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flankenking 4171 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 21, 2013 4:18 AM Member since: Jan 17, 2008
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  • flankenking flankenking Oct 21, 2013 4:18 AM Flag

    "The Streetsweeper-website is run by an individual named Hunter Adams, a felon previously convicted of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, money laundering and racketeering stemming from his participation in "pump-and-dump" stock schemes and his ties to the Gambino organized crime family."

    Source: Motley Fool

  • flankenking flankenking Oct 21, 2013 4:17 AM Flag

    Background on Melissa Davis, partner of Hunter Adams, may be helpful, too.

    I read the article “Melissa Davis of Streetsweeper in Bed with Short Sellers and Convicted Felons”

    The fact that TheStreetSweeper was in cahoots with a hedge fund shorting the stock Davis attacked should speak volumes to investors about the integrity of her reporting and TheStreetSweeper’s real purpose. Davis is a paid hack, not an objective journalist.

    Convicted Racketeer Sits on TheStreetSweeper’s Advisory Board

    Among other journalistic tactics, Ms. Davis is fond of implying current malfeasance by dredging up prior executive sins, as in a June 2010 exposé titled “Ecosphere: A Clean Energy Company with a Dirty CEO?” in which she trumpeted drug convictions that the CEO of Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. incurred more than 20 years ago. Such actions are hypocritical when you consider that a key member of TheStreetSweeper’s “clean up crew” was convicted less than a decade ago of racketeering as well as conspiracy to commit securities fraud and money laundering. Apparently rehabilitation is something that only members of the StreetSweeper team can achieve.

    TheStreetSweeper does not have much of a following, as its ratings are so low it does not even register as a followed site on Quantcast and ranks poorly at Alexa. Nevertheless, everyone loves a good scandal, and such muckraking journalism carries the potential to drive down a company’s stock price–and has successfully done so in the past. Such slanted journalism must therefore be exposed.

    Unreliable Reporting, Not to be Trusted

    We at RedChip applaud the efforts of those who legitimately attempt to uncover stock scams and report them in an objective manner. As for Ms. Davis, her work is couched in innuendo, inflammatory language, misdirection, and logical fallacies. Her heavy reliance upon verbal gymnastics and sensationalism calls her motives into question. In our view, this is one “journalist” whose work just can’t be relied upon.

  • flankenking flankenking Oct 21, 2013 4:16 AM Flag

    The origin Flankenking use as second letter a miniscule l, the criminal ID a majuscule I - and Yahoo tolerating this criminal practice.

    The criminal ID was used from the criminal crime behind The Street Sweeper.

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    Our patented Krillion® localization engine provides aggregated and structured local product shopping data to our business customers and channel partners. We pioneered local shopping search and are committed to the continuous growth of our dynamic platform that supports multi-channel retailers and brands looking to engage consumers wherever they research products and where to buy.

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  • flankenking flankenking Oct 21, 2013 2:05 AM Flag

    I can't understand that the SEC, Finra and the Attorney of New York tolerating such a criminal part of an disclaimer:

    "THE STREET SWEEPER'S OWNERS DO HOLD STOCKS IN COMPANIES THAT ARE REVIEWED ON THIS WEBSITE and will regularly take long or short positions in the securities of any publicly traded company at any time before or after the company is the subject of, or otherwise discussed or referred to in articles or other writing on our website. .................................

    THESE POSITIONS WILL AFFECT OUR OBJECTIVITY. Each investor must make his or her own decisions based on independent research and their judgment of the market as well as consultation with a qualified licensed investment professional."

  • flankenking flankenking Oct 21, 2013 2:03 AM Flag

    "The Streetsweeper-website is run by an individual named Hunter Adams, a felon previously convicted of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, money laundering and racketeering stemming from his participation in "pump-and-dump" stock schemes and his ties to the Gambino organized crime family."

    Source: Motley Fool

  • flankenking flankenking Oct 21, 2013 2:02 AM Flag

    Background on Melissa Davis, partner of Hunter Adams, may be helpful, too.

    I read the article “Melissa Davis of Streetsweeper in Bed with Short Sellers and Convicted Felons”

    The fact that TheStreetSweeper was in cahoots with a hedge fund shorting the stock Davis attacked should speak volumes to investors about the integrity of her reporting and TheStreetSweeper’s real purpose. Davis is a paid hack, not an objective journalist.

    Convicted Racketeer Sits on TheStreetSweeper’s Advisory Board

    Among other journalistic tactics, Ms. Davis is fond of implying current malfeasance by dredging up prior executive sins, as in a June 2010 exposé titled “Ecosphere: A Clean Energy Company with a Dirty CEO?” in which she trumpeted drug convictions that the CEO of Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. incurred more than 20 years ago. Such actions are hypocritical when you consider that a key member of TheStreetSweeper’s “clean up crew” was convicted less than a decade ago of racketeering as well as conspiracy to commit securities fraud and money laundering. Apparently rehabilitation is something that only members of the StreetSweeper team can achieve.

    TheStreetSweeper does not have much of a following, as its ratings are so low it does not even register as a followed site on Quantcast and ranks poorly at Alexa. Nevertheless, everyone loves a good scandal, and such muckraking journalism carries the potential to drive down a company’s stock price–and has successfully done so in the past. Such slanted journalism must therefore be exposed.

    Unreliable Reporting, Not to be Trusted

    We at RedChip applaud the efforts of those who legitimately attempt to uncover stock scams and report them in an objective manner. As for Ms. Davis, her work is couched in innuendo, inflammatory language, misdirection, and logical fallacies. Her heavy reliance upon verbal gymnastics and sensationalism calls her motives into question. In our view, this is one “journalist” whose work just can’t be relied upon.

  • flankenking flankenking Oct 21, 2013 2:01 AM Flag

    The criminal ID was used from the criminal crime behind The Street Sweeper.

  • and Yahoo tolerating this criminal practice.

  • flankenking flankenking Oct 20, 2013 4:10 PM Flag

    The growth of Yelp is from 55.0 million revenues in Q2/2013 to only 58 - 59 million revenues in Q3/2013 (guidance) with only 6.9% for a company with such a high valuation between bad and miserable. The growth of Local Corp from Q2/2013 to Q3/2013 will be higher.

  • flankenking flankenking Oct 20, 2013 4:08 PM Flag

    Sell all your Yelp shares at once: Yelp has only the 2.4-fold revenues of Local Corp, but the 110-fold market-cap!

    Income Statement of Local Corp (Market Cap = 43.47 million):

    • Sequential revenue growth up 6% to $22.7 million in Q2 from $21.5 million in Q1

    • Adjusted EBITDA up 72% to $1.2M in Q2 from $685K in Q1

    Income Statement of Yelp (Market Cap = 4,810 million)

    • Net revenue was $55.0 million in the second quarter

    • Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2013 was approximately $7.8 million, compared to $1.6 million for the second quarter of 2012

  • During all stages of the Mobile Shopping Life Cycle, consumers have the ability to tap into their mobile phones to find products and check pricing and availability based on where they are at the moment.

    This is where those ping alert type apps come in, such as when a consumer is driving or walking by a store they receive an alert of relevance.

    And that’s the key: it has to be a relevant deal.

  • flankenking flankenking Oct 20, 2013 4:04 PM Flag

    And the network-business of Local Corp is more profitable and more sustainable than the business of Yelp, that is very easy to imitate, because it doesn't base on any patent.

    About the network of Local Corp: Our network generates about 50% gross margin and it’s our most profitable business. So growing network revenues is the core objective this year. We have too many network products the hosted business directory solution and a XML feed product. We achieve growth by adding more partner sites, by growing monetization of those sites and by adding new products to each site. So how is our network doing?

    Source: Transcript of last Earning Call on Seeking Alpha Less

    Network revenues net of tax are up 67% year-over-year. We’ve increased the number sites by 8% sequentially, we’re optimizing sites continually and we launched the product in the last quarter to the hosted shopping directory.

    Our shopping directory solution allows us to syndicate local product information to our publishing network and is intended to generate revenue through valuable high margin organic traffic. We’ve been testing our shopping directory in a limited number of sites and are encouraged by a steady increase in traffic per site. We believe that as this solution scale that will contribute to our 2014 bottom line.

  • flankenking flankenking Oct 20, 2013 3:48 PM Flag

    .Maximize Engagement While Minimizing Costs: Save money and time by implementing a fully integrated where-to-buy solution.

  • flankenking flankenking Oct 20, 2013 3:47 PM Flag

    Connect Ready Buyers with Authorized Dealers: Facilitate the buying process by showing consumers a unified view of all their buying options, including which stores have your products in stock.

  • flankenking flankenking Oct 20, 2013 3:06 PM Flag

    The growth of Yelp is from 55.0 million revenues in Q2/2013 to only 58 - 59 million revenues in Q3/2013 (guidance) with only 6.9% for a company with such a high valuation between bad and miserable. The growth of Local Corp from Q2/2013 to Q3/2013 will be higher.

  • flankenking flankenking Oct 20, 2013 3:02 PM Flag

    Take a look at this extreme divergence, which never will lastening:

    Sell all your Yelp shares at once: Yelp has only the 2.4-fold revenues of Local Corp, but the 110-fold market-cap!

    Income Statement of Local Corp (Market Cap = 43.47 million):

    • Sequential revenue growth up 6% to $22.7 million in Q2 from $21.5 million in Q1

    • Adjusted EBITDA up 72% to $1.2M in Q2 from $685K in Q1

    Income Statement of Yelp (Market Cap = 4,810 million)

    • Net revenue was $55.0 million in the second quarter

    • Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2013 was approximately $7.8 million, compared to $1.6 million for the second quarter of 2012 Less

  • flankenking flankenking Oct 20, 2013 3:00 PM Flag

    IP & Technology of Local Corp - No equal exist by Yelp

    Proprietary platform and know-how

    - Real time business, product and services data integration
    - Large scale local/commercial content production and syndication
    - Very large scale CPC ad-serving and distribution
    - Web indexing and local search relevance
    - Very large scale SEO, SEM campaign expertise
    - Local display ad production and syndication
    - Web hosting and local/commercial domain name acquisition


    12 patents issued, 7 pending Key patents

    - Local web indexing (for indexing local web sites across the web)
    - Pay per call for local and commercial searches via a mobile device (multiple patents) The billion dollar industry question: How do we monetize mobile?

    - Dynamic cascading menu search (for product search on tablets and smart phones)
    - Bulk domain registration

    Source: CORPORATE OVERVIEW | 3Q2013

  • Proprietary platform and know-how

    - Real time business, product and services data integration
    - Large scale local/commercial content production and syndication
    - Very large scale CPC ad-serving and distribution
    - Web indexing and local search relevance
    - Very large scale SEO, SEM campaign expertise
    - Local display ad production and syndication
    - Web hosting and local/commercial domain name acquisition


    12 patents issued, 7 pending Key patents

    - Local web indexing (for indexing local web sites across the web)
    - Pay per call for local and commercial searches via a mobile device (multiple patents) The billion dollar industry question: How do we monetize mobile?
    - Dynamic cascading menu search (for product search on tablets and smart phones)
    - Bulk domain registration

    Source: CORPORATE OVERVIEW | 3Q2013

  • flankenking flankenking Oct 20, 2013 12:48 PM Flag

    Maximize Engagement While Minimizing Costs

    Save money and time by implementing a fully integrated where-to-buy solution

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