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  • Facebook’s Growth Since IPO In 12 Big Numbers

    Facebook’s Growth Since IPO In 12 Big Numbers

    $FB is still stuck at $26.25, way down from its $38 IPO price, but it’s made important progress since going public a year ago. Daily users up 26%, mobile monthly users up 56%, and revenue up 38% are some highlights. It’s running out of people to sign up in the developed world, but with this growth and no serious competitor in sight, it’s survived its hardest year yet. Read More

  • NASDAQ’s Glitch Cost Facebook Investors ~$500M. It Will Pay Out Just $62M. IPO Elsewhere.

    NASDAQ’s Glitch Cost Facebook Investors ~$500M. It Will Pay Out Just $62M. IPO Elsewhere.

    When Twitter or Dropbox go public, they should remember May 18, 2012. The SEC has just approved NASDAQ’s pay out of $62 million to investors burned when the stock exchange’s trading systems broke down during Facebook’s IPO last spring. Total losses for investors were pegged at $500 million by the Wall Street Journal, though. The debacle should push companies eying big IPOs… Read More

  • If Silicon Valley Stocks Are Down, Why Are Home Prices Up?

    If Silicon Valley Stocks Are Down, Why Are Home Prices Up?

    Editor’s note: Glenn Kelman, is CEO of Redfin, a technology-powered real estate broker, backed by Greylock Partners and Madrona Venture Group, with more than $7 billion of home sales. He previously co-founded Plumtree Software, which had a 2002 IPO. He writes a quarterly column on Silicon Valley real estate for TechCrunch. When Michael Arrington calls, you answer. Even if… Read More

  • Stay The Course, Facebook. Even If Your Share Price Crashes

    Stay The Course, Facebook. Even If Your Share Price Crashes

    Ignore us. Ignore the pressure from the media and Wall Street to make more money now as lockups expire and your stock price dips to new lows. The only thing you need to remember is “Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission — to make the world more open and connected.” That’s your leader Mark Zuckerberg in his… Read More

  • How Facebook Could Save Its Shattered Share Price

    How Facebook Could Save Its Shattered Share Price

    If Facebook’s share price continues to plummet, it’s going to have a lot tougher time signing and retaining the top talent who can answer its big questions. It needs more revenue, or at least clear ways of generating it to persuade investors. But payments aren’t growing anymore, and its current ads aren’t enough. It can’t wait to set the money-making wheels… Read More

  • NASDAQ’s Gamble With Facebook’s Fortune

    NASDAQ’s Gamble With Facebook’s Fortune

    NASDAQ had a choice. When its systems buckled under the titanic volume of Facebook IPO share orders, it could have pushed back trading a day, or at least recommended as much to Mark Zuckerberg and company. But as the IPO’s scheduled time passed, NASDAQ made a cavalier decision to stumble forth on broken legs, pretending like little was wrong rather than halt trading as brokers asked. Read More

  • Married Mr. Zuckerberg, Business Man?

    Married Mr. Zuckerberg, Business Man?

    With a wedding ring on his finger and his company public, is Mark Zuckerberg ready to make Facebook produce more profits, not just more social connections? His fanfare-less marriage to long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan this weekend would seem to indicate he won’t be getting too distracted by family life. But just before Facebook IPO’d on Friday, he announced on stage that… Read More

  • Facebook Reveals How Much Stock Each Bank Got, Morgan Stanley Nabbed $6 Billion Worth

    Facebook Reveals How Much Stock Each Bank Got, Morgan Stanley Nabbed $6 Billion Worth

    Just after the markets closed on its first day of public trading, Facebook amended its S-1 with a complete prospectus detailing how much stock each underwriter got to sell. Morgan Stanley, the lead-left bank, received 162.1 million shares ($6.15 billion worth) followed by J.P. Morgan with 84.8 million ($3.22 billion), and Goldman Sachs pulled down 63.1 million shares ($2.4 billion). Read More

  • David Kirkpatrick on Facebook's IPO

    David Kirkpatrick On What The ‘Facebook Effect’ Could Be Post-IPO [TCTV]

    Mark Zuckerberg’s remote ringing of the opening bell and Facebook’s initial stock trades were a bit anti-climactic in person at the NASDAQ Marketsite in New York City, as we’ve written — NASDAQ is a digital exchange after all, so there’s not too much to see visually. But being there was still a great opportunity to talk all things Facebook with David Kirkpatrick… Read More

  • Bankers Got Too Aggressive With Pricing Facebook As They Struggled To Keep Shares Above $38

    Bankers Got Too Aggressive With Pricing Facebook As They Struggled To Keep Shares Above $38

    The underwriters of Facebook’s $16 billion debut on NASDAQ fought to the finish to keep the company’s shares above last night’s final price of $38 a share. Shares closed at $38.23 today. Sources tell us that the syndicate of banks underwriting the deal have been putting in buy orders to keep its price afloat. For Facebook itself, it’s actually a great outcome as the… Read More

  • Facebook IPO Hoodie Award Ceremony and Zuck's Speech

    Zuckerberg Receives Hoodie, Says “Our Mission Isn’t To Be A Public Company” In Pre-IPO Remarks

    Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg received a commemorative hoodie from the NASDAQ CEO Bob Greifeld and thanked his site’s users in opening remarks recorded before he rang the NASDAQ opening bell this morning. In his short speech which you can watch below, Zuckerberg said: “I just want to say a few things, and then we’ll ring this bell and we’ll get back to work. Read More

  • How Big Is The FB IPO? It’s So Big I Just Hit Inbox Zero

    How Big Is The FB IPO? It’s So Big I Just Hit Inbox Zero

    Why is there nothing but Facebook IPO news today, you (Facebook haters) may be asking? Well, outside of the obvious – people are obsessed, this is a historic event, it’s the biggest tech IPO over, etc., etc. – there’s another reason why all the news outlets are publishing Facebook this and Facebook that today. It’s because everyone else is holding their news for… Read More

  • Need A Little Context On Facebook’s IPO? The Social Network Made More Money Than…

    Need A Little Context On Facebook’s IPO? The Social Network Made More Money Than…

    Today’s Facebook IPO is a momentous, historical occasion. It’s set to be the biggest tech IPO ever, and the third largest IPO in U.S. history, second only to Visa and General Motors. The company that was once just a glimmer in the eye of a Harvard student named Mark Zuckerberg raised over $16 billion yesterday as shares were gobbled up by hungry investors, and that $38 share… Read More

  • Mark Zuckerberg Posts Status Update As He Rings The NASDAQ Opening Bell

    Mark Zuckerberg Posts Status Update As He Rings The NASDAQ Opening Bell

    This is awesome. At 9:30 AM ET, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted what’s bound to be a historical status update to his Facebook Timeline. The post simply reads: “Mark Zuckerberg listed a company on NASDAQ. — with Chris Cox and 4 others.” You can read the whole story right here from the engineer who rigged up the auto-post: “How Facebook Hacked The… Read More

  • How Facebook Hacked The NASDAQ Button

    How Facebook Hacked The NASDAQ Button

    Editor’s note: Some savvy Facebook engineers rigged the NASDAQ button to automatically post “Mark Zuckerberg has listed a company on NASDAQ – FB” to the CEO’s Timeline as he rung the bell to open the NASDAQ’s day of trading. David Garcia, a senior software engineer at Facebook, explains how they turned the NASDAQ on to Open Graph. It was a normal Monday. Read More

  • Ready To Talk FB? Social Finance Site TradingView Debuts Real-Time Chat

    Ready To Talk FB? Social Finance Site TradingView Debuts Real-Time Chat

    Social finance site TradingView, which launched in September of last year, is rolling out a new feature just in time for the Facebook IPO (c’mon, you knew there would have to be at least one story about “just in time for the Facebook IPO” today, right?). But anyway, this one seems relevant at least: TradingView is launching interactive real-time chatting on its site, which… Read More

  • Charts: Facebook’s IPO In Historical Context And Its Share Price Over Time

    Charts: Facebook’s IPO In Historical Context And Its Share Price Over Time

    Facebook will be the largest tech IPO in history today as the company and its early shareholders raise $16 billion. There is also an allotment for them to sell up to $2.4 billion more in the next 30 days. We’ve made a couple of charts to show how it compares to other historical IPOs, according to NASDAQ data. Then we also have historical price data from SecondMarket, which is a… Read More

  • Watch Mark Zuckerberg Ring The NASDAQ Bell Before Facebook’s IPO

    Watch Mark Zuckerberg Ring The NASDAQ Bell Before Facebook’s IPO

    You can watch  here on TechCrunch or on the NASDAQ website as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made history this morning ringing the bell to open the day’s trading on the NASDAQ from Facebook’s headquarters just before his company’s IPO. The ceremony didn’t include Zuckerberg giving a speech or any remarks. However, he did sign the NASDAQ bell’s touchscreen “To… Read More

  • Facebook Says Haters Gonna Hate, Likers Gonna Like

    Facebook Says Haters Gonna Hate, Likers Gonna Like

    Facebook knows what’s best for you, sometimes before you do. That’s the meaning of a new “Likers Gonna Like” inspirational mini-poster printed by the Facebook Toronto Office. If you don’t approve of something Facebook’s doing, fine, there’s millions of other people who do. And just as with the launch of the news feed, if you hate some change to the… Read More

  • Want Facebook Shares? HK’s 8 Securities Offers $200 Worth If You Join Its Trading Platform

    Want Facebook Shares? HK’s 8 Securities Offers $200 Worth If You Join Its Trading Platform

    With Facebook announcing its ballsy stock price of $38 yesterday and all eyes now on what will happen with the social network when it finally goes public today, a new trading platform in Hong Kong, 8 Securities, is seizing the moment to boost its own profile by offering customers US$200 of Facebook shares if they sign up to trade on 8 Securities’ trading platform in the next month. The… Read More