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Yes, A Facebook Insider Dumping Nearly His Whole Stake Should Make You Nervous...

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Insider selling is rarely a positive sign for a company. At best, it's a neutral event: An officer, director, or existing shareholder deciding to diversify his or her risk and trimming exposure to the company. At worst, it's a sign that insiders are nervous about the future of the...
Yes, A Facebook Insider Dumping Nearly His Whole Stake Should Make You Nervous...

Apple Issues Statement About Returning Cash to Shareholders

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Apple has issued a press release reiterating its commitment to return some of its extremely large cash pile to shareholders, saying that Apple management and the Board of Directors are in "active discussions" about how to return cash to shareholders. This follows letter sent to Apple shareholders this morning by...
Apple Issues Statement About Returning Cash to Shareholders

Mail.ru kills its Twitter killer, wants a bigger slice of VK

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In January 2012, I reported how the big Russian portal operator Mail.ru was aping Chinese peers by launching its own microblog service. Whilst China’s Twitter clones have flourished, as it approaches its first anniversary, Mail.ru’s Futubra is to be closed. According to a message on the website: “Every day since launch,...
Mail.ru kills its Twitter killer, wants a bigger slice of VK

Time Warner Cable to Sell Its Clearwire Stake

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Time Warner Cable Inc. is planning to sell its entire 7.8 percent stake in struggling mobile-broadband provider Clearwire Corp. The cable company notified other major Clearwire investors, which have an option to buy part or all of the stake, of the move and disclosed its intention in a regulatory filing...
Time Warner Cable to Sell Its Clearwire Stake
MOG Went For A Song. HTC Says Beats Paid Only $14M For The Music Streaming Service

With AOL Set to Report Q2 Earnings Tomorrow, Tim Armstrong's Feeling Closer to Fine (Video)

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When I was in New York last week, I got a chance to sit down with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, the former not-Marissa-Mayer Googler, to talk about how it’s going in his thankless efforts to turn the New York-based Internet company around. Unlike Mayer, who is just getting started...
With AOL Set to Report Q2 Earnings Tomorrow, Tim Armstrong's Feeling Closer to Fine (Video)

Yahoo major shareholder accuses CEO of lying about degree

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Daniel Loeb, a major Yahooshareholder, is accusing CEO Scott Thompson of lying about his credentials. Loeb claims that Thompson does not have a bachelor's degree in computer science from Boston's Stonehill College. Yahoo's board was angrily informed of the discrepancy by Loeb on Thursday after they informed shareholders that Loeb...
Yahoo major shareholder accuses CEO of lying about degree
Foxconn to take largest stake in Sharp's Osaka LCD plant, says Nikkei

After Doug Kass Tweeted Apple Might Do A Stock Split, He Started Selling His Shares (AAPL)

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Here's something that will make you feel a little bit queasy. Yesterday, investment manager, and media personality, Doug Kass tweeted a rumor that Apple was going to announce a stock split today. Right around the time he fired off his tweet, Apple's stock was taking off, erasing a loss on...
After Doug Kass Tweeted Apple Might Do A Stock Split, He Started Selling His Shares (AAPL)

Report: Zynga issues 'equity grants' to full-time employees

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Beleaguered Facebook game developer Zynga, facing lawsuits from bitter investors and Electronic Arts for different reasons, parceled out equity grants to every full-time employee of the company earlier this month. The move, which aims to compensate shareholder employees for recent losses, was made shortly after a dismal and widely-criticized earnings...
Report: Zynga issues 'equity grants' to full-time employees
Sony Rejects Loeb's Call To Sell Part Of Its Movie And Music Unit

Apple-Samsung judge considers possible juror misconduct

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The judge who presided over the patent litigation between Apple and Samsung Electronics said she will consider Samsung's concern that the foreman of the jury had concealed relevant information. A jury in California decided in August that the South Korean company must pay Apple US$1.05 billion for infringing several...
Apple-Samsung judge considers possible juror misconduct

DealBook: Still-Unhappy Southeastern Seeks Dell Shareholder List

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Southeastern Asset Management is seeking a list of shareholders and other books and records from Dell, according to a letter to the computer maker's board sent on Tuesday....
DealBook: Still-Unhappy Southeastern Seeks Dell Shareholder List

As Netflix Pops Its Poison Pill, Wall Street Struggles to Find Icahn a Buyer

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Last week Carl Icahn took a big stake in Netflix, and announced that he wanted someone to buy the company. Here’s the next step: Netflix has adopted a “poison pill” provision, designed to keep Icahn from acquiring any more of the company. This is straight out of the Icahn v....
As Netflix Pops Its Poison Pill, Wall Street Struggles to Find Icahn a Buyer
Groupon shareholder Kinnevik heads for the door

Nobody Puts Dan Loeb in the Corner: Third Point Begins Proxy Bombing Yahoo in 3 … 2 … 1

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Yahoo just got another poison pen letter from activist investor Dan Loeb of Third Point, which says the company has been “dismissive” of his alternate slate of board members, including former NBC head Jeff Zucker. Thus, time for a proxy fight. Wrote Loeb: “The Board’s stonewalling, apparent insouciance and decision...
Nobody Puts Dan Loeb in the Corner: Third Point Begins Proxy Bombing Yahoo in 3 … 2 … 1

Apple in Talks With Greenlight Over Cash

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Apple just announced that it is in talks with Greenlight Capital about finding a way to distribute cash to shareholders. Apple shares rose by $13.55, or nearly 3 percent, on the news. In a statement issued a few minutes ago, Apple said it is in “active discussions about returning additional...
Apple in Talks With Greenlight Over Cash

The Disgrace Of Yahoo

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“The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has lied about receiving a computer science degree. Or at any rate he’s never corrected his biographical information that includes that information, and it’s nearly impossible to believe that he simply never noticed...
The Disgrace Of Yahoo

Here's Some Good News For Facebook's Mauled Shareholders -- Analysts Aren't Hallucinating Anymore

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If you're a Facebook shareholder who has lost half their money since the May IPO, here's some good news for you: Wall Street has finally sobered up about Facebook's prospects. Specifically, in the wake of Facebook customer Zynga's latest collapse, Wall Street has finally realized that its expectations for the...
Here's Some Good News For Facebook's Mauled Shareholders -- Analysts Aren't Hallucinating Anymore

Forget $3B In Revenue: Things "Don't Look Good" For Facebook

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Evidence is quickly mounting that Facebook's initial public offering will not be the big boost the social media sector needs as Silicon Valley companies try to prove to Wall Street they can grow revenues. On Thursday, PrivCo CEO Sam Hamadeh told VentureBeat that several people close to the company were...
Forget $3B In Revenue: Things "Don't Look Good" For Facebook

Barnes & Noble's biggest shareholder wants to buy B&N retail assets, could lead to Nook spin-out

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Print and digital book behemoth Barnes & Noble has confirmed that Leonard Riggio, the company’s Chairman of the Board and largest stockholder, “plans to propose” a purchase of all B&N’s retail business assets, as outlined in an amendment to his Schedule 13D filed today with the SEC. It’s worth noting...
Barnes & Noble's biggest shareholder wants to buy B&N retail assets, could lead to Nook spin-out

Sprint Chief Cuts Pay After Shareholder Criticism

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Sprint's CEO agreed to cut $3.25 million from his compensation after shareholders complained that his pay didn't reflect the hefty upfront expense of carrying the iPhone....
Sprint Chief Cuts Pay After Shareholder Criticism

Having Successfully Conquered Yahoo, Loeb Gets His Loot (YHOO)

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Yahoo just announced that it would give shareholders $3.65 billion, a huge majority of the $4.3 billion it netted from a sale of Alibaba stock. There are lots of reasons Yahoo did this, but there is one over-riding factor. Third Point hedge fund manager and massive shareholder Dan Loeb...
Having Successfully Conquered Yahoo, Loeb Gets His Loot (YHOO)

Sprint buys out shareholder to take controlling share of Clearwire

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Following its $20.1 billion sale to Japanese mobile operator Softbank, US carrier Sprint has negotiated a clever deal to take a controlling stake of its broadband services partner Clearwire, buying out the shares held by Eagle River Holdings to hold a 50.8 percent share of the company. The deal was announced in a...
Sprint buys out shareholder to take controlling share of Clearwire

Getting Canned Made Andrew Mason $34 Million Richer In A Matter Of Days

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Groupon stock is up 5 percent today, continuing a recover that's restored pretty much of the losses it incurred since it announced earnings and fired CEO Andrew Mason last week. It turns out that's pretty good for Mason, too. While Mason only got $378 in severance--six months of his token...
Getting Canned Made Andrew Mason $34 Million Richer In A Matter Of Days
New CEO Ross Levinsohn in message to Yahoos: “focus on the momentum”

Pressure Increases On Michael Dell As Carl Icahn Mulls Tie-Up With Blackstone In Bid For PC Company

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Carl Icahn has said he is open to a partnership with Blackstone Group in a move that could make it easier for the rival investors to overtake Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion buyout bid for the company he founded, reports Reuters. This means Michael Dell could also potentially lose control of...
Pressure Increases On Michael Dell As Carl Icahn Mulls Tie-Up With Blackstone In Bid For PC Company

Panasonic gearing up to offer $635 million bailout to save troubled Olympus

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Panasonic is reportedly putting the final touches to a 50 billion yen ($635 million) bailout package to save Olympus. Panasonic will become the largest shareholder of the scandal-ridden camera maker, reeling from a $1.7 billion accounting fraud uncovered last year, with an eye on getting a foothold in Olympus'...
Panasonic gearing up to offer $635 million bailout to save troubled Olympus

HP Chairman Ray Lane steps down amid discontent over Autonomy

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Hewlett-Packard's Ray Lane is giving up his role as chairman amid ongoing shareholder disapproval of HP's troubled Autonomy acquisition....
HP Chairman Ray Lane steps down amid discontent over Autonomy

Zuckerberg's net worth sinks; Gates remains richest American

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Oftentimes the leader of a newly public company experiences a substantial increase in net worth, but Facebook’s shrinking share price has had the opposite effect for Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO’s net worth came in at $9.4 billion in the latest calculation by those list-keepers at Forbes, down from an...
Zuckerberg's net worth sinks; Gates remains richest American
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