Monthly Archives: June 2014

Bitcoins Seized in Federal Raid of Silk Road Drug Operation

As previously posted, bitcoins have become a popular thing for those interested in expanding their online or digital worlds to the realm of currency. Bitcoin is a virtual currency that is traded through peer-to-peer network software, and an actual online public ledger exists to record these payments. Anyone or any entity can acquire bitcoins and

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CEO Pay Increases Dramatically

A recent article in the New York Times Dealbook discusses a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) that may make you fall over. The EPI has calculated that since 1978, CEO compensation at the biggest corporations has increased by a staggering, almost unimaginable 937%. Before you immediately begin to say “Well wait, how

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The Latest Tax Inversion Merger

As if we thought we may have dropped the issue for a while, a recent merger has again brought up the controversial practice of “tax inversion.” A tax inversion is the reincorporation of a company in a foreign country. By reincorporating, that former American company is no longer bound to pay a certain rate of

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Facebook Increasing Use of User Data for Ads

Users of the internet, which pretty much means all of us, have more than likely noticed how advertisements on websites, or in email account windows and many other sites, are all selling items or services related to things we just recently emailed about or searched for online. Companies have smartly used our personal web surfing

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The Broad Rise of Hostile Takeovers

As reported recently in the New York Times Dealbook, the number of hostile corporate takeovers on large scales has increased significantly, and has done so in more than just one or two major industries. As with many mergers or acquisitions, attempts to negotiate transactions that fail do not necessarily spell the end of a deal.

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Securities Violations Are Still Violations Even With Bitcoins

In recent news it was reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission has made it clear that it intends to enforce securities laws, rules and regulations against users of the new virtual currency known as Bitcoin. The SEC recently fined Erik Voorhees, the co-founder of Bitcoin companies that specifically facilitate the transferring of Bitcoin currency

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Hardware Big in Latest Tech Deals

Silicon Valley may commonly evoke images of brilliant and creative computer programmers hard at work writing the next batch of sophisticated code to create the latest technological innovation and put their companies over the top (if they aren’t already there). The headline-grabbing companies and lucrative mergers and acquisitions in the technology world often have to

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Modifying Bylaws to Shift Fees

The state of Delaware is typically the central hub of corporate residency. Thanks to Delaware’s corporation-friendly laws, which have a range of implications for areas that include taxes, liability and others, companies routinely flock to the Blue Hen State to incorporate. So long as they establish some physical presence in the form of an office,

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Insider Trading Continues to Make Headlines

The act of insider trading is the trading of the securities of a public company – typically stock, bonds or stock options – by a person who has inside information about the company that no one else does. By using non-public information, the trader takes a significant advantage. He or she may know about an

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