Tag: technology

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Brocade tries to rev it up…
November 1, 2011—Late Friday, when, as footnoted regulars know, the Friday night dump opens for business, we came across this interesting 8-K filed by Brocade Communications (BRCD), a former high-flying stock back in the day. While the filing itself had some seemingly routine raises — bumping CEO Michael Klayko’s salary up to $800,000 from the $775,000 he […]

Netflix states the obvious…
October 28, 2011—Even if you’re not a Netflix (NFLX) customer or own a share of their stock, chances are you’ve caught a headline or two about their woes, which can easily be summarized like this: bad decision-making on the part of the company’s senior executives. (This WSJ video does a nice job of summarizing the issues). To […]

JDS Uniphase Corporation
October 25, 2011—

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A new debate over an old filing…
June 6, 2011—Here at the footnoted Global Campus (location: the Cloud), we pride ourselves for a pretty unusual day job: There aren’t a lot of people in this world who spend most of their time reading and writing about Securities and Exchange Commission filings. That said, plenty of people do it at least occasionally, and sometimes what […]

News Corp
November 4, 2010—

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NetApp “Sky High” in More Ways Than One…
July 15, 2010—On July 12, NetApp, Inc. (NTAP) announced an —enhanced integration with Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) that will help small- and medium-size businesses afford —enterprise-class data protection solutions offered by cloud service providers. In other words, cloud computing used to be too expensive for a lot of companies; now they might be able to afford it. But […]

On Palm’s generous pre-deal grants…
April 29, 2010—By now, the news that Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has agreed to buy Palm (PALM) is well known. But one of the things we like to do here at footnoted is look at the filings for interesting patterns once a deal is announced. It didn’t take us long to find this 8-K that was filed on April […]

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Vision not Clouded by Greenhouse Gases…
February 18, 2010—Although the relentless winter weather may seem like more of a concern right now than greenhouse gases (GHG), a lot of companies have been mentioning them lately in their SEC filings. Last month, the SEC issued some guidance on this topic. Still, there’s no formal rules as of yet. But with 10Ks flowing fast and […]

Dell quietly settles shareholder suit…
December 4, 2009—You wouldn’t have picked this up in Dell’s (DELL) earnings announcement a few weeks ago or in the follow-up conference call, but it was buried in the 10-Q that Dell filed yesterday afternoon: Dell has agreed to settle a long-standing shareholder lawsuit over accounting issues and insider trading by executives to the tune of $40 […]

On Veteran’s Day and late filers…
November 11, 2009—Today is Veteran’s Day, which means that the SEC (and all federal offices) are closed, even though the markets are open. Given that Monday was a big deadline for (mostly) third quarter Qs, it gives us a chance to play catch up and check in on those companies that couldn’t make it to the church […]