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Facebook investors know exactly whom to blame »

Is it Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and chief executive officer? Someone else at the social- networking website? Morgan Stanley (MS), the bank that led the deal? Nasdaq, which botched the stock’s early trading? If you lost money on Facebook shares, which have given up about half their value since the company’s IPO, the answer is: none of these.

Facebook investors know exactly whom to blame »

Is it Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and chief executive officer? Someone else at the social- networking website? Morgan Stanley (MS), the bank that led the deal? Nasdaq, which botched the stock’s early trading? If you lost money on Facebook shares, which have given up about half their value since the company’s IPO, the answer is: none of these.

— 1 year ago with 69 notes
#Facebook  #IPO  #long reads  #tech 
Do you know your Facebook fan are VITAL to grow your business? For that matter, if you’re a fan of Facebook (though you’re the Facebook small investor, the average-Joe punter), you’re helping Facebook to grow its business. Until, you get in touch with your financial adviser!
Also read: Confused About Facebook’s IPO Flap? Here’s What It Means To You

Do you know your Facebook fan are VITAL to grow your business? For that matter, if you’re a fan of Facebook (though you’re the Facebook small investor, the average-Joe punter), you’re helping Facebook to grow its business. Until, you get in touch with your financial adviser!

Also read: Confused About Facebook’s IPO Flap? Here’s What It Means To You

— 2 years ago with 43 notes
#comics  #Facebook  #IPO  #social media  #social networking  #tech 
theatlantic:

The Sorry Six-Day History of Facebook, Inc: A Glitch, a Snitch, and a Tumble

It wasn’t bad enough for Facebook to see its stock cascade by 18% — or seven points — since its delayed and disappointing Friday IPO. No, the real story lurks behind the numbers: the disastrous performance of the overwhelmed stock exchange and new rumors that Facebook might have broken the law before its first minute as a public company by leaking exclusive news about its earnings to large banks, who then went ahead and told big investors to sell Facebook at the opening.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

The Sorry Six-Day History of Facebook, Inc: A Glitch, a Snitch, and a Tumble

It wasn’t bad enough for Facebook to see its stock cascade by 18%  or seven points  since its delayed and disappointing Friday IPO. No, the real story lurks behind the numbers: the disastrous performance of the overwhelmed stock exchange and new rumors that Facebook might have broken the law before its first minute as a public company by leaking exclusive news about its earnings to large banks, who then went ahead and told big investors to sell Facebook at the opening.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

— 2 years ago with 86 notes
#Facebook  #IPO  #Mark Zuckerberg  #news  #tech 
The Facebook Offering

While it may not be quite as compelling as The Liz Lemon Hair Timeline, there’s certainly something engaging about this Facebook IPO Infographic. Namely, it that it shows Facebook surpassing Google in terms of value and likely being valued around $135 billion by the end of day on Friday. If that number doesn’t blow your mind you aren’t thinking about it hard enough.

Exactly. Another fact that can blow-your-mind: As the trading began, two of the top three search terms on Google Trends were “Facebook stock” and “Facebook IPO.”
Further reading: The Internet at the Dawn of Facebook

The Facebook Offering

While it may not be quite as compelling as The Liz Lemon Hair Timeline, there’s certainly something engaging about this Facebook IPO Infographic. Namely, it that it shows Facebook surpassing Google in terms of value and likely being valued around $135 billion by the end of day on Friday. If that number doesn’t blow your mind you aren’t thinking about it hard enough.

Exactly. Another fact that can blow-your-mind: As the trading began, two of the top three search terms on Google Trends were “Facebook stock” and “Facebook IPO.”

Further reading: The Internet at the Dawn of Facebook

— 2 years ago with 35 notes
#Facebook  #infographics  #IPO  #social media  #social networking  #tech 
"In many ways, Facebook’s story is the most modern example of the American dream gone right. Some would argue that those who have gotten rich from the company should pay some dues back into the system that enabled that success. As billionaire Mark Cuban has written on his blog, the ‘most patriotic thing you can do’ is ‘bust your ass and get rich. Make a boatload of money. Pay your taxes.’"
— 2 years ago with 33 notes
#Facebook  #IPO  #tech 
"Facebook has close to a billion active users, but it makes a remarkably tiny amount from each one: about $5 per year."
— 2 years ago with 60 notes
#Facebook  #IPO  #social media  #tech 
8bitfuture:

The Facebook IPO: The interesting bits.
Normally when I hear sharemarket or business news I struggle to stay awake, but this week it’s hard not to hear about the upcoming Facebook IPO. Here’s some of the more interesting facts:
Facebook has revealed they have 845 million active monthly users, with 100 billion connections between them.
After a salary of $600,000 in 2012, Mark Zuckerberg will drop that to only $1 in 2013 - following the style of Steve Jobs, and Google’s Eric Schmidt and Larry Page.
Mark Zuckerberg spent $700,000 on private plane use in 2011, but has only just bought his first house.
A graffiti artist who was commissioned for a piece at Facebook’s headquarters seven years ago is set to receive almost $200,000,000 from the deal, after Sean Parker (President of Facebook at the time) paid him in shares.
Not everyone is sure that Facebook is worth the $100 billion indicated by the IPO, with Andy Borowitz tweeting that “The only way Facebook is worth $100 billion is if all of those sheep in Farmville are real”
Zynga (the company behind Facebook games Farmville and Texas Hold ‘Em Poker) are responsible for 12 percent of Facebook’s revenue.
Facebook has $6.3 billion in assets, including a $3.9 billion pile of cash and 89 patents. 
Facebook makes an average $4.39 each year from each user.
There are 250 million photos uploaded to Facebook every day, and 2.7 likes and comments per day.
The initial public offering of shares is trying to raise $5 billion, which would value the company at $100 billion.

8bitfuture:

The Facebook IPO: The interesting bits.

Normally when I hear sharemarket or business news I struggle to stay awake, but this week it’s hard not to hear about the upcoming Facebook IPO. Here’s some of the more interesting facts:

  • Facebook has revealed they have 845 million active monthly users, with 100 billion connections between them.
  • After a salary of $600,000 in 2012, Mark Zuckerberg will drop that to only $1 in 2013 - following the style of Steve Jobs, and Google’s Eric Schmidt and Larry Page.
  • Mark Zuckerberg spent $700,000 on private plane use in 2011, but has only just bought his first house.
  • A graffiti artist who was commissioned for a piece at Facebook’s headquarters seven years ago is set to receive almost $200,000,000 from the deal, after Sean Parker (President of Facebook at the time) paid him in shares.
  • Not everyone is sure that Facebook is worth the $100 billion indicated by the IPO, with Andy Borowitz tweeting that “The only way Facebook is worth $100 billion is if all of those sheep in Farmville are real”
  • Zynga (the company behind Facebook games Farmville and Texas Hold ‘Em Poker) are responsible for 12 percent of Facebook’s revenue.
  • Facebook has $6.3 billion in assets, including a $3.9 billion pile of cash and 89 patents.
  • Facebook makes an average $4.39 each year from each user.
  • There are 250 million photos uploaded to Facebook every day, and 2.7 likes and comments per day.

The initial public offering of shares is trying to raise $5 billion, which would value the company at $100 billion.

(Source: thedaily.com, via 8bitfuture)

— 2 years ago with 36 notes
#Facebook  #IPO  #social media  #tech