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Viewing posts from January, 2009

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for winning the 2007 Disruptor Award

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Well, there is still time to stop the stupidest bill in recent memory: Senate Bill 59, which would require a "social networking site" to notify parents before children create a page on their service.

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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.

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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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