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  • How Do You Put a Price on Facebook? Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:32 PM ET
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    Facebook doesn’t need the money. And investors say the price tag almost doesn’t matter. So how do you put a price on something that many say is priceless?

  • The Facebook IPO Across the Twitterverse Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:32 PM ET
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    From Silicon Valley to Bollywood, the impending opportunity to buy Facebook shares is sparking conversation across all social networks.

  • Important Dates in Facebook History Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:10 PM ET
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    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.

  • Facebook IPO: How Stock Offerings Help the Economy Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 1:37 PM ET
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    The IPO process is critical to the economy’s ability to generate wealth and innovation, says a University of Chicago finance professor.

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    Built on participant immersion and increasingly fueled by brand advertiser dollars, Facebook must continue to answer to both its 900 million participants and the growing number of advertisers as it approaches its IPO and beyond.

  • Facebook's Four Degrees of Separation Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 12:58 PM ET
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    Remember that stat that says everyone in the world is separated by just 6-degrees of separation? Well Facebook’s done the math. And based on its number of users, and the average number of “friends” each of those users have, the company says it’s narrowed the gap down to 4.74-degrees.

  • Facebook IPO: Hot Stock or Tech Flameout? Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 12:34 PM ET
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    If the Facebook IPO is to succeed, it will have to overcome a less-than-stellar history of similar technology offerings that started quickly but soon faltered.

  • Is Facebook California's Savior? Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 12:23 PM ET
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    Facebook's IPO, by some estimates, will turn a thousand of its employees into instant millionaires. So many suddenly wealthy taxpayers in California couldn't come at a better time.

  • Facebook: The Contrarian View Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 12:15 PM ET
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    Does Facebook have a "special sauce" that will monetize the banking, gaming and entertainment industry? Robert Savage, Track.com CEO; Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital; and CNBC's Bob Pisani, offer insight.

  • Facebook: Venture Investing Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
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    Discussing the hype around Facebook's upcoming initial public offering, with Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital; Tom Forte, Telsey Advisory Group; and the FMHR traders.

  • Facebook IPO Range Is Finalized Before Pricing Tonight Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 11:41 AM ET
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    Facebook's IPO price range is now final, and there will be no amendments to it on Thursday, a source tells CNBC.

  • For a Post-IPO Facebook, Lots of Cash and Possibilities Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 11:04 AM ET
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    Last month, Mark Zuckerberg unilaterally decided to shell out $1 billion for Instagram, a social network based on mobile photos. By end of day Friday, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have even more money to throw around. So what is Facebook going to do with all that cash?

  • Who is Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg? Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 10:46 AM ET
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    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the latest detail on Facebook's COO, Sheryl Sandberg, and discusses why she is the company's highest paid employee taking home $31 million in cash and stock last year.

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    With the benefit of hindsight, Facebook's IPO might be most significant because of what comes after it.

  • What Small Business Is the Next Facebook? Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 10:08 AM ET
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    As the financial markets anticipate the initial public offering of social networking megasite Facebook this week, let us take a step back to admire this success story and the entrepreneurial free market system overall, writes Rep. Sam Graves, chair of the House Small Business committee.

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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.

  • Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook's Billion-Dollar Woman Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 8:43 AM ET
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    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
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    Facebook isn't losing its commitment to its "Hacker" culture when it goes public — instead, it's celebrating it, with an all-night "Hackathon."

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