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Mark Jamison

A New Twitter Is a Threat to Meta, Not to Democracy

With Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter, many are worried about what that could mean for speech on the platform. Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison says they shouldn’t be worried, unless they are Mark Zuckerberg. 

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The double-edged sword of being politically correct at work

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Imagine that over the weekend, you heard a joke that made you laugh so hard that tears streamed down your face and your stomach cramped. At the time, you couldn’t wait to share this joke with your

Jay Ritter

Ostin Tech Stock Plunged 88% in a Cautionary Tale for IPO Investors

What a difference a day makes. On Thursday, Ostin Technology GroupOST –21.26%, a Chinese supplier of display modules, gave back most of the 892% gain from its first day as a publicly traded company.  The IPO market has seen quite

Mark Jamison

Mark Jamison: Exploring the Metaverse

Last year, Facebook rebranded itself as Meta, signaling its shift from traditional social media to a big bet on the so-called metaverse. This network of 3D, online spaces is accessed through virtual reality headsets like Meta’s Oculus and promises to

Jay Ritter

Steinway Musical Instruments Looks to Hit Right Note With IPO

Steinway Musical Instruments plans to go public as it continues to mix tradition with innovation. But is this the right time for an IPO?  Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter weighs in in this story from The Street. 

Jay Ritter

The SEC Has Signaled More Oversight of SPACs. Big Banks Are Getting the Message.

With SPACs, “you’ve got the people involved as a sponsor and you can check their criminal record, but it’s not like you have to spend a huge amount of time in due diligence,” explains Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter.  Read

Mark Jamison

Elon Musk Should Create a New Kind of Common Carrier

“Elon Musk created a stir by becoming Twitter’s largest shareholder and then offering to buy the company outright,” writes Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison. “He says he wants to create a public platform that is

Aner Sela

How smartphones influence purchasing behavior, human interaction

In 2020, City Furniture Professor Aner Sela researched how behaviors change when people do certain activities on their phones rather than on a computer or in person. The study found that when people purchased items on their cell phones, they

Jay Ritter

Beijing is scrambling to keep the U.S. from kicking Chinese firms worth $1.4 trillion off Wall Street. But Congress is in no mood for compromise

While Beijing suggests a deal is imminent, there is “still quite a distance” between the two governments’ positions, says Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter, who focuses on initial public offerings (IPOs). Read more of Ritter’s insights in this story from Fortune. 

Jay Ritter

The JOBS Act, 10 years later

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his IPO insights for this story about the JOBS Act, which celebrated its 10th birthday on Tuesday. Signed into law by President Obama to great bipartisan fanfare, it was intended to increase the number