Get Ready For Some Fireworks: Activist Investor Carl Icahn Sets His Sights On Netflix, Taking A 10% Stake

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http://techcrunch.com – Carl Icahn could be on the warpath again, this time with Netflix as his target. Through a number of investment vehicles, Icahn has taken what amounts to a 9.98 percent stake in the subscription video company. Icahn, of course, is best known as an activist shareholder who advocates for change in companies that he believes are not well run, and as a result, undervalued. He spent several years agitating the top brass at Yahoo, after founder and then-CEO Jerry Yang turned down a $45 billion acquisition offer from Microsoft. (Just some perspective: Yahoo’s current market cap is under $20 bill (IT news)