Facebook IPO


Facebook, the world's most popular social networking service, finally made its market debut, making it the largest company to go public in the U.S. The event is having ripple effects throughout the finance and technology worlds. It also leaves Facebook's 900-million-plus members wondering what's next for the pioneering company.

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  • Facebook’s IPO Wasn’t a Huge Hit on Twitter Either, Say Studies

    Facebook’s stock didn’t have the first-day pop that many had predicted. Nor was the initial public offering a breakout hit in Twitter chatter, despite dominating much of the media coverage.

  • Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, and Yes, More Facebook

    Having Facebook fatigue? Hang in there, for at least one more day. To help you navigate the seemingly infinite amount of content out there, here are links to Bloomberg’s latest and greatest stories, blogs and multimedia.

  • Facebook, the Blow by Blow

    Bloomberg News live blogs the start of Facebook trading

  • Remember When Ross Levinsohn Refused to Buy Facebook?

    “We are certainly not paying $2 billion for Facebook.” Those words were uttered on March 30, 2006 by the person who was then president of News Corp.’s Fox Interactive unit. His name: Ross Levinsohn. Yes, the same Ross Levinsohn who was named interim chief executive of Yahoo this week.

  • Coder Heeds Call, Pumps Out Site Predicting Facebook’s Closing Price

    When a prominent investor asked for someone to “please make http://facebookipodayclosingprice.com,” 20-year-old James Proud answered the call.

  • What Social Media Ad Agencies Say About Facebook

    When GM, the third-largest advertiser in the U.S., said it would pull ads from Facebook, it sparked a discussion about the effectiveness of social media advertising. Here is what a handful of companies that manage brands on social media had to say.

  • Time for Sandberg's Bankshot?

    Here’s today’s Facebook bankshot: If Sheryl Sandberg becomes a billionaire today, and has already said she in effect would like to save the world, will her next move be to Washington in a high position in the Obama administration.

  • Why Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Returned to Writing Code

    Mark Zuckerberg has returned to writing code after a six-year hiatus from programming, a fact revealed in Bloomberg Businessweek’s story today on how the Facebook founder hacked the world of Silicon Valley.

  • Instagram Deal Rises by 17% With Facebook’s IPO Pricing

    As if the $1 billion Instagram received for selling its photo-sharing app to Facebook wasn’t enough, the deal’s value has increased by 17 percent in the six weeks since it was announced.

  • Poll: Investors Don’t See Facebook As Good Investment Post-IPO

    Facebook may be one of the most anticipated IPOs, but not so with the investment public. More than 70 percent of those surveyed by WhisperNumber.com last week said they wouldn’t buy the social-networking site’s shares after its initial public offering.

  • Facebook to Debut Personalized Apps Listing

    Facebook plans to introduce an app store in the coming weeks that is customized for each of the social network’s 900-million-plus users, similar to how the site’s News Feed displays content according to a person’s closest friends.

  • Zuckerberg’s Hoodie a ‘Mark of Immaturity,’ Analyst Says

    Mark Zuckerberg is known for having arrived late for a meeting with prospective investor Sequoia Capital and giving a less-than-serious pitch while wearing pajamas. Now, as Facebook preps its initial public offering, Zuckerberg’s wardrobe has not received much of an upgrade.

  • Watch Facebook’s IPO Roadshow Video Presentation

    Check out Facebook’s video presentation, showing what it will present to investors when executives go on the road ahead of an initial public offering. This is a pitch — the company shows plenty of smiling users — but it gives you an idea of how the company sees itself. Hear from Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook execs. Sections include its mission (about a half hour long), finance and future.

  • 'Consumer Reports' Calls Facebook’s Privacy Controls ‘Labyrinthian’

    May 3, 2012 (Tech Blog) — Facebook isn’t clear enough in telling its 150 million users in the U.S. how to protect personal information, according to 'Consumer Reports', which described the social network’s policies and controls as “labyrinthian.”

  • Facebook Files Amended S-1

    April 23, 2012 (Tech Blog) -- Some key takeaways from the S-1 filed by the social network on April 23.

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