SEC Inspects Social Media Stock Trading


Privately held companies like Facebook and Twitter have been trading their shares and the SEC thinks its time to investigate. With hundred of millions of dollars being thrown around for assets like social gaming company Zynga, the SEC would be interested in just how many shareholders these companies have. By avoiding the public markets, these stock trades are also avoiding SEC regulations. Read the full article at

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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