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May 2, 2014
09:07 EDTSVVC, FB, TWTRFirsthand Technology Value Fund settles proxy contest with Bulldog Investors
Firsthand Technology Value Fund (SVVC) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Bulldog Investors, the fund's largest shareholder group. Under the terms of the settlement, Bulldog has agreed to withdraw its two nominees for the fund's board, withdraw its proposals regarding termination of the fund's Investment Management Agreement and consideration by the board of a share repurchase program, not present any proposals at the Annual Meeting, and vote its shares in accordance with the Board's recommendations. The settlement also provides that the fund's board approve a plan for the fund to repurchase up to $10M of common stock in open market purchases during 2014, and to conduct a self-tender offer for at least $20M worth of common stock at 95% of net asset value to be completed no later than January 31, 2015. Further, the fund has agreed to liquidate its Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) holdings no later than September 30 and October 31, respectively, and to distribute any net realized gains from those holdings to shareholders within 60 days of completing those liquidations.
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October 17, 2014
09:38 EDTTWTRActive equity options trading on
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October 16, 2014
16:44 EDTTWTRTwitter launches Audio Card with third-party streaming services
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16:01 EDTTWTROptions Update; October 16, 2014
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10:54 EDTTWTRTwitter October weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and growth outlook
Twitter October weekly call option implied volatility is at 94, November is at 75, December is at 58, January at 54; compared to its 26-week average of 54 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results after the market close on October 27.
09:39 EDTTWTR, FBActive equity options trading on open
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October 15, 2014
18:26 EDTTWTROn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:00 EDTTWTROptions Update; October 15, 2014
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12:02 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; FB WMB
Facebook (FB) March 80 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 80, Williams (WMB) February 57.5 call option implied volatility increased 5% to 41 according to IVolatility.
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07:20 EDTFBFacebook likely to beat Q3 expectations, says Oppenheimer
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07:11 EDTFBFacebook should be bought into Q3 results, says Deutsche Bank
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06:43 EDTFBFacebook, Samsung could collaborate to develop mobile content, Korea Times says
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October 14, 2014
16:00 EDTTWTROptions Update; October 14, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 40c to 39.11. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN GILD C JNJ AA NFLX PBR according to Track Data.
11:49 EDTTWTRStocks with call strike movement; TWTR DAL
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09:37 EDTTWTRActive equity options trading on open
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October 13, 2014
13:10 EDTFBGoogle's Schmidt says Amazon is company's biggest search rival, FT reports
Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google (GOOG), says Amazon (AMZN) is his company's biggest rival in search, not Bing (MSFT) or Yahoo (YHOO), the Financial Times reports. Schmidt also argued in Berlin that Google should not be regulated "as if it were the gatekeeper of the internet," given the influence of Amazon and Facebook (FB). Reference Link
10:50 EDTTWTRTwitter reverses lower on the session, levels to watch
Shares are down 2% to $49.38 at time of writing, nearing 1-month lows. Support below is at $47.56, the 1-month low. Resistance is at $50.16.
09:39 EDTTWTR, FBActive equity options trading on open
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05:15 EDTFBFacebook, Ericsson, XL Axiata innovate to improve Indonesia network performance
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October 12, 2014
18:06 EDTTWTRTwitter, French bank partner to allow money transfers via tweets
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