All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Facebook IPO’

Next Media Animation Takes On Facebook IPO

Come for a childlike Mark Zuckerberg riding a bull down Wall Street and stay Goldman Sachs shaking people down–literally–for whatever’s in their pocket. Then there’s this pertinent question: “if Facebook is worth owning, then why did company insiders dump $9.2 billion in shares?” Of course, the answer to that can be found within the question itself–“Just got paid. It’s Friday …

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Facebook IPO Leaves Winklevoss Twins Speechless (On Twitter)

There’s been a whole lot of chatter about the Facebook IPO today. However, there’s not been much from the Winklevoss Twins, the Harvard duo that founded ConnectU, and made cinematic history in The Social Network with Armie Hammer’s portrayal of them. The twins are regularly engaged on Twitter, giving the world a glimpse into their TV viewing habits and animal …

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Facebook Gets Huge Oregon Tax Break

Facebook has had a huge day! Not only did they have their IPO, but they also dodged a huge bullet today when the Oregon Governor signed a bill today that assesses big data centers for taxes on their local value, not on intangible assets like their national brand. The biil known as the “Facebook Bill” will be signed into law …

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Zuckerberg’s Commemorative Hoodie from Nasdaq

Just before this mornings Facebook IPO, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a crowd of enthusiastic fans gathered outside Wall Street to ring the official bell. During the ceremony Nasdaq’s Bob Greifeld presented Mark with a gift to commemorate the event. Guess what it was? Of course, what else do you give the guy who can afford to buy just about anything, …

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Facebook Dominating Android Says NPD Report

Google, or at least Matt Cutts, may be congratulating Facebook on going public, but they are still rivals. They both want to connect the world in ways that allows them to service customers and sell ads. Google may think it has the home field advantage in specific areas, but Facebook has taken at least one Google property – Android. The …

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Facebook IPO Finally Here, Is Facebook’s Version of AdSense On The Way?

Two years ago, we asked if Google’s AdSense could be in trouble because of Facebook. The premise of this article was essentially: What if Facebook launches its own AdSense-like ad network? Why wouldn’t it? It makes too much sense. Today, of course, Facebook finally went public, and there’s a whole lot of talk about what Facebook might do in the …

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Randi Zuckerberg Present at NASDAQ

Randi Zuckerberg, elder sister of Facebook CEO Mark, left the social media giant last year, to start her own company called RtoZMedia. This didn’t stop her for being present for the ringing of the NASDAQ opening bell this morning in NYC, which brother Mark was notably absent from. Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the IPO from Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters earlier …

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Track Mark Zuckerberg’s IPO Reward in Real-Time

Considering how Friday’s world is revolving around Facebook’s IPO, is there anything more fitting than watching Mark Zuckerberg’s incredible worth fluctuate as Facebook’s stock prices raise and occasionally lower? Thanks to an embeddable widget from the Wall Street Journal, you can now live vicariously through Zuckerberg’s apparently unending wealth. As of this writing, Zuckerberg’s total worth is hovering near the …

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Buying Facebook Stock: Shares Jump to $42, Twitter Weighs In

Buying Facebook stock? Apparently you’re not the only one. Everywhere you turned today, people were either praising, cursing, or analyzing the Facebook IPO. The fantastic stable of writers at WebProNews have been covering the story non-stop today, as have many others who’ve been overwhelmingly interested in how today’s initial trading would unfold on Wall Street. After a nail-biting 30-minute delay …

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Bono: The World’s Richest Rock Star With Facebook IPO?

Bono could become the world’s richest rock musician once opening day of the Facebook IPO is closed. According to MTV News, the tech savvy rocker owns 2.3% of Facebook through his investment group, Elevation Partners. Bono bought the shares back in 2009, shelling up $90 million. A wise investment. His share could be worth over $1.5 billion after today. Going …

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Why Facebook Didn’t Perform As Expected

Despite having the largest retail demand of any IPO in history, this morning’s much anticipated Facebook IPO debuted with less than stellar performance. While some experts expected stock prices to shoot over $70 per share, it only enjoyed a short period at about $45 after which it returned to its pre-negotiated $38 per share price. Business Insider is reporting on …

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VKontakte Loses Appeal Over Allegations Of Copyright Infringement

Are you aware of VKontakte? It’s essentially the Facebook of Russia that was founded by Pavel Durov. You may remember Durov as the guy who gave Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales $1 million on stage in January during the DLD conference. Unfortunately, VKontakte is in a spot of trouble with the law. The Web site, like Facebook, allows people to share …

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