SEC Rejects Monster Cryptocurrency Filing, Notes ‘Serious Deficiencies’

Monster Changes: Prez/COO & Auditor are Terminated, Three-Man Board is Now Only One In June, after significant outreach by many Strata-gee readers, we posted our take on the Monster Products, Inc. (Monster) S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission … Continue reading

EU Hits Pioneer, D&M, Philips & Asus with Fines for Price Fixing

The European Commission, the EU’s antitrust regulatory unit, after a 17-month investigation of online price fixing and other illegal anti-competitive practices has levied a fine of €111.2 million ($130 million) against four prominent consumer electronics brands, including Pioneer Corp., D&M Holdings … Continue reading

Should the U.S. Government Regulate Tech?

When it comes to politics in today’s world, it is an understatement to suggest that we live in divided times. Although our founding fathers imagined passionate (but healthy) debate leading to the best possible compromise solutions – today, it seems … Continue reading

Polls: Facebook Faces a Major Trust Crisis

Stunning Reversal for Once-Loved FANG Brand Facebook finds themselves square in the middle of a political and public relations fire storm, as news of the firms connection to Cambridge Analytica and the harvesting of the personal data on at least … Continue reading

Far From Legally Dead, Monster Slugs Back at Beats

Beats Gets More Awarded; But Monster Wins a Key Ruling Too When we last visited this legal clash of the titans, a jury had just found that Monster must pay Beats nearly $8 million to reimburse them for the legal … Continue reading

In Battle with Sonos, D&M Takes Yet Another Blow

Sonos Seeks Permanent Injunction Against Infringing Products The battle rages on between D&M Holdings and Sonos over the patent infringement lawsuit brought by Sonos in 2014 against the HEOS by Denon line, and in which Sonos won the first set … Continue reading

Yet Another Investor Sues Gibson Over Soured Deal

The Plot Thickens in This Sales Triangle Just last week, we learned that real estate investment company Somera Road filed a lawsuit in the Davidson County Chancery Court in Nashville, alleging that Gibson Brands had reneged on a deal to … Continue reading