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How Much Is It Worth To Hire Someone To Save Your Company, Zynga Edition

About $0.15/share for a company trading at $3.30 (as of this writing). So, Mark Pincus is out and Don Mattrick is in as Zynga CEO.  So, how much is it worth to try to revive the once high-flying company? Here … Continue reading

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Another Mafia Wars* Victim – Pincus Out as Zynga Chief

He stays on as Chairman and Chief Product Officer. Reports are that Mark Pincus, CEO and founder of Zynga, is stepping aside as CEO.  He will remain as Chairman and Chief Product Officer. Don Mattrick, who previously headed up Microsoft’s … Continue reading

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Key Facebook Exec Leaves the Company for the VC World

The awesomely named Bubba Murarka left Facebook* to join VC firm Draper Fisher Jurveston. People come and go all the time, particularly in a large, dynamic company like Facebook.  No big deal.  Right? Maybe not.  Bubba was the head of … Continue reading

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Point to Einhorn, Greenlight In First Volley Of Apple Litigation Over Shareholder Meeting

As we previously reported, David Einhorn and Greenlight Capital are unhappy with how Apple bundled some shareholder proposals for its upcoming annual meeting.  Specifically, it would remove some discretion from Apple’s directors before implementing Einhorn’s preferred method of returning cash … Continue reading

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Reports of Additional Dell Institutional Shareholders Opposing Proposed Buyout

T. Rowe Price joins Yacktman Asset Management and Pzena Investment Management in voicing opposition. Bloomberg is reporting that T. Rowe Price has joined the chorus of dissent with respect to the proposed Dell buyout, quoting its chairman, Brian Rogers, as … Continue reading

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Dell Responds to Inquiries About Fairness of Proposed LBO; Declares It Awesome

“Upon further reflection, we were right the first time.” Dell Inc. (Dell) responded to inquiries and criticism relating to its proposed going private deal with Silver Lake Partners, Michael Dell, Bank of America, Barclays, Credit Suisse, RBC, and Microsoft participating. Critics, … Continue reading

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Big Shareholder to Dell: “Step off, I’m Doing the Hump. And Your Going Private Offer for Dell is Far Too Low”

Large shareholder objects to LBO price and provides the data. Dell Inc. (Dell) has proposed a going private transacton where Silver Lake Partners and Michael Dell would take the compnay private for $13.65/share.  Bank of America, Barclays, Credit Suisse and … Continue reading

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Apple Responds to Greenlight, Einhorn: We’ll Take It Under Advisement, After the Shareholders Meeting

Apple (AAPL) responds to hedge fund proposal for dividend yielding preferred stock, but expect the proposal to remove preferred stock from Apple corporate charter to proceed. After Greenlight Capital and David Einhorn fired a broadside against Apple’s cash allocation practices … Continue reading

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New PRO Report on Apple Goes Behind the Numbers On Its Cash Position and Why It Is Drawing the Attention, and Lawsuits, of Activist Shareholders

New post at the PRO Reports discussing Greenilight Capital and David Einhorn’s dispute and Lawsuit with Apple over how to deploy its massive cash hoard. Join our PRO section today!

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