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May 2, 2014
09:07 EDTSVVC, TWTR, FBFirsthand 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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April 16, 2015
15:39 EDTFBFacebook volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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11:46 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; FB BABA
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05:58 EDTFBIndian media groups back out of Facebook's Internet.org, Financial Times reports
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April 15, 2015
16:01 EDTTWTROptions Update; April 15, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 49c to 21.90. Option volume leaders: AAPL NFLX C PBR KMI RIG MCP TWTR GILD BAC according to Track Data.
13:35 EDTTWTRTwitter introduces new twitter.com on desktop to U.S
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09:35 EDTTWTRActive equity options trading on open
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09:18 EDTSVVCFirsthand Technology Value Fund reports preliminary NAV of $25.14 per share
Firsthand Technology Value Fund disclosed that its top five holdings as of March 31 were IntraOp Medical, Pivotal Systems, Turn, Mattson, and QMAT. The Fund's preliminary net assets as of March 31, 2015 also include cash of approximately 82c per share. As of that date, the Fund's top five holdings constituted 44.1% of the Fund's preliminary net assets. Complete financial statements and a detailed schedule of investments will be made available with the Fund's quarterly report filing on Form 10-Q in May.
08:02 EDTTWTRTwitter Periscope may be next big thing in social media, says Baird
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06:18 EDTFBApple, Google, others doubling down on European operations, WSJ reports
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April 14, 2015
19:05 EDTTWTRTwitter to launch redesigned homepage in coming days, Slate says
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16:00 EDTTWTROptions Update; April 14, 2015
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11:16 EDTFBCredit Suisse's top Internet picks
Credit Suisse's top large-cap Internet picks remain Amazon.com (AMZN) for operating margin expansion and normalizing International growth, Facebook (FB) for underestimated long-term monitization potential from growing new products, and Google (GOOGL) for a slowdown in capex and narrowing of the mobile-desktop monetization gap. The firm's top small-cap picks are LinkedIn (LNKD) for the ramp of Sales Navigator and acceleration of Marketing Solutions and Yelp (YELP) because of reduced churn and increasing mobile traffic growth and ARPU.
10:58 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; FB BABA
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09:00 EDTFBFacebook price target raised to $80 from $72 at BMO Capital
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07:28 EDTFBFacebook remains a top 2015 pick at JPMorgan
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06:30 EDTTWTRTwitter threatens Periscope users who illegally streamed 'GoT,' Mashable says
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April 13, 2015
16:01 EDTTWTR, FBOptions Update; April 13, 2015
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12:05 EDTTWTRStocks with call strike movement; TWTR FXI
Twitter (TWTR) September 60 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 43, Twitter iShares Trust FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Fund (FXI) July 57 call option implied volatility decreased 11% to 33 according to IVolatility.
April 12, 2015
19:33 EDTTWTRTwitter tries to sway media companies, celebrities to Periscope, TechCrunch says
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15:28 EDTTWTRTwitter to expand direct data relationships with its data customers
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