimize aims to replace sell-side analysts with crowdsourced earnings estimates -- and now Gnip is selling its data

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You only have to listen to one public company earnings call to understand how wary sell side analysts are of standing up to the companies they cover. Each question posed during any call’s Q&A begins with “First of all, congrats, CEO, on your great quarter, and thanks for taking...
Estimize aims to replace sell-side analysts with crowdsourced earnings estimates -- and now Gnip is selling its data

Gnip adds earnings predictions and analysis from Estimize to its enterprise social media data service

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Social data provider Gnip has added another arrow to its already impressive quiver of web-services today with Estimize, an independent platform for accessing earnings data on publicly traded stocks. Gnip already offers over 100 billion real-time social data actions each month from common social networks and services including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr,...
Gnip adds earnings predictions and analysis from Estimize to its enterprise social media data service

Leon Cooperman Sold All His Apple Stock And Bought A Bunch Of Facebook

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Billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman, who runs Omega Advisors, just filed his 13F for the fourth-quarter ended 12/31/2012.  Cooperman disclosed a new stake in Facebook.  The hedge fund manager bought 3,161,300 shares in the fourth quarter, the filing shows.  The filing also shows that Cooperman sold his Apple stake....
Leon Cooperman Sold All His Apple Stock And Bought A Bunch Of Facebook

Chase Coleman's Tiger Global Increased Its Stake In Apple And LinkedIn And Reveals How Many Shares Of Facebook It Owns (LNKD, AAPL, FB)

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Billionaire Chase Coleman, who invested in Facebook when it was a private company, just released Tiger Global Management's 13F regulatory filing. For the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, Tiger Global Management had 1,958,448 shares in Facebook, the SEC filing shows. Hedge funds don't have to disclose their holdings in private companies....
Chase Coleman's Tiger Global Increased Its Stake In Apple And LinkedIn And Reveals How Many Shares Of Facebook It Owns (LNKD, AAPL, FB)

Why Did Tim Cook Talk At The Goldman Sachs Conference Anyway?

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Editor’s note: Howard Lindzon is co-founder and CEO of StockTwits, a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information. You can read his full bio here and find him on Twitter @howardlindzon. Earlier today Josh Constine wrote that Apple Doesn’t Care, That’s Why They are Winning. Hold the iPhone. Stop the...
Why Did Tim Cook Talk At The Goldman Sachs Conference Anyway?

MoreNews: Hedge Funds Bring Down Apple, Siri Creator Spins off new Virtual Assistant and A New Black Ops Secret Revealed

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Today's MoreNews presents 8 links to interesting reports around the web. Some of the reports that we're covering today include:Big hedge funds fueled fourth-quarter dive in Apple shares, Siri Creator SRI Spins off a New Virtual Assistant and a video about the craziest special ops helicopter used for surveillance in...
MoreNews: Hedge Funds Bring Down Apple, Siri Creator Spins off new Virtual Assistant and A New Black Ops Secret Revealed

'Like biscuits and gravy': Apple shorts and skimpy narratives

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Mac Week's first news editor sticks a fork in the stories that hedge funds tell Image: Hormel FORTUNE -- In a Huffington Post article published Wednesday, veteran Apple watcher Jonathan Littman offers a taxonomy of the narratives that hedge funds tell when they've shorted Apple (AAPL) and are trying to drive...
'Like biscuits and gravy': Apple shorts and skimpy narratives

Filtering Social Media To Find Signal Out Of Noise

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Yesterday's WSJ had an interesting piece about Alacra's new Pulse Pro offering. For those that don't know, I invested in Alacra in 1999 via Flatiron Partners and have been on its board ever since.Alacra has been developing and selling information services to the banking, brokerage, accounting, and consulting businesses for...
Filtering Social Media To Find Signal Out Of Noise

The Church of England's stand on Murdoch makes the world a little better | Andrew Brown

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The C of E's pension fund does not easily mix with its principles. But disinvesting in News Corp sends an ethical signalSo a moment of silent pity, if you can manage it, for the Church of England, which has inherited this enormous pension fund and must somehow work out how...
The Church of England's stand on Murdoch makes the world a little better | Andrew Brown
Does anyone care what Ed Zabitsky says about Apple?

Without banking reform, investing in innovation is too great a risk | Mariana Mazzucato

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Banks interested in 'good risk' are hard to find. No wonder most radical new technologies have resulted from public fundsEveryone seems to be for innovation. Innovation-led growth is the mantra of the European commission, the OECD, and politicians like Obama in the US and Vince Cable, with his "new industrial...
Without banking reform, investing in innovation is too great a risk | Mariana Mazzucato
This Man Thinks Apple's Stock Is Worth $240, And Amazingly, People Say This Is Killing Apple's Stock (AAPL)

Another Taxi App Is Coming to New York

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Ms. Herman. (Photo: Twitter) There is something alluring to entrepreneurs about the New York taxi system. Mainly, it’s messy. One taxi drives around W. 4th St., looking for fares, while around the corner a frazzled passenger tries vainly to hail one of the occupied cabs on Seventh Ave. How inefficient!...
Another Taxi App Is Coming to New York

Apple Investors Are Still Wusses

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After a meteoric rise, Apple’s stock is falling back to earth. At market close Friday, Apple’s share price had slipped to a little over $527. This after tumbling to $505.75 Thursday — some 28 percent off its September high of $705. That decline has shaved about $170 billion off the...
Apple Investors Are Still Wusses

Our innovation economy won't grow until we fix the broken IPO market

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It’s been 12 years since the internet bubble burst, and in the ensuing fallout, it has become apparent that the IPO market has been fundamentally damaged. Thanks to a lack of national confidence and lingering fears and confusion about the potential risks of IPOs, far too many good companies –...
Our innovation economy won't grow until we fix the broken IPO market

T-Mobile CEO rips 'greedy hedge funds' allegedly trying to block MetroPCS merger

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T-Mobile CEO rips 'greedy hedge funds' allegedly trying to block MetroPCS merger

REPORT: Facebook's Underwriters May Have Helped Hedge Funds Short The Stock (FB)

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The Facebook fiasco continues as the Wall Street Journal is reporting that trading desks at banks like JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs helped some firms short Facebook by lending the stock out.  The big kicker? Those two banks also helped underwrite the IPO and promote the stock. Morgan Stanley (most...
REPORT: Facebook's Underwriters May Have Helped Hedge Funds Short The Stock (FB)

LightSquared reportedly reaches agreement on bankruptcy loan

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Hedge funds want severe restrictions on the wireless satellite company's proposed use of $190 million. [Read more]...
LightSquared reportedly reaches agreement on bankruptcy loan

Iterations: How Tech Hedge Funds And Investment Banks Make Sense Of Apple's Share Buybacks

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. Apple has a good deal of cash. And, in the Valley, the startup ecosystem — for many reasons — wants to see Apple spend that cash. As their cash pile continued to grow...
Iterations: How Tech Hedge Funds And Investment Banks Make Sense Of Apple's Share Buybacks

These 10 Hedge Funds Are Making A Fortune On Barnes & Noble Today (BKS)

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Shares of Barnes & Noble skyrocketed Monday on the news that Microsoft has invested $300 million in a joint venture.  The stock was up around 80% in pre-market trading following the announcement.   Here's a rundown of hedge funds with the greatest stake in Barnes & Noble, according data from the latest...
These 10 Hedge Funds Are Making A Fortune On Barnes & Noble Today (BKS)

Tiger Global Dumped 790,000 Shares Of Apple In The First Quarter

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Tiger Global, the tech-oriented hedge fund run by Chase Coleman and Feroz Dewan, has just filed its latest 13F with the Securities and Exchange Commission.   During the first quarter ended March 31st, Tiger Global massively pared back its stake in Apple.  According to the filing, the fund held 260,000...
Tiger Global Dumped 790,000 Shares Of Apple In The First Quarter
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DOUG KASS: I'm Short Apple (AAPL)

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Minutes ago, legendary investor Doug Kass tweeted this.  This comes on the tail of Apple announcing a new cash dividend and stock buyback plan. I covered half of my Apple short after the quick schmeissing after release ofr press statement - staying with other half of theshort. — Douglas...
DOUG KASS: I'm Short Apple (AAPL)

NEW LETTER: David Einhorn Smacks Down Apple Skeptics, And Explains Why It Could Go To $1 Trillion

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David Einhorn's hedge fund, Greenlight Capital, sent its first quarter letter to investors yesterday. In the letter, he defended the fund's position in Apple stock against those who think the stock is currently in a bubble (Via @sharesleuth). Einhorn responded to four "common concerns" he's heard about holding the stock at...
NEW LETTER: David Einhorn Smacks Down Apple Skeptics, And Explains Why It Could Go To $1 Trillion

9 Unusual Ways Social Media Is Being Used To Predict The Future

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Companies are getting smarter in how they use social media. Instead of just using it for brand monitoring, one company called Gnip has been working with the likes of Twitter, WordPress, and other social media publishers to do all kinds of things, from tracking diseases to stopping wildfires. While Gnip...
9 Unusual Ways Social Media Is Being Used To Predict The Future

Huge selloff by hedge funds bruised Apple stock in the winter quarter

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Disclosure documents filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission clarify that Apple's falling stock price over the winter quarter was tied to the widespread selloff of over a million shares by just seven large hedge funds....
Huge selloff by hedge funds bruised Apple stock in the winter quarter

9 Fascinating Facts About Apple's Stock (AAPL)

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Morgan Stanley's Adam Parker has an interesting report on "The Elephant In The Room" AKA: Apple. It's not so much about the company, but rather about the stock itself and how investors should deal with such a megacap in their portfolios. Even though Apple's been a huge winner for tons...
9 Fascinating Facts About Apple's Stock (AAPL)
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