John Paczkowski

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Palm: We’re Desperate, Get Used to It

superpreWith no more than $220 million in cash on hand, Palm’s working capital position is…how can I put this delicately…abysmal. So news that the company is remarketing a bit of stock to keep itself afloat shouldn’t come as a surprise. This morning Palm (PALM) said it was exercising its right to remarket 18.5 million common shares originally acquired by Elevation Partners back in January. Under the terms of the arrangement, Elevation will recoup the $49 million it originally paid for the shares, and Palm will receive any net proceeds beyond that amount. Right now, Palm is trading at around $6.30. So the company could do quite well in the sale. And it certainly needs to, for obvious reasons. “These proceeds would be used to strengthen Palm’s working capital position and to further bolster the resources Palm is devoting to the launch of the Palm Pre and future product-development efforts,” Palm said in a statement.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald