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If you give an 18-year-old $100,000 not to go to college, will you create the next Mark Zuckerberg? That's what venture capitalist and technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel wants to do with the "20 Under 20" project funded by his foundation.
Marc Andreessen has invested in pretty much ever social media company — Groupon, Zynga, Facebook, Twitter, he's even an angel investor in LinkedIn (LNKD) — and he says this is not an IPO bubble.
Groupon is expending its reach with another major corporate partnership, this one designed to offer half-priced travel deals. Today at the 'All Things D' conference Groupon and Expedia (EXPE) announced a new discount travel site, called "Groupon Getaways with Expedia."
There is no real sign of a social media bubble, but there are some companies out there with strong growth potential, according to Marc Andreessen, Opsware Inc. co-founder and CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
LinkedIn's CEO is here at the 'All Things D' Conference, and while he's not slated to speak, LinkedIn's IPO is the talk of the conference. Everyone here - from startups to VCs, to media and tech execs is discussing what LinkedIn's massive valuation means for the market.
Raised debt ceiling rejected, May auto sales slumped and the LinkedInIPO emulated. Here's what we're watching...
Analysis of the potential market in social media ad sales, with Miles Nadal, MDC Parnters chairman/CEO.
As LinkedIn options trade for the first time today (Friday), pricing remains a bit unusual because of the newness of the social-networking stock.
According to Bill Lefkowitz of vFinance Investments, early trading indicates puts are trading at a premium to calls in price and are also, trading bigger size.
Despite all of the hoopla, when it comes to IPOs there is LinkedIn and Yandex. Then there is everybody else.
When the news broke of LinkedIn’s $8.9 billion IPO, LinkedIn employees had a lot to celebrate. But they weren’t the only ones.
Options in social networking company LinkedIn will be listed on U.S. exchanges, starting today, with Will Duff Gordon, Data Explorers.
A preview of options trading on LindedIn, which is expected to begin tomorrow, with Jon Najarian, OptionMonster.com.
Since LinkedIn's spectacular initial public offering last Friday, concerns have been raised about potential short-sellers waiting in the wings. Today (Thursday, 5/26) may provide a good gauge of any significant bearish sentiment when options become available on the social-media company.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is here (Like). She declined to do any TV interviews (Unlike) as speculation over timing of an inevitable IPO mounts (Poke).
For the first time, shares of LinkedIn became available to short sellers today, but market watchers say there was a wide gulf between what sellers were asking and what buyers were willing to pay. A high stakes game of "chicken" ensued with little or, no business being transacted.
Stocks ended modestly lower amid further signs of economic weakness, and despite a positive call on commodities by Goldman Sachs, which lifted prices of oil and metals.
Stocks turned modestly lower before the close amid more news of weakness in the nation's manufacturing sector, and a positive call on commodities by Goldman Sachs lifted prices of oil and metals.
Energy and materials again landed front and center on every trader's radar after Goldman Sachs made some seriously bullish comments.
Stocks turned mixed a day after a steep selloff, although energy and materials sectors were lifted by a positive report on commodities prices by Goldman Sachs.