Just the hint of news has this puppy jumping. I don't know how big the short position is, but I would think it is an extremely dangerous position to hold. Ichan may be quiet right now, but his presense says a lot. Nuan management knows it is only a matter of time before he applies pressure if he doesn't get his way. If Msft, Apple, or anyone else has an interest in buying Nuan, I expect management would be more than willing to take the money and run. Dealing with Ichan could prove most unpleasant. IMHO.