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bw-on-opensource-in-2005

Business Week has great round up of their open source stories for 2005 along with predictions for '06.

liability-for-account-fraud

Good stuff from Ian Grigg about phishing and liabilities.

man-wins-500-000-in-lottery-after-already-winning

Of course there is not enough detail in the article to actually estimate the chances and that the odds of winning a specific game are specific to that game, but honestly, the odds are really against you winning $18,000 in the lottery, much less $518,000

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.

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.

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