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Violin Memory’s terminated CEO and unwanted board member Don Basile cannot be dismissed from the board – but has been excluded from all operational matters concerning Violin. He’s in a form of internal exile, as it were, because the board has created an executive committee formed of all the board members except Basile, The …

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violin memory, "industry-wide significance" ?

Was someone at El Reg hitting grandma's sherry a little early this morning?

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Something's fishy here

For pete's sake. Are these violin people so important to such a large proportion of your readership that you have to trot out at least an article per week about their latest twitch and itch? What's going on here? Is somebody getting a back hander somewhere? If they want publicity so badly, can't they just pay for one of those annoyingly huge side adverts on El Reg? Or even one of those full page background ones that hijacks your browsing session as soon as you want to click focus away from an element.

Or is there a journo on the team who can't be bothered to look for fresh ideas and just recycles the same topic to infinity and beyond? Someone enlighten us please, or else forget about the whining violins and spare our souls.

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Re: Something's fishy here

In defense of the Reg ... have you ever seen a larger number of screw-sup then what has transpired with VMEM in such a short period of time ? Consider :

- IPO starts $9 plummets to $7

- Wall Street analysts see earnings are a disaster

- Execs fail to warn 'the street'

- Stock plummets to as low as 2.50.

- CTO, COO and CEO are gone

- A large number of law firms initiate class action lawsuits

Although they have been overly kind to Violin Memory in my humble opinion - it is newsworthy. I do wish they would cover other startups like SolidFire.

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Re: Something's fishy here

"an article per week"

Taking last Friday as a random sample, we published 30 stories. Over the course of a week, that's about 150. During busy months, such as last November, we were doing 40-50 a day, or 200-250 a week. So, that's a small percentage a week about a storage company that talked big, IPO'd at the wrong moment, saw its stock plummet and it fired its CEO.

C.

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Re: Something's fishy here

How come your name no longer has the Reg Hack icon against it?

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The system's a bit temperamental. Sometimes we're officially recognised, sometimes not. Happens to me too.

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"How come your name no longer has the Reg Hack icon against it?"

If I post a comment from the front-end of the website (like every normal reader) I don't get the Reg logo. If I post a comment from our comment moderation system (available to staff) then my posts get a Reg logo. Simples.

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Also where did Mark go ?

Since we are on this topic.

Compare and contrast the S-1 document with the current Board of Directors.

S-1 : http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1407190/000119312513346734/d366503ds1.htm

VMEM site : http://www.violin-memory.com/company/board-of-directors/

The S-1 lists Mark Rosenblatt on the board. Violin Memory's site doesn't have him.

I didn't see an announcement of this. Is this an error ?

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