Tag Archives: ipo

We’re a mobile company now claims embattled Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg

Which will be news (possibly welcome news) to Facebook shareholders who have seen the value of their stock in the post-IPO company halve from $38 to around $19. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, still worth billions, told a TechCrunch conference that his ...

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What a busy week: Facebook IPO fiasco, Adam & Eve goes for mind-boggling £60m, Jeremy Hunt on way out and why aren’t we on Google News?

OK, let’s take it from the top: Facebook’s IPO was a fiasco as there was clearly information available about the company’s struggle to reach ad revenue targets that were made available to some investors (the big boys) and not the ...

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If you look really hard at the numbers Facebook is worth ‘just’ $21bn (not $104bn)

According to the business press, Wall Street is full of recriminations over the Facebook IPO. Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter, allegedly ignored downward revisions of forecasts from its own analysts during the roadshow pre-IPO. The top securities regulator in Massachusetts ...

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Nielsen and GroupM ride to Facebook’s rescue with online campaign ratings

With Facebook’s share price in an 11 per cent freefall (when I last looked), thank goodness for OCR. That’s what I say. And maybe it’s the mantra nervous Facebook investors should be chanting, too. OCR? No not Optical Character Recognition, ...

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Wordstream research reveals why GM pulled $10m adspend from Facebook

It’s Facebook IPO day tomorrow and the web is awash with reports saying why ads on the social media site don’t work very well. A new report from internet marketing firm Wordstream adds to the volume, claiming that Facebook’s click-through ...

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Agencies think social media will overtake search

Handily, just weeks before an IPO tipped to give Facebook a value twice that of Ford, some research has come to light underwriting investors’ colossal projection of faith. Here, to give the flavour, is Mediapost’s take on it: Social media ...

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