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    Facebook and Google have similar creation stories: Brilliant young founders, prime Silicon Valley addresses, and huge trend-setting IPOs. Here are five ways they are very different.

  • Looking Beyond Facebook's IPO     Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 8:58 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses Wal-Mart's earnings beat and where shares of Facebook might move after its IPO, with Jeremy Siegel, University of Pennsylvania professor

  • Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook's Billion-Dollar Woman Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 8:43 AM ET
    Sheryl Sandberg

    As the social network’s COO, Sandberg runs its all-important advertising business, business development, and oversees hiring. In her four years at the company she’s helped Facebook become profitable, expand internationally, and grow its user base by more than a dozen times over to over 900 million.

  • Why Facebook is Celebrating Its IPO With a Hackathon Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 8:39 AM ET
    facebook

    Facebook isn't losing its commitment to its "Hacker" culture when it goes public — instead, it's celebrating it, with an all-night "Hackathon."

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Senators Schumer, (D-NY) and Casey, (D-PA) announced they will unveil a bill aimed at Facebook co-founder, Eduardo Saverin, in an attempt to stop him from avoiding taxes by renouncing his U.S. citizenship.

  • Inside Facebook’s Money Machine Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 8:13 AM ET
    Facebook

    There’s been a lot of talk about Facebook’s valuation, but the real question behind that valuation, is how Facebook makes money and what its prospects are in the future.

  • Siegel on Wall Street's Game of Risk     Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 7:08 AM ET

    Jeremy Siegel, University of Pennsylvania professor weighs in on the Facebook IPO craze, today's pricing and what investors need to watch after the stock begins trading.

  • Zuckerberg Through the Years     Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    A recap of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's appearances on CNBC through the years.

  • Markets Await Facebook IPO, But Greece Is Still a Worry Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 6:19 PM ET
    Facebook IPO papers

    Stock-market strategists do not expect the Facebook deal to have much market impact, but it will be critical to the IPO market that Facebook stock rises after the offering and holds gains.

  • Silicon Valley’s High Tech Mountain Retreat Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 4:20 PM ET
    A gated community situated between North Lake Tahoe and Truckee, Calif., counts among its members bigwigs from Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, and Google. While North Lake Tahoe is a four-hour drive from the Silicon Valley, Martis Camp serves as a year-round second-home getaway. The homes have rustic touches and incorporate rugged materials, but the community members are not exactly roughing it. The luxury mountain homes in the community start in the $2 million range, and the community buildings such as

    This gated community counts among its members bigwigs from Facebook, Apple, and Google. Will such upscale communities become standard for the titans of Silicon Valley?

  • A New Facebook Derivative Trade: the Stock Certificate  Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 4:19 PM ET
    Martha Stewart Stock Certificate

    Facebook is making stock certificates available to investors who request them. And, while it's a fairly plain-looking certificate, there's a lot of interest, because Mark Zuckerberg's name is on it.

  • General Motors Bails on Facebook Ads, Ford Stays     Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 2:50 PM ET

    General Motors decided to pull its advertisements from Facebook, saying the business model doesn't work, but Ford is sticking with the social network. Jim Farley, Ford and Todd Haselton, Techno Buffalo, offer insight.

  • Five Things to Think About as Facebook Goes Public Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 12:29 PM ET
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    With big advertisers not convinced that Facebook is a good platform to propel brands forward and privacy issues plaguing Zuckerberg and company, it will be interesting to see how this all plays out. Here are five things we can learn and chew on from all the hoopla.

  • Add Friend Facebook

    The amount of brand conversation taking place on Facebook and other social networking sites is a drop in the bucket compared to the real world conversations between parents and kids, spouses, friends, and with colleagues at work. And the impact of these real world conversations is considerably bigger, as well.

  • With Facebook IPO, Social Business Becomes Key: Authors Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 12:08 PM ET
    Facebook

    When Facebook becomes a publicly traded company, the financial event will be remembered for many reasons, but one way to  view it is as a watershed moment in the evolution of social business.

  • Facebook IPO Requires Leap of Faith: Author  Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 12:04 PM ET

    It’s the capital markets event of the year. But anyone wanting to buy stock in Facebook’s imminent initial public offering needs unwavering faith in the vision of Mark Zuckerberg, the social network’s founder.

  • GM Still Likes Its No-Facebook Ad Strategy Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 11:56 AM ET
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    Despite criticism for pulling its Facebook ads, GM is not changing its stance. The world's largest automaker believes that it is better served not running direct ads on the world's largest social network.

  • Countdown to Facebook IPO     Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    Clara Shih, Hearsay Social CEO, discusses Facebook's opportunity to expand its ad dollars, and why she thinks social media companies can become profitable.

  • GM to Pull Ads From Facebook     Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 10:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports automaker, GM is pulling its $10 million in direct ads from Facebook after determining those ads had little impact on the consumers, but will retain their brand pages and marketing on the social website.

  • Facebook IPO: Friend or Foe?     Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    If you haven't been able to get in on the Facebook deal, do not buy the stock right after it comes public on Friday, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.