Patrick Byrne

  • Overstock, Patrick Byrne

    Patrick Byrne Goes Undercover Again

    In an quarterly conference call yesterday, CEO Patrick Byrne said he does not post anonymously on internet message boards like the detestable Rahodeb Mackey, a claim Gary Weiss proved fallacious long ago. What’s interesting about yesterday’s call, which ran for over an hour in the late morning and early afternoon, is that Byrne actually […]

    / Aug 1, 2007 at 3:59 PM
  • Gary Weiss, Overstock, Patrick Byrne

    Overstock CEO Admits To Anonymous Message Board Posts

    Although Gary Weiss has been on to him months, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne admitted to “pulling a Mackey” last night, writing on the Overstock website that, like Whole Foods CEO John “Rahodeb” Mackey, he posted on company-related message boards pseudonymously. Byrne’s admission comes in response to this New York Times article, where he told reporters […]

    / Jul 23, 2007 at 1:39 PM
  • CEOs, Companies, Overstock, Patrick Byrne

    Chief Audit Director Jumps Ship From Overstock

    Against all odds, the story of Overstock continues to get worse. The company has been a laughing stock to almost anyone who can be bothered to think about it anymore. It’s the focus of an SEC investigation. It is run by a chief executive whose name—Patrick Byrne—long ago became synonymous with wacky conspiracy theories. It […]

    / May 29, 2007 at 1:10 PM
  • Overstock, Patrick Byrne, short selling

    Sleazey McSleaze Admits To Sleaziness

    You remember AntiSocialMedia.Net, right? No? Yeah, we were doing out best trying to forget it also. It’s the website hosting what the New York Post describes as “bitter attacks … on the message board critics, accusing them of participating to various degrees in a conspiracy to malign the anti-naked short selling movement that supports.” […]

    / Jan 12, 2007 at 4:02 PM
  • Overstock, Patrick Byrne

    Gary Weiss Reads Patrick Byrne So You Don’t Have To

    Gary Weiss, the author of Wall Street Versus America, picks some choice excerpts from Overstock.Com CEO Patrick Byrne’s blog and issues a promise to be the internet’s personal Patrick Byrne watchdog. Rest assured that there is no need to actually visit Byrne’s blog or stay up late to follow his fave message board (where he […]

    / Aug 7, 2006 at 9:06 AM
  • Earnings Reports, Overstock, Patrick Byrne

    Jedi Knight Patrick Byrne Has A Way to Beat the Sith Lords

    Gary Weiss, author of Wall Street Versus America, listened to the Overstock.Com conference call so you wouldn’t have to. Not surprisingly, CEO Patrick Byrne found time to talk about things other than his company’s $0.78 per share net loss in the second quarter. Things like dastardly short-sellers and how shareholders might prevent them from pushing […]

    / Jul 28, 2006 at 3:02 PM
  • Board of Directors, Overstock, Patrick Byrne

    OSTK Directors: Board or Bored?

    Jeff Matthews asks a completely reasonable question: what is going on with the Board of Directors of Overstock.Com? At least a few of the directors seem to be sensible, well-regarded folks. Are they celebrating yesterday’s subpoena news with CEO Patrick Byrne? Or are they just bored with being directors and not really paying attention? I […]

    / May 11, 2006 at 2:23 PM
  • Herb Greenberg, James Cramer, Patrick Byrne

    Byrne/Cramer/Greenberg, with a 2-For-1 Chewbacca Kicker

    Gary Weiss points out that Overstock’s Patrick Byrne has been hanging out in the comments section of the Israpundit blog** lately defending himself against charges of anti-Semitism stemming from some commentary he made about Tom Friedman. Then he somehow laterals into a discussion of Jim Cramer and Herb Greenberg talking about him: I do not […]

    / Apr 25, 2006 at 1:33 PM
  • Companies, Google, Hedge Funds, Overstock, Patrick Byrne, Riggs Bank, Yahoo

    Write-Offs: 03.29.06

    $$$ Credit where credit’s due: we all have Overstock’s Patrick Byrne to thank for making conference calls fun again. But let’s face it: they’re even better when you record them and have them read by monkeys in wigs and sunglasses. (See also here and here.) $$$ What’s the first result when you type “finance” into […]

    / Mar 29, 2006 at 3:41 PM

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