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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Five Things to Think About as Facebook Goes Public Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 12:29 PM ET

    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.

  • The Dark Side of Facebook Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 12:13 PM ET

    Facebook isn't free from harassment, viruses and other criminal activity.

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

    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.

  • A Russian Magnate’s Facebook Bet Pays Off Big Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 10:10 AM ET
    Alisher Usmanov

    With his droopy eyeglasses and boxy suits, Alisher B. Usmanov is at no risk of being mistaken for a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. But the Russian steel tycoon is poised to make billions of dollars from the initial public stock offering of Facebook this week — in the same league as many of that social networking company’s early backers. NYT reports.

  • As Facebook Deal Grows, So Does Cash-Out Opportunity Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 9:45 AM ET

    Facebook has seen a frenzy of demand in the run-up to its initial public offering. On Monday, the company increased the price range for shares, and 24-hours later, said it would be upping the size of the deal by roughly 25 percent.

  • Facebook to Increase IPO Deal Size by 25%: Source Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 8:23 PM ET

    Facebook plans to increase the size of its IPO by 85 million shares, says someone familiar with the matter, a move that could value the offering at as much as $18.5 billion.

  • Facebook IPO & A Skeptical Public Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 4:16 PM ET
    Facebook IPO & A Skeptical Public

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on the results of a CNBC-AP poll on Facebook that reveals 59% of respondents don't trust Facebook with their personal information. Dan Niles, Alpha One Capital Partners, weighs in.

  • Facebook Profit Roadblocks? Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 1:17 PM ET
    Facebook Profit Roadblocks?

    Investors may be hot to trot over Facebook's IPO, but a new AP-CNBC poll finds the company is facing potential monetary roadblocks, with CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • Facebook: A Passing Fad? Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    Facebook: A Passing Fad?

    According to a new CNBC-AP poll, nearly half of the people that use Facebook say it's a passing fad. Jon Najarian, TradeMonster.com founder and the FMHR traders, share their trade on the upcoming tech IPO.

  • The Most Important Friendship: Facebook and Zynga Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 12:16 PM ET

    Facebook likes Zynga – a lot.  While the social game maker endured some close scrutiny during its IPO because of its reliance on Facebook, the relationship is actually more of a codependent one -- and Facebook will be the first to admit that.

  • Nancy Miller: Facebook Advertising Drop Just a Blip Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 11:49 AM ET
    The Facebook IPO Primer by Nancy Miller

    The outlook for Facebook’s advertising prowess is central to Facebook, which plans on pricing its initial public offering of 377 million shares on May 17 .

  • Should Facebook's Zuckerberg Get a Prenup? Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 7:30 AM ET
    Should Facebook's Zuckerberg Get a Prenup?

    Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, sounds off on whether Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will obtain a prenuptial agreement if he marries his girlfriend, with the "Squawk Box" crew.

  • Trump: Dimon's Woes & Zuckerberg's Prenuptial Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 7:30 AM ET
    Trump: Dimon's Woes & Zuckerberg's Prenuptial

    Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, sounds off on the JPMorgan trading blunder and wonders whether Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will obtain a prenuptial agreement if he marries his girlfriend.

  • Facebook Poll Results: AP-CNBC Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 7:02 AM ET
    Facebook Poll Results: AP-CNBC

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche breaks down the numbers in a recent AP-CNBC poll which shows investors are leery about Facebook's management, growth prospects, and valuations.

  • Facebook

    Facebook’s long-awaited initial public offering will be a long-term bet, and selling pressure on the shares after the market excitement post-IPO will “relax,” Martin Sorrell, CEO at advertising bellwether WPP told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Confidence Lacking in Zuckerberg as Corporate Steward Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 12:05 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Despite the fever-pitch hype over Facebook’s IPO, confidence in the company’s chief executive as a steward of the public tech giant is lacking.