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Netflix’s Abuse of the SEC

Posted by on April 23rd, 2013

First, CEO Reed Hastings discloses material information on Facebook. Then he gets hit with a Wells Notice from the SEC alleging he violated Regulation Fair Disclosure. Then he is exonerated on April 2 and the SEC throws the IR industry into a tizzy by stating that social media is an acceptable means for public companies […]

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Jeff Corbin’s Letter to the SEC

Posted by on April 23rd, 2013

April 19, 2013 Thomas Kim, Esq. Chief Counsel Securities and Exchange Commission Washington, D.C. 20549 Dear Mr. Kim: I want to thank you for your letter of February 26 responding to mine of January 23, 2013.  I wanted to follow up with respect to the SEC’s statement on April 2 embracing social media as an […]

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Social Media Disclosure Update: Where Should Companies Begin?

Posted by on April 10th, 2013

An article in this week’s Wall Street Journal reported that companies are being extremely cautious when approaching social media after last week’s SEC statement allowing for them to use social media in public company communications.  One of the primary reasons for this is that social media is such a behemoth of a concept that it […]

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Is someone at the SEC really listening? – A significant clarification on the use of social media and Regulation Fair Disclosure for Public Companies

Posted by on April 3rd, 2013

In January of this year, I wrote the SEC criticizing their decision to possibly bring a claim against Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) for violation of Regulation Fair Disclosure.  I reminded them that it had been almost 5 years (August 2008 to be precise) since the regulatory body had issued its last bout of guidance.  It was […]

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The SEC, Social Media and Investor Relations

Posted by on December 18th, 2012

This morning I had the opportunity to deliver a lecture on social media and investor relations to the Israeli Investor Relations Forum, a group of IR officers from prominent Israel’s companies including: Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, Delek Group and many others. Similar to U .S. public companies, Israel’s public companies that trade on the U.S. […]

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