Posts filed under “IPOs”

Open Thread: Facebook’s Pricing, Privacy & Future

Are you sick to death of Facebook hype yet?

Me too!

I haven’t heard much about their privacy issues in the mad run up to IPO. (I wonder why that is?) No matter how many times I shut off notifications, raise privacy settings, and remove alerts, Facebook continues to send me email. It seems every time they change something, they willfully change my settings and ignore the email address removal. (Really, WhoTF thinks I have the slightest interest in “Sims Social?”)

What are your beefs about Facebook — Valuation, Reach, engagement, revenue per user, privacy issues, mobile, advertising effectiveness, China penetration — what is on your collective minds?



Category: IPOs, Legal, Trading, Valuation, Web/Tech

Kedrosky: Facebook Has Institutional Overhang

Paul Kedrosky, author of the Infectious Greed Blog and a Bloomberg contributing editor, talks about the outlook for Facebook Inc.’s initial public offering. Kedrosky speaks with Erik Schatzker, Stephanie Ruhle, Scarlet Fu and Sara Eisen on Bloomberg Television’s “InsideTrack.”

Source: Bloomberg May 17 2012

Category: IPOs, Video, Web/Tech

1,000 Facebook ‘Likes’ Cost $75

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For $75, This Guy Will Sell You 1,000 Facebook ‘Likes’
Steve Henn and Zoe Chace
NPR, May 16, 2012

Category: IPOs, Video, Web/Tech

Facebook Stock Certificate Facebook

Click to enlarge: Source: DC Entertainment Hat tip contrabandista

Category: IPOs, Valuation

BNN: Facebook Raises IPO Price Range

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Source: Business News Network

Category: IPOs, Video

Mark Zuckerberg, C.E.O.

Is Mark Zuckerberg, founder of social media phenomenon Facebook, ready to be the chief executive of an 80 billion dollar company?

Category: Corporate Management, IPOs, Video

Barron’s Goes Negative on Facebook

“In the short run the market is a voting machine, and in the long run it is a weighing machine.” -Benjamin Graham, regarded as the father of security analysis   > With the FB IPO imminent, investor frenzy continues to grow. Given all of this interest, the stock may be a short term trading winner….Read More

Category: IPOs, Valuation

Jobs Act 2012 a Recipe for Fraud

Bill Black: The “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act” will create a race to the regulatory bottom

Category: IPOs, Legal, Really, really bad calls, Regulation

Less than meets the eye at Facebook

Less than meets the eye at Facebook Barry Ritholtz, Washington Post February 11, 2012 > Facebook is valued at “plenty” By Wall Street’s tech cognoscenti, Take 1 billion friends Times 5 dollars, then Times IPO multiple: 20! — Limericks Économiques > Last week, I made a surprising discovery about Facebook: It has far fewer “active”…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, IPOs

Yelp Going Public; Billions to Flow to Reviewers

No, not really. I am as much of a Yelp fan as I am a Facebook fan — which is to say, not much at all. As a writer, I find the write-for-free-we’re-going-public approach of Yelp/Huff Po/Seeking Alpha utterly reprehensible. As a gourmand — and a fat bastard — I prefer the Zagat model. There…Read More

Category: IPOs, Technology, Valuation