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Why I’m Leaving Facebook : The New Yorker

I established a Facebook account in 2008. My motivation was ignoble: I wanted to distribute my …

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Facebook Shares Slump on Second Day – NYTimes.com

Shares of Facebook were down 11 percent in trading on Monday, well below the …

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Facebook goes public: Not top of the pops | The Economist

INVESTORS have gotten used to a swift run-up, or “pop”, in the share price of tech firms that stage an initial public offering (IPO). But doubts swirling around Facebook’s business model meant that the giant social network’s stock failed to …

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Facebook IPO: Did Twitter Crowdsourcing Just Give Us Closing Price?

When you get a lot of smart and interested people together to make a prediction in aggregate, it can be scary accurate. Anyone who has read the James Surowiecki business science classic The Wisdom of Crowds, and a host of corroborating authors such as …

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Facebook Raises $16 Billion in I.P.O. – NYTimes.com

Facebook pulled it off.

As investors raced to buy shares, the sprawling social network raised …

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In Facebook Deal for Instagram, Board Was All But Out of Picture – WSJ.com

On the morning of Sunday, April 8, Facebook Inc.’s youthful chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, alerted his board of directors that he intended to buy Instagram, the hot photo-sharing service.

It was the first the board heard of what, later that day, would become …

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Social networking: Facestagram’s photo opportunity | The Economist

MOST companies preparing for a huge stockmarket flotation would try to keep a low profile. Not Facebook. On April 9th the giant social network stunned the business world by announcing it was buying …

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Facebook Is Using You – NYTimes.com

LAST week, Facebook filed documents with the government that will allow it to sell shares of stock to the public. It is estimated to be worth at least $75 billion. But unlike other big-ticket corporations, it doesn’t have an inventory of widgets or gadgets, cars or phones. Facebook’s inventory consists of personal data — yours and …

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Facebook Files for IPO – WSJ.com

Facebook Inc. filed for an initial public offering Wednesday that could value the social network between $75 billion and $100 billion, putting the company on track for one of the biggest U.S. stock-market  …

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Investors Get the Chance to Assess Facebook’s Potential – NYTimes.com

With a huge initial public offering on the runway, Facebook has shown that it pays to have friends. New investors will now have to decide what they are willing to pay to be …

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Personal Data’s Value? Facebook Is Set to Find Out – NYTimes.com

Facebook, the vast online social network, is poised to file for a public stock offering on Wednesday that will ultimately value the company at $75 billion to $100 billion, cashing in on the fuel that powers the engine of Internet commerce: personal …

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