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  • 'Apple Being Used as ATM for Facebook IPO' Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 4:12 PM ET
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    Are investors selling Apple to raise cash to buy Facebook? It seems so, say several brokers who have been watching Apple's stock price fall.

  • Sweeney: Facebook Advertising Money Is In the Movies  Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 4:01 PM ET

    GM has learned what the savvy marketers already knew – people are not looking to buy on Facebook…yet. Facebook users believe their life (and the lives of their friends) is the most entertaining of 24/7 cinema; because they are the stars.

  • Salzman: The Real Impact of Facebook  Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
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    As the celebration of Facebook reaches its crescendo with today’s IPO it is useful to consider the transformational impact that Facebook is having on how companies interact with their customers.

  • How to Trade Facebook Stock Options Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 3:58 PM ET
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    Like Facebook shares, but can't get near them? There are always options.

  • The 5 Best and Worst IPOs Since 2000 Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 3:57 PM ET
    The market for equities has gone through numerous crises, bubbles, ups and downs since the turn of the century, but when an initial public offering (IPO) hits the market, it creates a lot of excitement for investors, and generates billions of dollars for the company involved. Market conditions can be a major factor in determining when companies decide to file, and market optimism or pessimism can influence the value of shares, often to the detriment of the company or the investor. In 2000, compa

    With the hotly anticipated Facebook public listing in mind, the CNBC Analytics team looked into IPOs from 2000 to the present to see which ones have been the most and least successful.

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    Facebook has become an integral part of the recruiting process. It’s given employers an opportunity to learn more about prospective candidates and has allowed organizations to gain intelligence on a person’s ideals and background.

  • 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.