In the months before Facebook became a public company in May 2012, shares in the social media network were the most sought-after…
On February 1, 2012, Facebook filed an S-1 document with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $5 billion in…
Look out, below! Facebook (s FB) stock marked the return from the long weekend by tumbling nearly ten percent to an afternoon low of $28.87.
Once protected by the hype bubble, Facebook is getting a hard lesson in the realities of the public markets. Despite the massive build-up to its IPO today, the market response has been more tepid than expected.
We’ve tracked down Facebook’s past revenues and valuations — in this handy-dandy infographic.
Feeling overwhelmed with all the Facebook chatter? Is all this talk of the IPO making you yearn for the weekend already? Well, we are going to make life a little easier for you and find you best stuff for you to read. Keep checking often.
The time for talking has passed, and the time for buying has begun. We’re tracking what could be one of the biggest IPOs in American history–and what will almost certainly be the biggest tech IPO ever–in this post.
In the run-up to Friday’s big IPO, here are 10 startups that owe (at least part of) their success to Facebook.
Facebook has been criticized recently for its lackluster performance as an advertising platform, but the giant social network has other ways of monetizing its vast user base that could have even more growth potential — including Facebook Credits. Could it become a networked version of PayPal?
Following the jaw-dropping $50 million funding of Quora, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based knowledge community, folks from New York-based research firm, CB Insights crunched some data and came up with these following stats about the Facebook mafia – aka people who left Facebook to start their own companies.
If Facebook’s future is mobile, it may not be enough for it to merely secure a piece of the mobile ad market. It will need to have an outsized impact on the industry.
With Facebook’s IPO scheduled for later this week, we decided to poll GigaOM readers and other technology watchers on the company’s longer-term prospects. So put the immediate future out of your mind, and think about how Facebook might evolve in the next 2 to 5 years.
Facebook users on Android, iOS and mobile browsers aren’t stuck with postage-sized pictures and posts any more. Facebook announced on Monday that it now supports full-sized pictures on all three platforms as well as posts that will automatically scale from edge-to-edge of a handheld device.
What Billy Beane is to baseball, Dave McClure wants to be technology startups. And like Beane, he is willing to go anywhere in the world to find a slight edge to beat his richer, bigger and fancier rivals on Sand Hill Road.
I had no idea that Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodie would be such a big deal. I bet you even he didn’t think it would be such a big deal. The hoodie, by now is as much part of Zuckerberg’s persona as black turtleneck was for Steve Jobs.
Facebook on Wednesday updated its S-1 document to the Securities and Exchange commission for its planned initial public offering, and it’s a veritable data dump of new information about the social networking company. We dug through it so you don’t have to.
What a week! Most of the world was obsessing over the mother of all IPOs — Facebook. So no surprise, I had to include some good writing on the subject. I have already started looking beyond the social internet and got some good pointers for that.
As everyone awaits the $100-billion Facebook IPO, the biggest question hanging over the offering is whether it marks the beginning of a new era for Facebook — or if it’s just a massive cashing-out exercise, a sign that this generation’s version of AOL has peaked?
Facebook is said to be making concrete steps toward its planned initial public offering, talking to bankers and getting regulatory filings in order for a spring 2012 IPO, according to the Wall Street Journal. This news is in line with previous reports about Facebook’s IPO plans.
Those who think the IPO market is in the pits have short memories. Data from the last 20 years shows the bubble of the late 1990s was the exception, not the rule, when it comes to IPOs. That’s why they called it a bubble.
Facebook’s S-1 could come as early as October of this year, CNBC reported on Monday. Facebook is said to be targeting the first quarter of 2012 for its IPO, which could value the social network at more than $100 billion, according to the report.
Despite a lot of talk about a Facebook initial public offering, early investor and director Peter Thiel says don’t count on it until 2012. Thiel, who was extremely critical of the regulatory environment when speaking to Fox Business about what comes next for technology.
Facebook was initially rumored to be going public in 2010, and then in 2011. News reports suggest that the company now wants to wait until at least 2012 to show revenue growth. Is it such a smart move by the company to wait?
Two of Facebook’s venture capital investors told the DTD conference in Germany that the social network has no plans to go public in the near term — meaning 2010 — that the company is instead still investing in and building its business.
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