I agree that is an issue, they would have a total monopoly in radio. There is really not enough of a market for two competitors in radio, which is in continual decline as we speak, so there may be an exception from anti-trust.
I think Nielsen really wants the PPM technology. The networks are claiming that they are undercounting viewers, which costs them big money. Nielsen denies this, but where there's smoke there's usually fire. At one point, they were partnering with ARB on this technology but jumped ship several years ago. Now, they may have realized that their solution does not work.
That public offering makes no sense - they are raising $1 million - that will be gone in a month. This stock is toast!
Naw, that would never happen. Management wants the cash around so they can stay on the payroll longer.
BTW, does anyone have any idea why they have not hired a CFO in over 2 years?
I doubt it, Kopp is probably using this opportunity to sell.
Look at what has happened:
1. Potential future investment from unknown Chinese company (can anyone find any financial info on Hunchan Baoli?)
2. Possible joint venture in the future with the same mysterious company.
3. No new products in four and 1/2 years.
4. Low gross profit margins.
Baoli states they are making the investment to sell STI's HTS technology in the Chinese market. There is no patent protection for the HTS product. And what Chinese company respects patent rights anyway.
All of this makes these announcements very suspicious to me. I would wait for more concrete evidence that all of this is going to happen before putting my money on the bar.
That is my interpretation of ISCO's PR, taken in concert with SCON indicating that they completed 2 GPAs in Q4.
In any event, the speculation will be over on May 4