The Facebook IPO

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    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.

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    We'll find out, through a series of interviews with innovators, where the investment opportunity is now, and what the rapid pace of change means for economic growth.

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    One of the hottest topics at this year's Milken Institute Global Conference is bound to be the Facebook IPO.

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    Less than two weeks before the potential launch of Facebook’s initial public offering roadshow, a string of acquisitions and other business distractions are threatening to delay the sale, say people familiar with the matter.

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    Facebook's blockbuster initial public offering could be coming at just the right time for markets — right when investors are preparing for the seemingly annual ritual to sell in May and go away.

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    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.

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    A Wisconsin woman has been charged with theft over accusations she tried to profit from Facebook's much-anticipated plans to go public by selling fake stock in the social media giant.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Artist David Choe, who painted murals at the headquarters of Facebook Inc. in exchange for company stock.

    The graffiti artist who took Facebook stock instead of cash for painting the walls of the social network’s first headquarters made a smart bet. The shares owned by the artist, David Choe, are expected to be worth upward of $200 million when Facebook stock trades publicly later this year. The NYT reports.

  • 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 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.

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    Facebook made its long-awaited filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering. It is expected to trade under the ticker symbol "FB."

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • The Facebook Obsession

    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.