Technology & Social Media Archive

Mar 04, 2021
Opinion: How virtual shareholder meetings minimize environmental impact
In the wake of pandemic disruption, more issuers than ever held virtual shareholder meetings (VSMs) in 2020. Taking advantage of the latest technologies, companies found that VSMs can maximize convenience and create a rewarding shareholder experience. The cost savings were a great perk, too.   But there’s another side of the story we don’t usually talk about: VSMs generate significantly lower carbon emissions than in-person meetings. This is especially importan...
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Jan 29, 2021
Redditors file class action lawsuit against Robinhood following halt to trading
Robinhood users have filed a class action lawsuit against the broker – popular with millennials as one of the first commission-free investing apps – alleging ‘market manipulation’ after it suspended users from buying shares in GameStop, AMC Entertainment and 11 other companies.  Earlier this week, members of the WallStreetBets sub-Reddit saw a months-long plan to outfox short-sellers come to fruition. The share prices of GameStop, AMC Entertainment, BlackBe...
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Jan 28, 2021
Millions of retail investors convening in Reddit groups and targeting short-sellers
As savvy Reddit users continue to drive up the price of companies like GameStop, AMC Entertainment and BlackBerry and squeeze out short-sellers, calls for regulatory oversight mount.  GameStop’s share price has increased by around 1,745 percent since the beginning of this year, while AMC Entertainment’s stock grew 301 percent yesterday (January 27) alone. As Alex Kirshner wri...
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Jan 22, 2021
The week in investor relations: Unauthorized access, Dimon ‘rakes it in’ and miner moves into asset management
– Intel was this week forced to publish its earnings earlier than planned, reported Bloomberg. The company is looking into whether someone gained early access to part of its earnings announcement on Thursday, and said in a statement: ‘We are investigating reports that non-authorized access may have been obtained to one graphic in our earnings...
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Dec 24, 2020
The story behind HP’s award-winning AGM
HP’s 2020 virtual AGM was not its first rodeo – the company has been holding its annual shareholder meetings online since 2015. But there was a wrinkle: HP was the subject of a proxy contest and hostile tender offer brought by Xerox Corporation. HP was planning to hold an in-person AGM in late spring because of the technical and procedural limitations associated with a proxy contest, which typically do not allow the issue to be resolved via a virtual meeting. HP...
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Dec 09, 2020
Advisory intelligence: Nasdaq’s ConnectIR sees use surge as investor relations goes virtual
Sponsored content This year several IR trends – from changes on the sell side as a result of Mifid II to greater competition for capital and an increasing focus on ESG – combined with a global pandemic, pushing a traditionally tech-cautious IR community to really embrace the online tools at its disposal. As Covid-19 swept us all into a virtual world, James Tickner, assistant vice president and head of product and analytics at Nasdaq IR Intelligen...
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