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Should analysts and bloggers be required to disclose their stock holdings?

February 1, 2016

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An interesting discussion came up that is just now beginning to gain some traction in the social media world. It started as a comment exchange on my post regarding PayStream and Coupa, in which Kelly Barner talked about the best source of information when selecting a possible service provider. Besides a direct one-to-one dialogue between […]

What’s on the menu? Should industry analysts and bloggers have to reveal their revenue source? by Jon Hansen

July 30, 2015

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“Analyst objectivity and accuracy is an issue that is frequently debated. Much of the criticism appears to focus on the business relationships between analysts and the technology providers that are the subjects of their research. In short, analyst firms often rely heavily on revenues from the technology providers they cover.”* In yesterday’s post, I revealed the […]

Why Mickey North Rizza can’t go home again . . . or can she?

June 21, 2013

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In Part 2 of yesterday’s post in which I wrote about Jason Busch’s proclamation that he is moving on regarding his “thinking,” I was posed with an interesting question. If after spending years with a service provider, a journalist/analyst may lack the necessary objectivity to “effectively” cover the market, what are my thoughts if this […]