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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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September 8, 2014
10:00 EDTFBFacebook may soon enter China, DoNews reports
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09:40 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL TWTR TSLA YHOO BAC FB MSFT NFLX GILD MCD
09:18 EDTTWTRTwitter confirms test of 'Buy' button for select U.S. users
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06:34 EDTFBFacebook's Zuckerberg sees WhatsApp reaching up to 3B users, WSJ reports
Speaking at an event in Mexico City, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says messaging service WhatsApp could reach two to three billion users through a tie-up with Facebook, though WhatsApp will stay an independent service, the Wall Street Journal reports. Facebook agreed to pay $19B for WhatsApp earlier this year. Reference Link
September 7, 2014
14:24 EDTFBFacebook CEO ready to spend billions to spread internet access, Bloomberg says
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September 5, 2014
11:51 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; VALE FB
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09:42 EDTTWTRTwitter management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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09:35 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL GILD TSLA YHOO WFM SLW ABX GOOG FB BIDU
07:06 EDTFBFacebook rolls out three-step privacy check up to all users, WSJ reports
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September 4, 2014
16:00 EDTTWTROptions Update; September 4, 2014
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06:38 EDTTWTRTwitter CFO hints at better search, improved algorithm, group chats, WSJ says
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September 3, 2014
16:01 EDTTWTROptions Update; September 3, 2014
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13:52 EDTFBSamsung collaborates with Oculus to introduce the Gear VR
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11:35 EDTTWTRStocks with call strike movement; BBRY TWTR
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09:36 EDTFB, TWTRActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL TSLA TWTR PBR C GILD NFLX FB BIDU
08:03 EDTTWTRTwitter management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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September 2, 2014
16:00 EDTTWTROptions Update; September 2, 2014
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11:32 EDTTWTRStocks with call strike movement; BBRY TWTR
BlackBerry (BBRY) March 12 call option implied volatility decreased 6% to 48, Twitter (TWTR) December 57.5 call option implied volatility increased 5% to 48 according to IVolatility.
09:41 EDTTWTR, FBActive equity options trading on open
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06:34 EDTFBEU sends questionnaire to rivals over Facebook-Whatsapp deal, WSJ says
European Union officials have sent a second wave of questions to competitors and customers of Facebook and Whatsapp, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to a questionnaire, EU officials are trying to understand what separates a social network from the messaging application and get to the heart of the competitive landscape. Reference Link
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