by Mike Masnick
Tue, Aug 7th 2007 1:53pm
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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