Rambus The Latest To Have 'Insider' Posting Anonymously On Message Boards

from the long-or-short? dept

Last month the news came out that the CEO of Whole Foods was (anonymously) active on stock message boards about the company's stock. It really shouldn't be that surprising that top insiders would pay some attention to the stock message boards -- and the temptation must be pretty strong to step in, especially when some questionable comments come up. In fact, it's almost surprising we haven't seen more such stories. The latest is that the wife of Rambus' CEO was apparently quite active on certain stock message boards defending the company and the CEO specifically on many occasions. Of course, what makes this even more interesting is that Rambus is famous for having really rabid stock message board followers (who have attacked us in the past for questioning the strategy of the company that some believe is not much more than a glorified patent troll). So, we have to wonder if it was some of that rabid fandom that resulted in the CEO's wife taking part... or was it family and friends who helped build up that core group of blind supporters?


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    Greg, Aug 7th, 2007 @ 2:01pm

    Whoa, Rambus is still around? That's a shock.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 7th, 2007 @ 2:05pm

    OMG how DARE you say anything bad about Rambus! patent trolling is a legitimate business model that helps spur innovation! i LOVE Rambus, they are the best company evereverEVER!

     

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    Ramboid, Aug 7th, 2007 @ 2:46pm

    She used the name clarissamehitable at investorvillage.com
    I would suggest that Rambus nay-sayers visit rambus.org
    to find out what has transpired since 1997. It is the most
    comprehensive web site documenting Rambus news and court cases. In a matter of minutes you can determine whether
    Rambus is an eagle or penguin.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 7th, 2007 @ 2:54pm

    hey guys you should buy this stock, the company is leading edge tech!!!!! I tell you what, you are gonna get rich buying this stock


    also have viagra for sale

     

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    Lucretious, Aug 7th, 2007 @ 3:09pm

    I hear that the CEO of Rambus was found in the family tool-shed with his dog, a jar of Peter Pan™ and his shorts around his ankles.....


    *raises hands up in mock surrender*

    thats just a little something I heard though so don't quote me on it.

     

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    Stephen, Aug 7th, 2007 @ 6:53pm

    so what

    What kind of moron takes investment advice from a message board that anyone can game? So what if a CEO anonymously touting his company? Serves people right for not doing objective research and taking some strangers word at face value.

     

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    Penguin, Aug 7th, 2007 @ 8:08pm

    How dare you insult Penguins!

    "...Rambus is an eagle or penguin."

    Should read:`...Rambus is an eagle or a rock.'

     

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    John Doe, Aug 8th, 2007 @ 3:41am

    Why has the Government not closed Rambus down yet!

    Rambus is such a shady company that the government should just do the ethical thing and shut them down.

     

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    Message Fan, Aug 8th, 2007 @ 5:58am

    Message boards search

    Not another one! Look at these guys www.boardcentral.com - you can search all 14 largest financial message boards with a single click, pretty cool.

     

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    Friend Of Boy Toy, Aug 8th, 2007 @ 8:44am

    Re: A Coward

    LOL. I heard somebody's wife said the viagra you sell doesn't work.

    On the other hand, apparently the PS3 fanboys love the RMBS IP in their systems.

     

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    Seek the truth, Aug 16th, 2007 @ 2:22pm

    Rambus is the victim of IP theft from many RAM manufacturers such as Samsung, Elpida, Hynix, et. al. I can't see why anyone would deny this... executives from these manufacturers are doing jail time for it as we speak. Its pretty simple, Rambus invented the technology, the manufacturer sold it without a license. The nature of the U.S. legal system is not in Rambus' favor. It takes years, perhaps decades to prove the damages.

    I would also add that Rambus stock is almost certainly manipulated, maybe not by insiders, but by forces on Wallstreet. The classic moment was last year just prior to the verdict in the Hynix trial when a false rumor that Rambus had lost the trial caused the stock to plunge. The Jim Cramer types then bought low at around $21 and sold a few minutes later at over $40 after the verdict in favor of Rambus was announced.

    Moral of the story: If you are going to buy it, buy it now at $12.46 not next year at $47.

     

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    me, Feb 24th, 2009 @ 9:47am

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    ALSO YOU MUST SEND OUT THIS MESSAGE TO AT LEAST 200 NEWS GROUPS, BLOGS AND EMAIL ADDRESS'S TO START TO NOTICE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MONEY BEING SENT TO YOUR PAY PAL ACCOUNT.

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 28th, 2011 @ 10:45pm

    Re:

     

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