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Facebook’s Secondary Stock Offering To Raise Nearly $4 Billion

It has been a little over an year since Facebook decided to go public. After its IPO last year, the company’s stock price dipped which took quite a while to recover. These things happen in the course of running a public company, and so do secondary stock offerings. Show More Summary

Time for a shopping spree? Facebook sells $1.5B in shares (but has no plans just yet)

Facebook’s stock took a dive early Thursday, thanks to a stock sale and the ghost of its IPO. Facebook announced today its plans to sell $70 million in shares, worth roughly $3.9 billion. Zuckerberg himself is selling 41.4 million shares …


2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet has ruled that Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and dozens of banks must face a lawsuit, accusing them of misleading investors about the social network's economic health during its IPO. Ouch. Read more...

5 Biggest Social Media Lessons of 2013

It was a big year for social media. Twitter made its successful debut on the stock market while Facebook recovered from its troubled IPO a year earlier. We also saw the launch of Vine, the rise of Snapchat and the acceptance of social...Show More Summary

Oregon Politician Gets Prison Time For Facebook IPO Fraud

An Oregon politician was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday for fraud in connection with last year’s Facebook IPO. Craig Berkman, a former Republican candidate for governor in 1994, convinced investors he had access to shares of Facebook before the social networking company’s initial public offering. Show More Summary

Hilton Jumps 9% In Debut, Expect More Gains In Hot Hotel Stocks

It may not have had the buzz of a Twitter or Facebook but Blackstone's IPO of Hilton Worldwide is one for the books.

13 Startup Founders Share Their Secrets for Driving Pageviews from Facebook

Last month, Twitter had a wildly successful IPO but a recent report from Shareaholic shows Facebook is really where it's at (at least for website owners). The dominant social network, unsurprisingly, drives the most social traffic to websites. Show More Summary

Forget Snapchat and WhatsApp for a second – Kik is the dark horse of the Internet

2 years agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Facebook and Google were both said to be trying to buy WhatsApp. Japan’s Line is mulling an IPO. China’s WeChat is becoming a threat to the country’s equivailent of PayPal. Snapchat turned down a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook. All of the top 10 games in South Korea’s App Store have come via KakaoTalk. Messaging, it is clear now,...

Still Waiting for IPO 2.0

Facebook goes public and its stock declines. Commentators write that investors should have known it was overpriced. Twitter goes public and its stock pops. Commentators write that the company left money on the table. Not nearly enough people though remark on how crazy it is that companies still go public the way they do. Show More Summary

NYSE holds "successful" dry run for Twitter IPO

It was the first time the exchange conducted a mock IPO as it takes pains to avoid the technical problems that marred Facebook's debut

Twitter IPO Conversation Across the Social Web [INFOGRAPHIC]

What was the social buzz around Twitter’s initial public offering? How did it compare to Facebook’s? Who’s doing the buzzing? To answer these questions and more Mashwork and CNBC designed this infographic, which takes a closer look at conversation across the social media landscape the day before and through Twitter's IPO. read more

Social Media Is Becoming Less Free

In response to Twitter going public, Benjamin Kunkel pens a manifesto arguing that “social media can either be profitable or it can be social. In the end, it can’t be both”: The IPOs of Facebook and Twitter should therefore be reversed, through the socialization of both companies and other social-media services that attain a similar […]

#PR: Look Out Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube; Here Comes Twitter

Summary: As almost all of us have heard, in the wake of its IPO, Twitter unveiled new features. One is Custom Timelines (where you supposedly can have multiple timelines for your Twitter account) and, what is probably even more important for PR and marketing types, an ability to include images and video on tweets. Yes, you read it correctly.

Twitter To Be Added To Wilshire 5000 On Friday

Just when Twitter briefly dipped in bear market territory from its post IPO highs, and threatened to wipe out the retail mania of 2013 (very much as FaceBook did in 2012), here comes the hail mary to provide the most anticipated IPO of the year its second wind. Show More Summary

Some Reasons that Twitter's IPO was Smaller than Facebook's.

Before its IPO, last Thursday, Twitter reacted to the strong demand for its initial public offering by raising the price range for its shares (from $17 to $20, as initially planned) to $26 per share. As a result, Twitter raised...

Study: Twitter had less media coverage than Facebook in month before IPO

2 years agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Data compiled by the company that makes the news-reading app News360 says Twitter had 31 percent more media coverage than Facebook in the month after each company’s announcement that it planned an initial public offering. But in the month leading … Read more

Quick, Everyone IPO

Facebook's share price tanked upon IPO, scaring plenty of private companies away from the public markets. But with its eventual recovery and now the stellar performance of Twitter's IPO out the gates, the Wall Street bell suddenly has a much nicer ring to it. Just in the last few days we've heard of Square, Box, and Seamless moving forward with IPO plans.

Why Twitter will beat Facebook

It’s not just about the initial public offering, but the IPO does say something. Facebook’s IPO was a disaster. So far, Twitter’s has been a rousing success. Without looking too deeply into those initial steps into the public world, each situation may be a glimpse at each company’s future. Show More Summary

Twitter Did Everything Right To Avoid Facebook's IPO Woes

(Reuters) - As Twitter Inc's chief financial officer planned the company's initial public offering this year, he had one overriding goal: to avoid becoming the next Facebook Inc. Twitter CFO Mike Gupta grilled banks about how to sidestep...Show More Summary

Congratulations to my friends at Twitter

It looks like the Twitter IPO went well, maybe even exceptionally well.  Now lets hope they don’t pull a Facebook and see their stock at 25% of it’s current value in 3 months.  

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