Felix Salmon links Zuckerberg’s decision to acquire WhatsApp back to its “stroke-of-genius” decision to go public in 2011 and conquer the mobile market through acquisitions: Zuckerberg knew, circa Facebook’s IPO, that his company was not good at mobile: it didn’t have the problem solved. And he knew that asking his existing corps of engineers to turn their attention […]
Kakao Talk began as a simple messaging application that gained immediate popularity in Korea. But will its IPO plans stagnate as WhatsApp gets a Facebook infusion?
By Felix Salmon: Two years ago, before Facebook (FB) went public, I wrote a feature for Wired with the title "For High Tech Companies, Going Public Sucks." It was illustrated with this Mark Zuckerberg sadface: As it happened, going public did suck for Mark Zuckerberg - much more than even I thought that it would. Show More Summary
If you're asking whether Zuckerberg paid too much for WhatsApp, you're asking the wrong question.
By Benjamin Clark: Those interested in the stock market often jump on board the latest hot IPO, and it can be very easy for emotions to come into play when IPOs are concerned. After all, we all know about the investors who have become...Show More Summary
By Victor Liang: Executive summary: Alibaba is the leading e-commerce company in China that is much more profitable than Amazon and eBay. Contrary to the popular belief that Alibaba is China's Amazon, its business model is very different. The...Show More Summary
Good morning! Here's what you need to know today in tech: A job listing for an "External Reporting Specialist" has people thinking Spotify might IPO. Facebook knows when you're going to fall in love based on how often two people write on each others' walls. Show More Summary
All it takes is one IPO to make it official, say locals, and it feels like it's right around the corner. Los Angeles has never been a real tech titan. The city has yet to breed its own Facebook, Google, or Tumblr, whose vast successes generated sophisticated tech ecosystems in San Francisco and New York. Read Full Story
Facebook and Twitter delivered incredible IPOs in the past few years, but GoPro is the one investors should be interested in.
The trading platform SecondMarket — known for providing a market for investors to trade shares in Facebook before the company’s IPO — has taken what it says could be the first step toward becoming the first U.S.-based, regulated and trustworthy [&hellip...
Twitter IPO was probably one of the most talked about initial public offerings from the technology sector last year. The company went public rather smoothly last year and didn’t face issues that Facebook did at the time it went public. Show More Summary
Twitter will release its first earnings report on Wednesday since going public in early November. As with the rest of the IPO process, chances are Twitter's team hopes to do the opposite of Facebook. The day after Facebook's first earnings report as a public company, Facebook's stock hit a new all-time low. Show More Summary
Twitter Inc. (TWTR) is set to report FQ4 2013 after the market closes opens on Wednesday, February 5th. Since the company's IPO back in November, Twitter's stock has run up over 40% from initial trading prices to $65. Wall Street is forecasting an 89% increase in FQ4 sales in Twitter's first earnings report as a publicly traded company. Show More Summary
Here's why General Electric investors will be paying attention to 2014's biggest IPO.
Eighteen months ago, in the grips of a disastrous IPO and with Facebook reporting no mobile revenue, there was an explosion of commentary about how the mobile platform was going to kill Facebook and possibly put an end to digital advertising as we know it. What a difference a year and a half makes. For the last quarter of...
All eyes have lately been on King.com, the game-maker that delayed its IPO because Candy Crush Saga has been "too successful." But before Candy Crush Saga became a massive hit on both Facebook and mobile devices, King.com had a few duds, King chief creative officer Sebastian Knutsson tells Business Insider. Show More Summary
From the decline of Facebook use among teens to Twitter's IPO, if there is one thing we know for sure about social media, it's that few trends hold on for long — so marketers need to stay on their toes. See also: The Top 10 Most-Shared...Show More Summary
Facebook has left its inglorious IPO days in the dust, and is firing away on all cylinders recently. But have investors already missed all the upside, or is this a long-term winner?
Since Facebook's blockbuster $16 billion IPO, the social network has seen its share of highs and lows.
Nearly one year ago, I warned yet again of the trend starting to turn against Facebook. For those who don't follow me, I was most bearish on Facebook - even before its IPO. This was not because I doubted the company, but because I doubted the Goldmans Sachs/Morgan Stanley snakeoil salesman valuation. Show More Summary