All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ipo’

Things Smaller Than Mark Zuckerberg

The newest billionaire on the block owes a great deal to you, the Facebook member. If not for the hundreds of millions of people joining the Book of Face, there would be no multibillion dollar IPO. So the next time someone talks about Zuckerberg’s billions, take heart in knowing you had something to do with his success, provided you’re a …

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Facebook IPO Presents New Challenges For The Social Media Giant

Do you love Facebook or do you loathe the very existence of the platform? Your love or hatred can depend on a number of things, but I bet one of the main reasons is privacy. Facebook, as a social media platform, deals in information – your information. Is the IPO going to change how they use your information? It’s pretty …

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Comparing Facebook’s IPO With Other Tech Companies

It’s Facebook IPO day, and the forecast for the stock sale is incredibly strong. Considering the service’s $104 billion estimated worth, which is based on said IPO forecast, chances are it’s going to be a really good day for the Facebook crew. However, how does Facebook’s IPO compare to other tech company public offerings? To be blunt, it doesn’t. Facebook’s …

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Facebook’s “Likers Gonna Like” Poster

Facebook’s Toronto platform strategy team member Sachin Monga snapped a photo of a new printout adorning the wall of his office, set to remind employees that likers gonna like, as the social network files its IPO. The sentiment can also likely be applied to Facebook’s Timeline, which has more than a few haters. The new poster comes after previous motivational …

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Facebook IPO: Are Facebook Credits About To Become More Important?

The Facebook IPO is going live today and everybody is asking a multitude of questions. Is Facebook worth investing in? Is it just a fad? Will it be the biggest tech IPO in history? One question that seems to be getting ignored is what Facebook will do to monetize the platform now that its advertising value has been brought into …

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The Internet Population Boom

Internet marketing agency Customer Magnetism just compiled a new infographic describing the rise of worldwide internet use over the past decade. There’s been 528.1% in growth of internet users since 2000, with 32.7% of world population now online, equalling 2.27 billion people. Google takes the search cake at 66.2%, with Bing and Yahoo coming in at 15.2% and 14.1% respectively. …

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Pre-Facebook IPO All-Night Hacking Tournament

Many people think that at Facebook HQ in California, all of the Facebook coworkers and interns work hard and stay focused around the clock to make sure your favorite social network has all the functionality, uptime, and credibility it needs. This is a very true statement; however, sometimes, some good crazy camaraderie is healthy for the productivity of the business …

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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 one come from Mindjet.Com and gives us a sense of how sometimes, largely hyped IPOs offer very little in the …

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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 investors were already looking for more. Yesterday, Facebook and their underwriters decided they would add 50.6 million more shares and …

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Facebook Stock Prices Expected to Increase

Facebook stock, which is expected to go on sale this Friday, will be a little pricier than some may have anticipated. Although the company planned to sell shares between $29 and $34, the buzz generated during Zuckerberg’s IPO roadshow has caused the price to jump to between $34 and $38. Facebook filed an amendment to their IPO registration with the …

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GM Yanks Facebook Paid Ads, Says Ads Don’t Work

Due to a lack of vim from the company’s paid ads on Facebook, General Motors is said to be planning to pull some advertising funds from the social networking site, according to the Wall Street Journal. The timing of GM’s decision to nix its paid advertising couldn’t come at a worse time for Facebook as it aims to make history …

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Quora Raises $50 Million in Series B Funding

Quora, a sort Q&A site organized by its community of users, has just raised $50 million in Series B funding, with a valuation of $400 million. Co-founder Adam D’Angelo, former CTO at Facebook, put up $20 million of his own money, and Peter Thiel, Benchmark Capital (they had led Series A and Benchmark’s Matt Cohler is on the board), Northbridge …

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