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The Facebook IPO

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  • Its IPO Botched, Facebook Looks Hard at Nasdaq Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 9:57 AM ET
    Facebook

    Tensions between Nasdaq and Facebook are so high that the social networking company is still considering switching exchanges and is weighing the costs of such a move, officials there said. The New York Times reports.

Wall Street's View

  • Add Friend Facebook

    A few days ago Facebook rolled out a little feature called 'Friends Nearby' that was, well, potentially a stalker's dream come true, which might be why the social network decided to nix the feature in just a few hours.

  • A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook already knows what you "like." It could be near uncovering your desires, too. As Inside Facebook first reported, Facebook might soon supplement its "like" button with a "want" button that could push the site more toward becoming a place for consumption, rather than social connection, and make commerce a mainstay of the site.

  • Robert Greifeld, chief executive officer and president of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc.

    Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld told CNBC that the firm has been "embarrassed" by the botched Facebook IPO but the exchange has no direct responsibility to individual investors.

  • Don’t Let Facebook Keep You Out of Stocks Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 1:01 PM ET
    Facebook IPO, Nasdaq

    If the miserable Facebook IPO has kept you out of the stock market, Knight Capital CEO Tom Joyce says, you'll be sorry.

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    One month after its botched initial public offering, Facebook is set to file a motion to consolidate all the shareholder lawsuits against the company, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, who requested anonymity because the document was still private, the New York Times reports.

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    From Facebook's company-obsessed culture to its rowdy company parties, a former employee is airing some of the social network's dirty laundry in a new book that was released Tuesday.

  • Sheryl Sandberg

    Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is joining the social network's board of directors, the company announced Monday.

  • Facebook

    Just how hard can it be to verify the age of a person online? The answer, it turns out, is very hard. The reality is that, online, it is extremely difficult to tell whether someone is an 11-year-old girl or a 45-year-old man.

  • Why I’ve Finally Bought Facebook: Investor Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    I did something Wednesday that I didn’t think I was ever going to be able to do. Not only did I establish a position in social media giant Facebook, but I did so while feeling good about the decision.

  • Airtime Co-founder and Executive Chairman Sean Parker and Airtime Co-founder and CEO Shawn Fanning at the Airtime Launch Press Conference at Milk Studios on June 5, 2012 in New York City.

    Sean Parker, Facebook's first company president, rejected one analyst's claims that Facebook would "disappear in five to eight years."

  • Nasdaq Offers $40 Million for Facebook Compensation Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 5:06 PM ET
    NASDAQ MarketSite Tower, Times Square, New York, NY

    Nasdaq OMX Group proposed a "one-time" payout of about $40 million to compensate some financial firms that suffered losses from botched trades during the Facebook IPO.

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    Facebook will lose dominance as a major web company in less than a decade, Eric Jackson, founder of Ironfire Capital said Monday on CNBC's Squawk on the Street.

  • Facebook IPO Bad Sign for Others: Banker Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 8:12 AM ET
    Facebook IPO papers

    Facebook, the internet's top social network and the first U.S. company to start with a market capitalization of more than $100 billion at its initial public offering (IPO) last month, turned into a disappointment later as its stock price fell and one banker said this is a bad sign for other IPOs.

  • Facebook Shakes Out Around $20: Henry Blodget Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 2:15 PM ET
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    With investors wondering just how low Facebook will go, Wall Street’s Henry Blodget tells us FB could have another 20% of downside.

  • Mobile Ads' Promise Eludes Facebook, Other Businesses Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 1:40 PM ET
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    The market for the ads that dot smartphone and tablet screens is expected to soar to $10.8 billion in U.S. sales by 2016, from $2.6 billion expected this year, according to research firm eMarketer.

  • Facebook Stock Dip Temporary: Analyst Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 1:48 PM ET
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    Facebook's stock price may have taken a dive today, but the social networking giant's stock should stabilize after about two or three quarters and then will move up, according to Victor Anthony, an analyst for Topeka Capital Markets, during an appearance on CNBC's Squawk on the Street.

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    Facebook's volatile IPO was the result of no one knowing how to value the social network's 900 million users, according to a recent report by the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Conflict-of-interest arguments are brewing about whether Morgan Stanley and other banks were allowed to make significant downward adjustments to Facebook's financial estimates during the deal's 9-day marketing period.

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    Facebook's chief technology officer Bret Taylor is leaving the social network later this summer to work on start-ups that have not been determined, according to a report.

  • Nasdaq executives are making an aggressive, behind the scenes push to stem the damage from the Facebook IPO, CNBC has learned.

  • Still Like Facebook? There’s an ETF for That. Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 5:16 PM ET
    A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    Investors, who have not been spooked by Facebook’s tumultuous market debut, will be able to get exposure to the social networking giant through an exchange-traded fund starting Friday.

  • Apple and Facebook Take Aim at Google Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 10:53 AM ET
    Facebook

    Apple has struck a new alliance with Facebook to integrate the social network into its iPhone, iPad and Mac operating system at the same time as it introduces a range of new MacBook computers.

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    Investors looking to short Facebook stock are getting ‘in front of a freight train,’ analyst Laura Martin of Needham & Co. told CNBC.

  • Facebook flag at JP Morgan

    It’s possible that the underwriters’ analysts never were tipped off about any non-public information. Maybe they just all came to the same conclusion based on changes in the publicly filed IPO materials. But the only way to know for sure is for the SEC to investigate the matter.

  • Mark Zuckerberg ringing the Nasqaq bell.

    There are plenty of reasons Facebook's IPO had a disappointing debut on Friday, but new information is emerging on why the stock selloff nearly turned into a run on Monday.

  • Facebook's True Value for Marketers Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 3:57 PM ET
    Facebook sign at their main campus in Menlo Park, California.

    Word of mouth is the most powerful way to market any business. In fact, many studies have shown that consumers are more likely to make purchase decisions based on recommendations from people they know than from a brand’s marketing materials. And this is precisely what makes Facebook such a powerful marketing tool.

  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Goes Back to Harvard Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 2:44 PM ET
    Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.

    Harvard Business School MBA candidates are preparing to hear from one of the school's most high profile alumnus -- Sheryl Sandberg.

  • Facebook 'Classic Example of Investor Greed': Bogle
    By: Jeff Cox
    Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 3:25 PM ET
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    "When all the parties to a transaction are greedy, this is the kind of outcome you can expect," the leader of the Vanguard Group said of the Facebook IPO.

  • The Warning Signs Behind Facebook's Flop Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 2:38 PM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    While trading glitches at the Nasdaq on the company’s opening day are widely seen as contributing to the sell-off, the stock’s lingering shortcomings are raising questions about whether or not lead underwriter Morgan Stanley (along with other banks) misgauged the demand, and the price of the deal.

  • Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg wed in ceremony held in the backyard of their home in Palo Alto, May 19 2012.

    The speculation about who gets what in the Facebook marriage reflects a common problem in any marriage of (financial) unequals. Experts give views on Zuck's pre-IPO nups.

  • Facebook IPO hat

    “Ironically, this is a huge plus for the IPO market ... with below-average pricings moving forward,” one IPO analyst said.

  • Facebook More Like Face-Bomb Monday, 21 May 2012 | 3:14 PM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg ringing the Nasqaq bell.

    Still waiting for your buy and sell orders on Facebook spacer to clear? That's ok, it's only money. A lot of money. Your money. In honor of the most astounding trading event of the year, Josh Brown renamed the Facebook IPO "Face-plant", which I thought was pretty funny.

  • NYSE Quiet on Facebook Fiasco, but... Monday, 21 May 2012 | 9:47 AM ET
    Facebook IPO papers

    The Facebook fiasco: One party conspicuously quiet in all this is NYSE Euronext. What you have heard from it, officially, is: Zip. Zero. Nada.

  • Nasdaq CEO Explains Facebook IPO's Bungle Sunday, 20 May 2012 | 10:36 PM ET
    NASDAQ Chairman Bob Greifeld

    Nasdaq CEO Bob Greifeld will be on high alert Monday morning when newly public company Facebook gets set to trade after Friday's debacle. He tells Maria Bartiromo what went wrong.

  • Is Facebook a 'Buy?' Ask the Kids Friday, 18 May 2012 | 1:17 PM ET
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    The Facebook IPO has raised a lot of questions: Has its popularity peaked? Is the stock a “buy”? And is a hoodie acceptable fashion for a CEO? We went straight to the "experts" — kids at the Mackay Elementary School in Tenafly, NJ.

  • Facebook Investors Friday, 18 May 2012 | 10:50 AM ET
    Facebook now boasts more than 750 million users, but its investors make up a much more exclusive group. With Facebook likely to go public in late 2012 at a valuation north of $100 billion, these early investors stand to cash in on the social network's success. In the slides that follow, meet the angels, venture capitalists, and global investors who have made big bets on Facebook.

    Click to see who Facebook’s investors were pre-IPO, and how much of a stake they have in the company.

  • Who Are the Under-the-Radar Facebook Investors? Monday, 14 May 2012 | 11:41 AM ET
    Artist David Choe, who painted murals at the headquarters of Facebook Inc. in exchange for company stock.

    The Facebook gravy train is a long one – and some of the people who will benefit from the initial public offering are ones you might not expect.

Inside Facebook

  • The Facebook Obsession     Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    With more than half a billion users around the world, Facebook has altered our everyday lives for better or worse, and in ways we may not even recognize. Correspondent Lester Holt explores the real story behind the $50 billion dollar social network juggernaut.

  • Facebook Beefs Up PR Team As IPO Approaches Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 2:39 PM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook is bulking up its communications teams as it prepares to cope with the increased spotlight of being a public company, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Will Mark Zuckerberg Ever Pay Taxes Again? Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 10:56 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Next year Mark Zuckerberg’s base salary will receive a dramatic pay cut—going from a base salary of $600,000 to just one dollar.

  • Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    In its much-anticipated IPO filing, Facebook states that its mission is “to make the world more open and connected.” Well, every place except China.

  • Zuckerberg's Reign Over the Facebook Kingdom Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 10:07 PM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Mark Zuckerberg is sitting on a massive controlling stake — the largest by a landslide — and he's putting forth a distinctive, ambitious social mission that could alienate investors.

Facebook Timeline

  • Important Dates in Facebook History Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:10 PM ET
    Founder of Facebook.com Mark Zuckerberg, right, and Dustin Moscovitz, co-founder, left; have their photo taken at Harvard Yard.

    So, what did it take to change the way millions of people around the globe stay connected? Click through the interactive timeline below for some of the key dates in Facebook's history.

Key Shareholders

CNBC Facebook IPO Webinars

  • Facebook IPO Risks & Challenges Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 5:53 PM ET

    What are Facebook's risks and challenges ahead of its initial public offering? CNBC Reporter Kayla Tausche lays them out in this 55-minute webinar hosted by Tyler Mathisen and recorded on May 16, 2012.

  • Inside Facebook’s Money Machine Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 10:12 PM ET

    How does Facebook make money and what are the risk factors it lists for the social network's upcoming initial public offering? CNBC Media and Entertainment Reporter Julia Boorstin goes "Inside Facebook's Money Machine" in this 40-minute webinar hosted by Tyler Mathisen and recorded on May 3, 2012.

Slideshows

  • Facebook Investors Friday, 18 May 2012 | 10:50 AM ET
    Facebook now boasts more than 750 million users, but its investors make up a much more exclusive group. With Facebook likely to go public in late 2012 at a valuation north of $100 billion, these early investors stand to cash in on the social network's success. In the slides that follow, meet the angels, venture capitalists, and global investors who have made big bets on Facebook.

    Click to see who Facebook’s investors were pre-IPO, and how much of a stake they have in the company.

  • Inside Facebook Headquarters Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 2:21 PM ET
    Just a month before the company’s highly anticipated S-1 filing, Facebook was moving its employees from its old offices in Palo Alto, Calif., to a new 57-acre campus in Menlo Park, Calif., a building formerly owned by Sun Microsystems. The new campus also boasts a vanity address — 1 Hacker Way — which pays homage to Facebook’s culture. As founder Mark Zuckerberg describes in the recent S-1 filing, “We have cultivated a unique culture and management approach that we call ‘The Hacker Way’... ‘The

    For the approximately 2,000 employees who will report to work at Facebook each day, it’s sure to be a unique work experience. Have a look at Facebook’s new Menlo Park campus.

  • The 10 Biggest Internet IPOs Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 4:47 PM ET
    With more than 900 million active users globally, it’s no surprise that Facebook’s initial public offering has become one of the most highly anticipated deals in history. The company officially filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 3 for an offering that could end up raising more than $13 billion, making it the biggest internet-related IPO on record. The social media titan is also expected to land a massive valuation – up to $96 billion. So, how would a Facebook IPO

    Just how historic is Facebook’s IPO compared to other internet-related deals? Find out.

  • It takes a lot to shift the course of an industry. For every truly disruptive company, there are dozens that try and fail – and plenty of copycats that follow, but fall short of the new model. Being disruptive doesn't always mean being first to the market with an idea. It's about executing it better than any competitor – and staying ahead of the curve from there. So, which products and companies that have changed the way the world does business? Click ahead for the list!

    So, which products and companies that have changed the way the world does business? Click ahead for the list!

  • Homes of the New Tech Titans Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 1:18 PM ET
    The new tech titans are building the tools that influence our daily lives, giving us games like Words with Friends, and the ability to stream our favorite TV shows wherever we are, on whatever gadgets we choose.But where do they rest their bleary eyes after their late-night hackathons? Some prefer a modest place to call home, belying their rock-star-nerd status. But others have splurged and shown that it really pays to be a geek after all.

    Some prefer a modest place to call home, belying their rock-star-nerd status. But others have splurged, showing it really pays to be a geek after all.

Facebook Facts

  • Facebook’s IPO: What We Know Now
    By: Mark Koba
    Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 7:11 PM ET

    Facebook raised  the roof off Wall Street with its  initial public offering, which had a target valuation on the social-media giant as high as $104 billion.  To see where Facebook’s IPO stands now, here are some questions and answers with updates as they happen.

  • Facebook IPO Filing Cheat Sheet Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 6:06 PM ET
    Facebook

    Don’t have time to wade through hundreds of pages of the Facebook registration statement?

  • Facebook IPO Roadshow Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 2:14 AM ET

    Watch Mark Zuckerberg and the rest of Facebook top management describe their mission — and why you should invest.

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