May 16, 2006: Phantom Console Pump and Dump Scheme
2006 – Phantom Entertainment former CEO Timothy Roberts was accused of running a Pump and dump scheme on the Phantom console – a Game system that never came to market. In 2004, he hired a promoter to send faxes stating the Phantom system would ship January 2005. Of course that drove up stock prices in which investors could profit on, including Roberts and the promoter (who got 4 million shares of restricted stock)
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for May 15
- Spaghetti-O’s are introduced
- Sugar Labs extends Sugar OS to EeePC
- OS X Tiger vs. Tiger Direct ruling.