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Shawn Hess is a staff writer for WebProNews and an expert procrastinator. Follow Shawn on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, and .
Facebook Finally Sets Their IPO Stock Price at $38 Facebook Finally Sets Their IPO Stock Price at $38
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As you may recall, Facebook originally said they would price their stock somewhere between $28 and $34, but as investor interest seemed to outweigh available shares of the company, Facebook and their underwriters decided to add over 50 million more …

Shopping Cart Abandonment Issues [Infographic] Shopping Cart Abandonment Issues [Infographic]

Those who are in the e-commerce business will tell you shopping cart abandonment is major issue. Online shoppers put items in their cart as they are shopping on a particular site, but don’t complete the sale more than 65% of …

Dell Helps Fight Pediatric Cancer with Research Computing Cluster Dell Helps Fight Pediatric Cancer with Research Computing Cluster
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Dell has created a special research computing cluster to go along with the new high performance computing and collaboration cloud used for identifying targeted treatments for pediatric cancer patients. Dell donated the computing cluster to the Translational Genomics Research Institute …

Google Makes Some Refinements to AdSense Reporting Google Makes Some Refinements to AdSense Reporting

Google has made some well-needed upgrades to their AdSense reporting feature that a lot of users have been asking for for awhile. Number one, they have brought back the “all time” button for your reports. If you have used the …

Famous IPOs: Where Are They Now? [Infographic] Famous IPOs: Where Are They Now? [Infographic]

While we sit and wait for the Facebook IPO to get rolling tomorrow morning, I thought it would be nice to take a look at past tech IPOs and see how they have progressed or regressed since going public. This …

Senator Responds to Saverin’s Tax Scheme Senator Responds to Saverin’s Tax Scheme
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We’ve been following Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and his exit from the United States involving him renouncing his US citizenship. According to representatives speaking on Saverin’s behalf, his decision to leave the US has nothing to do with avoiding taxes, …

Kayak Travel Search Engine Going Public Next Week Kayak Travel Search Engine Going Public Next Week
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You might remember Kayak, a popular travel search site, filed for an IPO back at the end of 2010, but poor market conditions caused them to hold off. As Robert Birge, Kayak’s chief marketing officer put it, “some companies have …

PayPal and Coinstar: A Stellar Payment Relationship PayPal and Coinstar: A Stellar Payment Relationship
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Dan Schatt, Head of Financial Innovations at PayPal wants to let consumers know they are “thinking outside the phone”. It sounds kind of corny, but what he’s actually referring to is payment innovations beyond just what benefits smartphone users. Come …

Saverin May Never See the United States Again Saverin May Never See the United States Again

You might remember we’ve been reporting on Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s exit from the United States. He has renounced his United States citizenship and moved to live in Singapore. According to a representative of Saverin’s, the decision has nothing to …

Nielsen and Google AdWords Study Younger TV Viewers Nielsen and Google AdWords Study Younger TV Viewers

Google and Nielsen have partnered up to do some research into people’s television watching habits. What they found was that there’s a significant portion of the population who doesn’t spend that much time watching TV. About 31% of people age …

America’s Entrepreneurs [Infographic] America’s Entrepreneurs [Infographic]

During 2011 there were 6.5 million new businesses created. That works out to about 543,000 per month. That’s an awful lot of new businesses. So why are there so many? One reason actually has to do the downturn in the …

Where Today’s Additional Facebook Shares Came From Where Today’s Additional Facebook Shares Came From
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Earlier today we announced yet another addition to the amount of shares available in the upcoming Facebook Initial Public Offering (IPO). As you may recall, last Friday traders were already calling around looking for more shares, and on Monday, the …

Android and iOS Download 88% of all Apps [Nielsen Study] Android and iOS Download 88% of all Apps [Nielsen Study]

Only about a year ago the number of cellular subscribers who owned smartphones was about 40%. Now the number has reached 50% and it is quickly growing larger. With that trend comes a growing popularity of applications for these mobile …

Google Will Meet With French Regulators Next Week Google Will Meet With French Regulators Next Week

France is heading up an investigation of Google’s new privacy policy and they represent all of Europe’s 27 union states with their inquiry. Google has agreed to meet with them next week to answer questions about the newly implemented policy. …

Google Docs Releases New Research Tools Google Docs Releases New Research Tools

Google is always looking for ways to enhance user experience and they are particularly good at integrating more tools into their existing products. This time they are offering some useful refinements to Google Docs. If you’re a researcher you’re gonna …

Will Facebook’s Priorities Change After Going Public? Will Facebook’s Priorities Change After Going Public?

As we approach the eve of the much anticipated Facebook IPO many are still left wondering how the social networking site is going to satisfy demand from all their shareholders to generate huge returns on those investments. Now as many …

Facebook Co-Founder Severin Could Save $67 Million Facebook Co-Founder Severin Could Save $67 Million

You might recall last Friday when we reported on Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. Eduardo attended Harvard with Mark Zuckerberg and helped Facebook arrange for much of the financing that got it to where it is today. Before the social network …

Facebook Adds 25% More Shares for IPO Facebook Adds 25% More Shares for IPO

Just announced this mourning, Facebook is offering 25% more shares for their upcoming initial public offering. As we reported earlier this week, the IPO was sold out by Monday, and all the shares were spoken for. In fact, last Friday …

Dell Apologizes for Moderator’s Sexist Remarks Dell Apologizes for Moderator’s Sexist Remarks
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Yesterday Dell issued a formal apology for a series of comments made during an event that took place in Copenhagen back in April. They hired Mads Christensen, a personality famous for poking fun at stereotypes, to moderate the Dell-sponsored partner …

Facebook IPO Particulars [Infographic] Facebook IPO Particulars [Infographic]

We’ve been covering the angles all week. First Investors were saying Facebook was way overvalued, next it was that demand had far outweighed the available shares, now, Facebook and their underwriters have issued more than 50 million additional shares to …

Facebook Memoir Coming Soon & Zuckerberg Joins the Elite Facebook Memoir Coming Soon & Zuckerberg Joins the Elite
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Mark Zuckerberg, who just celebrated his 28th birthday on Monday, is the second youngest self-made billionaire in the world, but now also the youngest CEO of a Fortune 1000 company to go public. It is also expected by many that …

Groupon’s Q1 2012 Results Might be Misleading Groupon’s Q1 2012 Results Might be Misleading

Groupon’s shareholders must have been rejoicing over the company’s most recent earnings report even though stock hasn’t quite made it back up to the IPO pricing. In fact, it is the first quarter Groupon’s statement has even reflected a profit. …

Benefits of Digital Food Menus [Infographic] Benefits of Digital Food Menus [Infographic]
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There are new menu labeling laws that are expected to go into effect for 2012 that will require restaurants to display nutritional content for all their menu items. Because this is such a wealth of information it has management and …

Google Chrome Syncs Your Tabs Across Devices Google Chrome Syncs Your Tabs Across Devices

Google has made a valuable update to Chrome which allows you to sink all your tabs across devices. So if you’re looking at something at work and your break ends, you can simply get back to it at home or …