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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

    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.

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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."

  • Facebook

    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

    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.

  • Vijay Singh, 25, checks his Facebook Inc. account at an internet cafe in Mumbai, India.

    India is set to overtake the U.S. as the world’s largest Facebook market by number of users as early as 2015, according to social media analysts, driven by growing internet penetration and high rates of growth in mobile connections.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Facebook

    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.

  • Facebook

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

  • Facebook

    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Facebook

    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

    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

    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?

    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?

    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.

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    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.