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Yelp IPO Filed For 2012 Yelp IPO Filed For 2012

Yelp has filed for its initial public offering. Reports have had it valued between $1.5 billion and $2 billion. The company outlines its growth strategy in the SEC filing: We intend to grow our platform and our business by focusing …

Groupon IPO in October or November? Groupon IPO in October or November?
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There’s been a lot of bad press for Groupon lately. After an internal memo from CEO Andrew Mason trying to boost employee morale in response to the bad press, the SEC started questioning the company more, and its IPO was …

Groupon IPO Reportedly Delayed Groupon IPO Reportedly Delayed
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It appears that Groupon is delaying its IPO. A report from the Wall Street Journal, citing “a person familiar with the matter,” indicates that the company has canceled its IPO roadshow and is “reassessing the timing” of the IPO, which …

Pandora Launches IPO, Market Cap: 2.87 Billion Pandora Launches IPO, Market Cap: 2.87 Billion

It wasn’t that long ago that Pandora was on the verge of going under thanks to royalty issues, but the company survived and went on to become the premier Internet radio service, giving users free music based on the artists …

Groupon FIles for IPO at $750 Million Groupon FIles for IPO at $750 Million

Groupon has filed for a much anticipated IPO, aiming to raise up to $750 million. Last year, the company famously turned down a $6 billion offer from Google. Now it faces growing competition from all sides (including from Google). The …

LinkedIn IPO Doubles Company’s Valuation Overnight [Photos] LinkedIn IPO Doubles Company’s Valuation Overnight [Photos]
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LinkedIn has exceeded all expectations with its initial public offering today, which has been deemed the biggest web IPO since Google’s. Pretty impressive for a social network that isn’t Facebook. When the company announced its pricing for the IPO, it …

LinkedIn IPO Prices Value Company at Over $4 Billion LinkedIn IPO Prices Value Company at Over $4 Billion
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LinkedIn is expected to launch its IPO on Thursday to the tune of 7,840,000 shares of class A common stock. The company said in an SEC filing that it expects shares to sell for $42 – $45. The filing says: …

LinkedIn IPO Expected Thursday LinkedIn IPO Expected Thursday
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It looks like professional social network LinkedIn will open in public markets this Thursday. Rumors of an IPO have been floating around since the beginning of the year. LinkedIn will mark the first major U.S. social network to go public, …

Facebook, Google Weighing Skype Deal? Facebook, Google Weighing Skype Deal?

According to “two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions,” both Facebook and Google are weighing deals with popular video conferencing service Skype. According to Reuters, both Facebook and Google have held discussions about forming joint ventures with Skype, and …

Demand Media Announces Closing of IPO
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Last week, Demand Media launched its initial public offering. Today, the company announced the closing of the IPO of 10,235,000 shares of common stock at $17.00 per share. From the release:

LinkedIn IPO On the Way

Update: From the LinkedIn blog:

LinkedIn Corporation announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. A portion of the shares will be issued and sold by LinkedIn, and a portion will be sold by certain stockholders of LinkedIn.

Can Demand Media Live Up to its $1.5 Billion Valuation?

Demand Media shares are listing today in the New York Stock Exchange under the DMD symbol, as the company’s IPO of 8.9 million shares priced out at $17 a share (above estimates of $114 – $16). 

The IPO raised a reported $151.3 million valuing the company at just under $1.5 billion. 

Demand Media IPO Reportedly Coming Next Week
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Demand Media’s much-anticipated initial public offering is coming next week, according to Kara Swisher, reporting for the Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital. She says numerous sources "with knowledge of the situation" say it will happen after the company’s road show for investors. 

Rumor: Hulu IPO Possible Early Next Year

It’s possible that we’re at last digging out of the recession, given that the Dow’s flirting with 11,000 today.  It’s possible, too, that the people behind Hulu are ready to take advantage of this fact, as a new rumor indicates the company could go public early next year.

Skype Files for IPO

Skype announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering. From the release:

Don’t Expect a Facebook IPO for a Few Years
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke at the Reuters Global Technology Summit on Tuesday, and declined to confirm recent reports that the company had held discussions regarding $150 million in funding (as reported by VentureBeat) and turned down $200 million (as reported by TechCrunch).

eBay Getting Rid of Skype
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Update: paidContent.org is reporting that eBay CEO John Donahoe says that the company is "still open to other offers" and that he will “maximize the value of Skype. Period." Any "reasonable offers" made between now and 2010 (when the proposed IPO is scheduled) will be evaluated.

Web 2.0 Companies Waiting to go Public

At this point, we really haven’t seen a major Web 2.0 company make it through an IPO.

We’ve seen YouTube gobbled up by Google, and MySpace snagged by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. To date, they remain the companies that have truly defined success in the evolving Web 2.0 era.