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is-this-how-it-starts

According to the WSJ Tech Alert I just got on my soon-to-be-a-brick Blackberry, Google shares dropped 19% after income 'surged' 82% to $372.2 million.

end-of-an-era

Western Union Telegrams

educational-security-incidents-year-in-review

The Educational Security Incidents Year in Review - 2007 is out. As Adam points out, not everyone cares that incidents were up 67.5%. I'm not sure that I would either - the total number of incidents was 139, which seems small relative to the number of colleges and universities out there. My guess is that the incidents have to make it to the news. Perhaps incidents are becoming less news-worthy.

is-there-a-cheap-stock-issue-for-google-after-the

I'm no lawyer not a securities expert, but I have sold some companies and one issue we had to deal with when selling to a public company was "cheap stock". The concern is that a company might distribute stock cheaply to insiders before going public, then sell it at a premium. (I guess the regulation protects the existing shareholders?) It is also an issue for employees who get options before an IPO. Options that are granted with the strike price equal to the value of the underlying are not taxed because there is no gain. But if the next day the stock triples because of an IPO, was the valuation correct? Are taxes owed? This regulation makes more sense to me, because Uncle Sam likes his taxes.

it-propoganda-i-dont-think-so

The anonymous CEO blogger has accused me of IT propoganda. Don't worry my feelings aren't hurt ;). Of course, it is in my interest as the CEO of a security firm that more CEOs recognize the value that investing in security brings. However, I would point out a few things that IMO, keep this post from being pure 'propoganda'.

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