I think the big problem for TINY is that it's current value is $3 (cash, NPTN, and SZYM) plus future potential. There was an article just yesterday about how more than half of Americans think another "great depression" is coming, and almost all economic indicators are negative right now... employment is still declining, housing is still declining, debt is still rising, etc, etc.
No matter how bright the potential is for TINY portfolio companies, if you think we're looking at a depression or even a double-dip on the recession, there's a great chance of many of TINY's companies burning out no matter how great their product or business is. What we really need is an overall shot of confidence in the economy and the markets, and then we'll see TINY rocket upward quickly.... but we need that solid confidence in at least the short and mid-term future which does not exist today.
five years ago nanotech was all the rage - business week did a cover story on it, and apparently cursed it - much like the 'sports illustated' cover story curses - once an industry falls out of favor on wall st, it often takes a long time to come back to reality - hang tough, it will happen, the question is when - good luck to all of us longs
If there is a core of traders who play this for 10% moves either way it doesn't take that much to move this very small cap stock. It is annoying to see it fail to gain traction from the Solazyme IPO, but the overall market isn't helping at all.