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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 10, 2014
11:23 EDTTWTRTwitter falls after bounce attempt, levels to watch
The stock is heading lower after a bounce attempt off the session low at $51 failed to hold. At the current price of $52.26, next support is at the low of the day. Resistance is at $52.77, the peak price of the recent bounce.
10:07 EDTFBFacebook, peer-to-peer lending groups in discussions, The Information says
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09:38 EDTTWTRActive equity options trading on open
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07:57 EDTFBFacebook, India Telecom Minister discuss expanding in India, Economic Times says
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and India's Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad met to discuss expanding the reach of internet by using alternate technology, reports The Economic Times. According to sources, Facebook requested Prasad establish single point contact in his ministry for the alternative technology to which the minister immediately agreed. Reference Link
October 9, 2014
16:00 EDTTWTR, FBOptions Update; October 9, 2014
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13:16 EDTTWTRTwitter November volatility elevated
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09:38 EDTTWTRActive equity options trading on open
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06:59 EDTFBFacebook has no imminent WhatsApp monetization goals, Reuters says
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October 8, 2014
20:03 EDTTWTRTwitter news head Vivian Schiller leaving company, Re/code reports
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16:01 EDTFBOptions Update; October 8, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 2.73 to 29.51. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN FB NFLX PBR AA CLF GILD according to Track Data.
09:38 EDTFB, TWTRActive equity options trading on open
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07:24 EDTFBFacebook feature allows advertisers to find clients via location
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06:00 EDTFB, TWTRInstagram still most used social network for teens, says Piper Jaffray
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October 7, 2014
14:15 EDTTWTRTwitter files suit against DOJ, FBI over government surveillance
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13:48 EDTFBFacebook to release anonymous chat application, NY Times reports
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13:33 EDTFBGoogle executive says Google+ here to stay, Re/code reports
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10:47 EDTTWTRTwitter rallies after positive note, levels to watch
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09:36 EDTTWTRActive equity options trading on open
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06:43 EDTFBGM using Facebook, calls to reach out and get recalled cars fixed, AP reports
General Motors (GM) is using Facebook (FB) messages and phone calls to reach out to vehicle owners who have yet to bring in their cars the company has recalled, reports the Associated Press. CEO Mary Barra has also sent a personal letter urging people to get the switches replaced. Reference Link
05:51 EDTTWTRTwitter logged-off strategy could double sales by 2017, says Deutsche Bank
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